Student Health Insurance Requirement
SHIP 2016-17 Coverage Information Coming Soon (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Information for 2016-17 Student health insurance Requirement coming soon, please use the 2015-16 information below as a reference.


You are required to have health insurance for the 2015-2016 academic year. UC Davis provides a major medical Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to UCD students and charges for this coverage. The expected charges for 2015-16 are $1,318 per quarter Fall/ Winter/Spring ($3,954 total). These charges will automatically be added to your student account unless a waiver is requested and approved. You may waive SHIP coverage if you have proof of comparable health insurance.

Note: Most international coverage is not equivalent to SHIP. To get more insurance information for international students click here.

Request a Waiver

If you have your own comparable insurance coverage, you can request a waiver. Submit your fall 2015 waiver application online no later than September 10.

Orientation 2015 Coverage

Summer 2015 Coverage

Fall 2015 SHIP coverage begins September 21. If you need health insurance before that date, you may opt-in for health insurance under summer SHIP coverage. Summer coverage is $1,144 and cannot be prorated. To request summer SHIP coverage contact Todd Atwood, or (530) 752-2324 as soon as possible but no
later than August 1.

If you do not have health insurance and want to look into short term options,  the Student Insurance Advocate Program (SIA) is a free service that will assist UC Davis students with identifying short term coverage prior to Fall quarter 2015. Some examples of coverage include Covered California or Medi-Cal plans. You will need to contact the SIA team no later than July 10 to ensure summer coverage by August 2015.