Your First Stop for Care
What You Need to Know
When you’re covered by UC SHIP, Carbon Health provides your primary care and coordinates any additional medical care you might need.
Start at Carbon Health
As the outpatient student health center on the Hastings campus, Carbon Health provides outpatient medical, preventive care, and mental health and substance use disorder services. It’s staffed with board-certified physicians, certified nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, all of whom are experts in meeting student health care needs.
To be covered by UC SHIP, you need a referral from Carbon Health to get medical care anywhere else — except for emergency room care, urgent care clinic visits, pediatric care, obstetrics services, gynecological care, and LiveHealth Online virtual visits.
You’ll pay nothing for preventive care at Carbon Health, and low copays for other services and procedures. If needed, Carbon Health will provide a referral for services it can’t provide. Staff at the Carbon Health insurance office can help you find network providers at the UC health center near you or within the Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO network.
During summer months and breaks when Carbon Health is closed, you can visit an Anthem Blue Cross primary care physician without a referral. If you need to see a specialist, your visit will be covered only if you get a referral from a primary care doctor in the Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO network.
Learn more about Carbon Health services on the Student Health Services website.
Know Before You Go
Without a referral from Carbon Health, some care won’t be covered by UC SHIP. When necessary, be sure to get a referral so you’re not stuck with an unexpected bill to pay.