UC-SHIP Benefit Update:
*Important Update Regarding Change to SHIP/Anthem Mental Health Benefits for the 2018-2019 SHIP plan year*
Copays for routine outpatient office visits with an in-network Anthem provider are going down to $10 per visit in the ’18-’19 plan year. Please note the $25 copay for the ’17-’18 plan year will remain in effect until the new plan year begins. Your SHIP/Anthem plan year dates correlate with the start of the new Academic Year as per your enrollment and academic program calendar. These dates do vary.
The UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) is a comprehensive medical insurance program offered to UCLA students. When a student requires care beyond CAPS’ scope of service, UC SHIP and CAPS provide medically-appropriate referrals to Behavioral Health Services (BHS), the Anthem network, and out-of-network providers. CAPS clinicians will assist students in determining the best referral on a case-by-case basis.
Behavioral Health Services is located in 300 Medical Plaza, in the Ronald Reagan Medical Center Neuropsychiatric Institute, just south of campus. Services include, but are not limited to, outpatient individual and group therapy office visits; psychiatry office visits; intensive outpatient programs; and a partial hospitalization program.
The large Anthem network is comprised of community mental health providers around the world, as well as near campus. Anthem in-network referrals include, but are not limited to, outpatient individual, couples, family and group therapy office visits; psychiatry office visits; intensive outpatient programs; and partial hospitalization programs.
Initiating Off-Campus Services
Students must obtain a referral from CAPS to initiate all mental health services, aside from emergencies. If you have a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go directly to your local ER without obtaining a referral.
In order to use UC SHIP insurance to pay for off-campus services, students need to come to CAPS Monday through Friday between 9AM-4PM to participate in a Brief Screen and obtain a referral.