UCSF

Health Services Reimbursement

If you are an off-campus student assigned to APPEs in Greater Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles/Orange County, North Bay, or the San Francisco Bay Area, the School will reimburse your cost of health services co-payments (co-pays) according to the following guidelines.

Students covered by UC SHIP

UC SHIP is the UC Student Health Insurance Plan.

  1. The School will reimburse you up to US$200 per academic year if you incur the insurance plan deductible. Note: If you access services from a network primary care or specialty provider the deductible does not apply. The deductible will apply to all labs and radiology tests.
  2. The School will reimburse you up to $75 for office visit co-pays. Please remember, all out-of-area services must be authorized by Student Health in order for the UC SHIP to pay.
  3. The School will reimburse only for those months in which you are actively matriculated and registered for coursework off-campus.
  4. The School will not reimburse you for any medications (prescription or non-prescription).

Students not covered by UC SHIP

If you are covered by an insurance plan other than UC SHIP:

  1. The School will reimburse you up to $75 for office visit co-pays.
  2. The School will reimburse only for those months in which you are actively matriculated and registered for coursework off-campus.
  3. The School will not reimburse you for any medications (prescription or non-prescription).

More details

Since our goal is to achieve equity between off-campus and SF-based students, this amount covers the costs you will incur since you are not able to access the UCSF Student Health Service for primary care.

If you have a significant health event while you are off campus for rotations and cost becomes a concern to you, please contact Associate Dean of Student Affairs Cindy Watchmaker at 415-476-2733 or [email protected].

To receive reimbursement:

  1. Pay your co-pays or deductibles by your own means.
  2. Complete the following form: PDF iconCo-pay & Deductible Reimbursement Form.pdf
  3. Send the form to the OSACA by mail or email. For each co-pay, you must also include a photocopy of the proof that you have paid it—typically a receipt or canceled check or credit card statement and if you are covered by UC SHIP and are requesting reimbursement for a deductible, a copy of the Explanation of Benefits. (Statements showing the amount of the co-pay are not sufficient.) Do not send originals—keep them until you have received your reimbursement check. If your proof of payment is a check, please provide a photocopy of both the front and back of the canceled check.
  4. You will receive reimbursement either by check or direct deposit, typically within 3-4 weeks.

Questions?

For questions regarding your health care coverage, contact Student Health & Counseling.

For questions regarding reimbursement, contact Curricular Affairs Assistant Lucia Piriano at 415-502-5373 or [email protected].