CruzCare

Prepaid Access to the Student Health Center (available only for students who successfully waive UC SHIP)

If you choose to apply to waive UC SHIP coverage, consider purchasing CruzCare, inexpensive pre-paid access for busy students seeking on-campus health care. For $110 per quarter, applied automatically to the student's account, CruzCare provides *unlimited Student Health Center visits for care of acute illness or acute injury, including in-house Student Health Center Laboratory tests and X-rays. For students waiving UC SHIP, CruzCare is the best and most cost effective way to take advantage of the on-campus convenience and college health expertise available at the UCSC Student Health Center. One visit at the Student Health Center without UC SHIP or CruzCare will cost more than the cost of CruzCare coverage for the entire quarter.

 

CRITERIA UPDATED 7/2018

What is covered by CruzCare:

  • *Unlimited Health Center visits for care of acute illness or acute injury
  • *Unlimited in-house Health Center laboratory tests for illness or injury
  • *Unlimited in-house Health Center X-ray exams for illness or injury
  • * The care of ongoing/chronic conditions will be sent to your covered off campus provider

What is not covered:

  • Off campus care, including referrals for specialty care and laboratory tests sent to the off campus laboratory
  • Administered medications, supplies, and immunizations
  • Special or elective procedures and tests
  • Routine clearances and health maintenance visits, including physicals and women's health annuals
  • Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter medications
  • Immunotherapy injections
  • Ongoing/chronic conditions

How do I enroll in CruzCare? Is there a deadline?:

  • Enrollment in CruzCare is part of the online waiver process. If you were unable to enroll through the online waiver – or you wish to cancel CruzCare, please submit the CruzCare Enrollment/Cancellation Form via fax or email by the posted deadlines
  • Once you enroll, you will be billed each subsequent quarter
  • Only registered students who have successfully waived UC SHIP are eligible to enroll in CruzCare

NOTE REGARDING LATE CRUZCARE ENROLLMENT: We will accept one late CruzCare enrollment during your academic career and you will be enrolled for the remainder of the academic year (summer excluded).