Student Health Insurance Plan

Health insurance is mandatory for all UCLA registered students and a condition of enrollment. The UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) is a health care program for UCLA students. The UC SHIP is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, prescription, counseling, vision and dental services. Students with UC SHIP are expected to seek all non-emergency care at the Ashe Center and they can be referred as needed to other network providers. For a more information on UC SHIP, visit the Student Health Insurance Plan website.

In the video to the right Julia Chan, Administrative Assistant at the Arthur Ashe Center review some of the frequently asked questions surrounding the UC SHIP insurance plan.  All links mentioned in the video are available in various sections on this page.

Waiving SHIP

Students that have comparable local health insurance are eligible to waive UC SHIP. If you are interested in waiving UC SHIP, be sure to first look at the Pre-Waiver Worksheet provided by the Ashe Center for step-by-step instructions. Once you have determined that you are eligible to waive SHIP, your student can fill out the waiver online using their UCLA log on and password.


BruinCare is a program that gives students who have waived UC SHIP prepaid access to certain core services at The Ashe Center. By purchasing BruinCare, your Bruin would not have to pay the $12 visit fee or in-house lab fees, and is eligible for certain services at a reduced cost (billed directly to Bruin Bill): in-house x-rays ($5), specialist visits ($40), and more.

For only $60 per quarter, students get unlimited access to these services:

  • All Ashe Primary Care Provider and Specialist visits
  • Core Laboratory tests
  • Core X-rays not requiring specialized equipment

Please note: BruinCare is NOT health insurance and does not cover emergency room care.

For additional details, please go to the BruinCare website.