FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

At Tang, the ONLY difference for students who have SHIP and those who don’t is what they pay!

 

Know how your insurance plan works.

Know your benefits – make sure you have a benefits summary.

Know the contact information for your health insurance company (who to contact if you have questions).

 

SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan)

GOOD TO KNOW:
Did you know SHIP 2011-12 includes medical (including pharmacy), counseling, vision and dental coverage?

TO BEGIN:
Medical and counseling: When you are in Berkeley, all medical and counseling services begin at Tang. When you are not in Berkeley, simply coordinate in advance with the Student Health Insurance Office to get authorization for care. (For emergencies, go directly to the nearest Emergency Room.)

Dental and vision coverage: Make dental appointments directly with dentists in the network and eye appointments directly with UC Berkeley’s Optometry Center. You won’t need a separate insurance card for dental and vision coverage. Get more instructions online.

 

Got 10 minutes? Empower yourself on how to use SHIP with our UC SHIP at-a-glance PDF presentation.

 

GOING ABROAD?
SHIP provides the same coverage worldwide! Just pay for your medical care while you are away and bring all your receipts and paperwork back to Tang for reimbursement according to coverage.

 

TANG TIP: Don't Get Stuck with the Bill!

Aside from Emergency Care, you always need authorization from a UHS clinician prior to seeking services outside of Tang,
or else your claims will be denied.

 

NON-SHIP

If you don’t have SHIP, you can still use all the services available at the Tang Center. We don’t accept outside insurance or bill to other insurance plans. You will pay the full cost of service you receive at Tang. It’s important to know how and if your insurance company will reimburse you. Refer back to the three instructions at the top of this page! Visit us online to see some sample worksheets that may help you talk to your insurance company.

Get even more help online

 

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