When you’re covered by UC SHIP, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine or medically necessary COVID diagnostic test without a referral.

If you were covered by UC SHIP and paid out of pocket for a vaccine before May 2021, or for a medically necessary diagnostic test before March 2020, Anthem will reimburse you for any costs you incurred, typically within 30 days.

How to Submit a Claim for Reimbursement

Take the following steps to be reimbursed for vaccines or medically necessary diagnostic tests:

Questions? Contact Anthem at (866) 940-8306.

How to Submit a Bill to Anthem

If you have a bill that you haven’t paid yet from a provider or lab for a COVID-19 vaccine or a medically necessary COVID-19 diagnostic test, take the following steps:

  • Confirm you received a bill from a provider and not an Explanation of Benefits statement from Anthem.
  • Contact the provider and give them your health insurance information.
  • Ask the provider to submit the claim to Anthem.

Note: You will pay nothing out of pocket for COVID-19 vaccines or medically necessary COVID-19 diagnostic tests when the service is performed by an in-network Anthem PPO provider. You may be subject to balance billing, however, if you receive either of these services from an out-of-network provider.

Contact your student health center insurance staff if you have any related billing questions.