UCLA Student Health Insurance Office

Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
221 Westwood Plaza, 4th Floor
(310) 825-4073 (option #4)

To make an appointment, or for more information, go to www.studenthealth.ucla.edu
All UCLA students are required to maintain a qualified health insurance plan as a condition of enrollment. Coverage that meets university requirements is offered through the undergraduate UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP).

Health Insurance: As part of their quarterly tuition, all UCLA academic students are assessed a fee for University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP).  UC SHIP fulfills all of the requirements mandated for adequate medical/health insurance as defined by the University. Graduate students who have UC SHIP coverage in Spring Quarter are also covered throughout the summer until the date of start of the Fall Quarter. A complete description of the UC SHIP plan appears on the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center website. The Ashe Center serves as the primary health care provider for UC SHIP at UCLA, and this is where all non-emergency medical care must be initiated for UC SHIP claim payment consideration.

Students may request to waive out of the UC SHIP plan, if they meet the waiver requirements and are privately insured with a recognized U.S. company that is owned, headquartered, and operated in the U.S., and IS NOT a travel insurance policy.

Waiver requests must be submitted via the online mechanism on the Ashe Center website http://www.studenthealth.ucla.edu/CustPages/Insurance.aspx by the registration fee payment deadline each term (whether or not tuition has been paid by that date). Hard copy requests cannot be considered. Private plans that do not meet all of the stated requirements cannot be accepted. UC SHIP waivers must be submitted each academic year.   Waivers submitted after the deadline and before the end of the quarter are subject to a $20 late waiver fee that is non-refundable.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The act of waiving UC SHIP neither causes the cost amount to be refunded to the student, nor saves money for the student’s professor.  This is not a reason to waive UCSHIP.

Dental Care: The UCLA Dental School General Dentistry Clinic accepts patients to become teaching cases. There is a nominal evaluative screening fee, which includes a set of X-rays. You are rated on teaching value on a 5-point scale, and financial screening permits reduced fees (from private practice). The Dental School can also refer you to other low-cost dentists. This Clinic is not an option, if all you need is routine cleaning or scaling.

Appointments: 714 Tiverton Avenue (310) 206-3904
Children’s Clinic: (Children up to 12 years of age) 714 Tiverton 2nd Floor. (310) 825-5619

Dental Insurance: Dental insurance through Delta Dental is automatically included for graduate students who enroll in UC SHIP, the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan.  All UC SHIP plans have a $200 policy year deductible per insured person. Services at the Ashe Center will be with a copayment, coinsurance at 90%/10% or prepaid at 100%. (No deductible taken—student coinsurance liability 10% of the indicated copayment amount) Annual Out-of-Pocket Maximum for PPO Providers is $3,000 per insured person per benefit year; Annual Out-of-Pocket Maximum for Non-PPO Providers is $6,000 per insured person per benefit year.  Lifetime maximum benefit is $600,000.

Counseling and Psychological Services:

John Wooden Center West
221 Westwood Plaza  (entrance faces the Intramural Field and Drake Stadium)
Phone: (310) 825-0768  http://www.counseling.ucla.edu/

The cornerstone of CAPS services is confidential individualized therapy and psychiatric care, provided by a diverse and multiculturally competent professional staff.

In addition to individual services, CAPS provides a range of programs to promote mental health, emotional resilience and wellness throughout the campus community. A Wellness Skills Program provides wellness workshops, time-limited skills development groups, biofeedback training, and wellness program consultations at various locations across campus. Our Wellness Self-Help Lab at John Wooden Center West includes biofeedback bays, a self-help lending library and access to self-diagnostic computerized tools to increase emotional wellness.

Wellness Skills Development Groups focus on self-management and stress management skills, including Reducing Procrastination and Perfectionism, Mindfulness Training, and Increasing Public Speaking Confidence.

CAPS counselors meet with faculty, staff and students across the campus to provide training on emotional health and wellness, and identifying and referring students with compromised stress resilience. On-line resources are designed to allow students, faculty, staff and parents to easily access wellness resources. A 24-hour telephone access line (310-825-0768) allows students, parents and other members of the campus community to receive counseling and consultation in the use of CAPS’ many offerings.