Grad-student mother gives a friendly finger puppet show on campus during a student-parent advocacy event.
As a student, you have access to the University of California's Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP).
Note: UCSD automatically enrolls all registered students into SHIP. If you are already covered by another insurance plan and wish to opt out of SHIP and have the SHIP fee waived, you must apply for a Health Fee Waiver through TritonLink. A new waiver must be submitted for each academic year. Visit Student Health Services' website for full details.
The UCSHIP offers voluntary coverage for eligible dependents of students who are enrolled in the plan. See Student Health Services' website for more information, including coverage and enrollment periods, how to enroll, and covered benefits.
Many student-parents at UCSD take advantage of the California State health insurance and nutrition assistance programs in order to meet their family's health insurance and nutrition needs.
Depending on your level of income, Medi-Cal or a plan through Covered California may be a good option for you if the UCSHIP Voluntary Coverage for Dependents does not work for your family.
For questions related to providing UCSD documentation during your health insurance application process, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program descriptions below are quoted directly from each individual agency. This information is provided as a supplemental resource for student-parents. Refer directly to each agency for program details, application procedures, and program eligibility: