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Medical Assistance Fund Offering for UC San Diego


The 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 plan year. 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 are for the 2020-21 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 should be emailed 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.