You must act before September 1, 2013 to ensure compliance with State regulations and University requirements.




1. INSURANCE (mandatory)

Accept or Waive the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) (all students).

All full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the UCSHIP plan unless they choose to submit an on-line insurance waiver confirming they have comparable health insurance coverage.

 If you have comparable health insurance coverage and are sure that you want to waive the UCSHIP plan, follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to the UCSC Waiver Site
  2. Complete the waiver (please read the On-line Waiver Questions Information before beginning the waiver process).
If you do not have access to a computer, or for waiver assistance, please contact the Student Insurance office at 831-459-2389 or email insure@ucsc.edu

Deadline to waive is September 1, 2013.




2. HEP B IMMUNIZATION (mandatory)

Complete the online Hepatitis B Statement (REQUIRED for all new students under 19 years of age on September 21, 2013).

  1. Go to the UCSC Student Health Communicator web site.
  2. If you are logging into the Student Health Communicator web site for the first time, you will need to create an account. Select the “Sign up for an account” link and follow the instructions.

    NOTE: You must have an active UCSC email account to access this secure on-line resource. An access key will be mailed to your UCSC email address. This access key is required to confirm your identity and complete your account setup. First time users will also need to read & acknowledge the SHC Notice of Privacy Practices. Please follow the instructions on the Home page.

Log in and select “Messages”, then select “New Message” and then choose the “Hepatitis B Status Statement” to complete and submit this secure online form.




3. PERSONAL HEALTH HISTORY (recommended)

Complete the online Personal Health History Form (all new students).

  1. Go to the UCSC Student Health Communicator web site.
  2.  If you are logging into the Student Health Communicator web site for the first time, you will need to create an account. Select the “Sign up for an account” link and follow the instructions.

    NOTE: You must have an active UCSC email account to access this secure on-line resource. An access key will be mailed to your UCSC email address. This access key is required to confirm your identity and complete your account setup. First time users will also need to read & acknowledge the SHC Notice of Privacy Practices. Please follow the instructions on the Home page.
  3. Log in and select “Forms”, then choose “Personal Health History” and “Immunizations” to complete and submit these secure online forms.



4. MEDICAL RECORDS (recommended)

Obtain your medical records if you are being followed for a medical condition.

If you or your doctor want the UCSC Student Health Center to provide care or monitor your medications or lab work, please ask your primary care provider to compose a summary of your medical treatment plan. Please DO NOT send your entire medical record.

Records can be faxed to our Medical Records department at 831-459-3546 or mailed to UC Santa Cruz / Student Health Services at return address above.