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Medical Assistance Fund Offering for UC San Diego

UC SHIPThe UC SHIP Reserve Fund Investment Committee (RFIC) granted funds to UC Davis, Hastings College of Law, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz for distribution to students with a financial hardship, to assist the student in paying their out-of-pocket medical expenses that exceed $500 up to the in-network individual out-of-pocket maximum.

All graduate and undergraduate students and dependents who are currently enrolled in UC SHIP, and enrolled for at least one term before the date of the medical service, are eligible. The medical service date must be during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic years. Student must have no outstanding financial balance with their campus and have applied for charity care from the provider of service.

Each campus will be allotted a grant amount based upon their UC SHIP enrollment. The funds granted by RFIC were for the 2020-2021 academic year, but have been extended to include the 2021-2022 academic year. Once the funds are exhausted, there will be no additional funds granted for the remainder of the year.

The following services are available for assistance, but services must be medical necessary:

  • ​Hospitalization
  • In-patient care (includes mental health/substance abuse) 
  • Hospice Care
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Childbirth/Delivery Professional Services
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Out-patient care  (includes mental health/substance abuse)
  • Physician/Surgeon Services
  • Imaging Services (MRI/CT/PET Scans)
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Childbirth/Delivery Facility Services

Applications

Deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year application is December 31, 2021.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Applications should be emailed SECURELY to: jbattikha@health.ucsd.edu & jamorris@health.ucsd.edu

Decisions will be delivered via UCSD email within 5 business days of submission. For questions, please contact our Insurance Office on campus at 858-534-2124.