Mental Health Coverage

Enrollees are eligible to receive short-term counseling at Student Health and Counseling Services each academic year at no charge. Please see Counseling and Psychological Services for more information about in-clinic counseling services.

For long-term counseling, enrollees can choose an in-network or out-of-network provider. Please contact Student Health & Counseling Services with your provider’s information so a referral can be sent to Anthem for future claims processing.

On the UC SHIP website, you can find details and important information about your plan as well as contact information and network providers.

After-hours Consult Line

Students having a mental health crisis outside of clinic hours can call (415) 476-1281 and choose option 7 to consult with a mental health counselor. For more information, please visit Mental Health Crisis.

  • Policy Numbers & Network

    Billing Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    P.O. Box 60007
    Los Angeles, CA 90060-0007
    Member ID  Call: 1-800-888-2108
    Group Policy 275958
    Underwriter University of California Office of the President
    In-California Network Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    Out-of-California Network BlueCard PPO
  • Benefits for Students

      UC Medical Center In-Network Out-of-Network
    Outpatient services

    100% after $5 copay

    100% after $15 copay

    65%  no deductible
    Inpatient services 95% 90% after $250 copayment 60% after $500 copayment
  • Claim Reimbursement Form

    To get reimbursed for services paid for, please complete the Member Claim Form, provide an itemized bill and receipts to P.O. Box 60007, Los Angeles, CA 90060. 
  • Local In-Network Providers

    Student Health & Counseling has a list of local in-network providers (select State = "California" and Plan/Network = "Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group"). To obtain a list, email [email protected]
  • Insurance Brochure

    Please refer to the Insurance Brochure for more details.
  • Insurance Benefits

    Review the Insurance Benefit Chart for a summary of your benefits or the UC SHIP Medical Benefits Booklet for more details.