Health Services & Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Health Services offers a range of services to support your student as they pursue their academic and extracurricular programs at UCSC. Routine medical appointments are available throughout the year for care of acute and chronic illness, women’s health care, and health clearances for sports or travel. If your student has a chronic medical condition, or significant medical history, please consider having them schedule an appointment in order to establish care at the health center. If your student has a medical condition currently under treatment, please have your student provide a summary letter from their doctor at home. For more information on services provided by the health center, please visit the Health Center website.

Student Health Insurance: Insurance Requirement

The University of California mandates that all students be covered by a health insurance plan. All undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in the University of California sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) unless you choose to submit an insurance waiver showing proof of comparable coverage.

Immunization and TB Risk Screening Requirement

The University of California (UC) is committed to protecting the health and well?being of our students. Therefore, UC requires that all incoming students complete an Immunization Compliance Process prior to arrival on campus. You can review the UC policy and associated information at

Immunization Requirements For Incoming UC Students

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