Information for New Students

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Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) - Medical Services is conveniently located on campus at the UC Davis Student Health & Wellness Center and provides students with wellness, illness, and injury care. SHCS - Counseling Services (CAPS) is located in the center of the core campus at North Hall and provides a variety of counseling services to help students realize their academic and personal goals. The services at SHCS are AVAILABLE TO ALL registered students regardless of insurance coverage. Students pay small fees for most services. Please visit our homepage for more information on services available to you as a student. For an overview of SHCS Services and information take a look at the 2014-2015 Academic Year Resource Guide.

Health Insurance Requirement

Unless you are in the Working Professional MBA Program you are required to have health insurance. To help you meet the Health Insurance Requirement, UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Davis Student Health Insurance Plan (Davis SHIP) (If you are a med student your health insurance is provided through the School of Medicine). If you want to be enrolled in Davis SHIP, you are automatically enrolled — no action is required. If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in Davis SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by the date specified for your school. The services at SHCS are available to all students, even if you waive Davis SHIP. Fees for Davis SHIP coverage are charged to your student account each term along with your registration fees. Davis SHIP benefits, costs, and dates of coverage are updated every June for the coming year.

Davis SHIP waiver application

Student Health Recommendations

Information and Deadlines for Various Schools

The following are resource sections that include general information, as well as details regarding health-related requirements (such as insurance and immunizations) and recommendations for new students. In most cases, links to this information are also provided to incoming students by their school or college. Please take the time to look over each section to become familiar with requirements & recommendations and ensure that you don't miss any deadlines. If you are coming to UC Davis from another country, read this important information for international students about the health insurance requirements at UC Davis.

Undergraduate Students (Freshmen & Transfer)

If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in Davis SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by September 15, 2014

Hepatitis B Requirement

The California Health and Safety code requires first time enrollees at the University of California who are 18 years of age or younger to provide a statement of immunization status for Hepatitis B virus prior to enrollment.


Graduate Studies Students

If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in Davis SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by September 15, 2014 (if you are a new student for winter or spring quarter, see the Waiver Deadlines page). If your program begins at a time other than the beginning of Fall Quarter, you may have a different waiver deadline.


Graduate School of Management Students

Daytime MBA Program

If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in Davis SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by September 15, 2014 (if you are a new student for winter or spring quarter, see the Waiver Deadlines page).

Working Professional MBA Program

Working Professional MBA students are not eligible for enrollment in Davis SHIP.


School of Education

If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in Davis SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by September 15, 2014. The services at Student Health and Counseling Services are available to all students, even if you waive Davis SHIP.


School of Law

Juris Doctor Program

Davis SHIP waiver deadline for School of Law students enrolled in the J.D. program is August 15, 2014.

LLM Program

Davis SHIP waiver deadline for School of Law students enrolled in the LLM program is August 15, 2014.


School of Nursing Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Programs

Davis SHIP coverage for new NP/PA students begins on June 24, 2014 and costs $998 for the summer (through September 28, 2014). Information about Davis SHIP benefits, costs, and dates of coverage for the plan beginning Fall 2014, are expected to be available in June.

If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC Davis SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by June 24, 2014. If your waiver is approved, your enrollment will be waived through the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.

PLEASE NOTE

Your summer costs and waiver deadline are specific to new Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students. If you do not file a waiver by June 24, 2014, you will be charged a non-refundable fee for the summer Davis SHIP coverage. If you miss this deadline, you may still apply for a waiver for the 2014-2015 academic year by the fall quarter deadline of September 15th, 2014.


Medical Entrance Requirements

Students are required to complete the Health Clearance Requirements upon entry to the School of Nursing Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Programs. For Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students entering Summer of 2014, Student Health and Counseling Services must receive all documentation by May 15th, 2014. Those who fail to meet clearance are subject to holds on enrollment, classroom activity, and/or financial aid.


School of Veterinary Medicine: Class of 2018

If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in Davis SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by the new veterinary student waiver deadline which is August 15, 2014. If your waiver is approved, your Davis SHIP enrollment will be waived through the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. The services provided through Student Health and Counseling Services are available to all students, even if you waive Davis SHIP.

Medical Entrance Requirements

Students are required to complete the following Medical Entrance Requirements upon admission to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Student Health and Counseling Services must receive all documentation by June 30, 2014. Those who fail to submit their documentation and are not cleared for matriculation by June 30 will not be allowed to start the DVM program for the 2014-15 academic year and may be required to re-apply for admission.

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