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The University of California requires that all registered students have health insurance.  To help you meet this requirement, UC Merced automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP).  Fees for UC SHIP covereage are automatically charged to your student account each school term along with your other fees.  

  • If you want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, you are automatically enrolled - no action required.
  • If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, you may submit an Insurance Waiver through the UC Merced web portal by the published deadline.  
  • Services at the Student Health Center are available to all registered students, even if you waive UC SHIP.  

Details for UC SHIP medical, dental and vision coverage can be found at UC SHIP website. 

Click here for link to:

UCM Insurance Office
Darcey Wiens, Insurance Coordinator
Phone: 209 228-4876
Fax: 209 228-7650 
Student Health Insurance Office
H. Rajender Reddy Health Center
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am to 4 pm