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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 734-4027.
Additional Coverage Information
Medical: Western Health Advantage
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
Current Coverage (PPO)
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.
Vision: Vision Service Plan (VSP)
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: