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Welcome to UC Irvine!

The Student Health Center (SHC) at UC Irvine is a department of the Wellness, Health and Counseling Services (WH&CS) division of Student Affairs. SHC provides students with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness and injury as well as wellness resources and education. SHC also provides assistance to students regarding the benefits and costs associated with the Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) and in navigating the often complex and challenging environment related to health insurance.

University of California TB Screening and Immunization Requirements

EFFECTIVE, FALL 2020, FLU VACCINATIONS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL UC STUDENTS (INCOMING AND CONTINUING) WHO ARE LIVING, LEARNING AND/OR WORKING ON CAMPUS.  COMPLIANCE DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2020. To comply with this new mandate, your flu vaccination must be received on or after August 1, 2020. Flu vaccinations received prior to 8-1-2020 (e.g., during the 2019-20 flu season) will not be in compliance with this mandate. Refer to UCOP's Executive Order and the "Mandatory Flu Vaccination" FAQ document here. Upload your flu vaccination record and enter your vaccination date through the Student Health Patient Portal

The health of the individual can affect the health of the entire campus community. The University of California (UC) is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students, the campus community and beyond. In order to protect the campus from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, ALL new, incoming UC students (including medical students and nursing students) are REQUIRED to obtain four (4) specific vaccines and undergo screening for Tuberculosis or provide documentation demonstrating compliance with these requirements. Visit the UC TB Screening and Immunization Requirements page for detailed information, instructions and compliance deadlines.

Note to Incoming Medical Students: In addition to the UC mandated requirements, you have additional immunization requirements specific to the School of Medicine. For additional information, please refer to SHC's Immunization Requirements for Medical Students page and/or the School of Medicine webpage for incoming medical students.

Health Insurance Requirement

All registered undergraduate and graduate students at UC Irvine are required to have health insurance.

  • Enroll in UC SHIP: If you want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, you are automatically enrolled – no action is required.
  • Waive UC SHIP: If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, you must apply online for a UC SHIP waiver within the posted waiver periods and by the deadline date. (Note that "early start" 1st year/returning medical students and 1st year/returning/transfer law students have separate waiver periods and deadline dates.)
  • Fees for UC SHIP insurance coverage are charged to your student ZOT account each term and are included with your registration fees.
  • The services at SHC are available to all students even if you waive UC SHIP. Students with insurance coverage other than SHIP typically pay lower fees for most services as compared with community rates (see Fees for Common Services).

Important SHC Policies for New Students to Acknowledge

In addition to the above referenced admission health and health insurance requirements, new students, prior to their initial appointment at the Student Health Center (SHC), must acknowledge that they have read and understand two other SHC policies: Notice of Privacy Practices and the Statement of Financial Responsibility. You may acknowledge these policies at the time of appointment self check-in at SHC or on the Wellness, Health & Counseling Services secure Student Health Patient Portal

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