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 must have a current referral. If you already have a plan to access care off campus and are in need of a referral, call CAPS to request your referral. If you are unsure of your treatment needs and options, please call CAPS to schedule a Brief Screening and to speak to a triage clinician.