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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

Insurance information

The University of California requires that all students have health insurance. Our Insurance Package includes: Western Health Advantage for Medical, Premier Access for Dental and Vision Service Plan (VSP) for Vision. Insurance coverage is also available for spouses and dependents at a minimal cost.

Students do have the option to complete an insurance waiver and waive-out of our coverage. However, our insurance coverage is a package deal, meaning if waived out, students will no longer have our medical, dental or vision coverage. Please see our Insurance Waiver Form (pdf) for additional information and coverage requirements.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about your medical, dental or vision insurance, please contact the Registrar's Office, hs-studentrecords@ucdavis.edu  or (916) 734-4027.

General information

Insurance Forms

Copayment summaries

Additional Coverage Information

Medical: Western Health Advantage


Website: www.westernhealth.com

2016 Annual Insurance Update (pdf)

How to Access Your Benefits (pdf)

Travel Benefit Coverage (pdf)

Chiropractic & Acupuncture Care (pdf)

Infertlity Benefit Infertlity Benefit (pdf)

Creditable Coverage on Prescriptions (pdf)

Behavioral Health Coverage

If you are enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Package, Magellan is your behavioral health insurance coverage (through Western Health Advantage).

Students do not need to see their PCP for a referral.  Please use the information below to schedule an appointment:

Magellan Behavioral Health Coverage (through WHA)

https://www.magellanassist.com (Behavioral health, go to “ contact us” and the member section)

Phone number: (800) 424-1778

Dental: Premier Access


General Dental Information

Website: www.premierlife.com

Contacting Premier Access (pdf)

Certificate of Dental Insurance (pdf)

Premier Advantage Information Brochure (pdf)

Premier Access Website Navigation (pdf)

UC Davis Medical Center Premier Advantage Option FAQs (pdf)

Current Coverage (PPO)

Benefit Schedule Information (pdf)

Pre-Authorization Summary (pdf)

Switch to HMO Plan

Premier Access Dental coverage offers students the option of a PPO or DHMO plan for their dental needs. The PPO plan offers more flexibility in dentists to choose from, while the DHMO provides coverage for major dental procedures. Students are automatically enrolled in the PPO plan at this time. Please contact our office if you require more information or if you wish to change your coverage type.

Switch Dude (pdf)

DHMO 500 Benefits - Summary & Copay Schedule (pdf) 

Vision: Vision Service Plan (VSP)


Website: www.vsp.com

VSP Member Grievance Policy (pdf)

Disability Insurance


Disability insurance fees are mandatory and apply to M.D. students only. The annual disability insurance fee will be assessed to the medical students account during fall quarter. The School of Medicine M.D. Degree Program Student Fee Schedule includes information concerning disability insurance fee rates and availability, which is offered during orientation and on the school website at:

http://www.budget.ucdavis.edu/studentfees/estimated/documents/2016-17%20SOM.pdf

Disability Insurance Policies and Plan Information

UC Davis School of Medicine Long Term Disability Insurance Coverage Policy (pdf)

The Guardian Blanket Insurance Plan (pdf)

Blanket Accident and Health Insurance Policy (pdf)