Health Insurance for You & Your Dependents

Before arriving at UC Davis, it is important to determine if you and your family members qualify for health insurance as part of your program or if you will be responsible for obtaining and paying for health insurance for both yourself and your family members. In general, your status at the university is the determining factor:

International Students - Students (both Domestic and International) and their dependents can be covered by the University of California's Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP). More detailed information about adding dependents is available from the Student Health and Counseling Center, including information about SHIP, Dependent Coverage and Insurance Information for International Students.

International Scholars - Whether or not a scholar (and any accompanying family members) has health insurance included in their appointment depends on the appointment itself. In some situations you will be responsible for obtaining and carrying coverage for you and your dependents.  For more detailed information, please refer to Resources for International Scholars and J Visa for Scholars.