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Highlander Care for Basic Medical Services

Now that you have successfully waived out of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) you can enroll or cancel Highlander Care at the beginning of any quarter, by sending an email to health@ucr.edu. An email confirming your request will be sent to you.

UC Riverside now offers students that have opted out of the Student Health Insurance Plan an alternative for receiving urgent services at Student Health Services.

For $88 per quarter Highlander Care offers the following basic care at no charge to the student:

  • Two Primary care office visits with physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses per quarter
  • Nurse Triage visits
  • In-House Labs
      • UA Dip with reflex
      • CBC and manual diff
      • CBC
      • Sed Rate (ESR)
      • Rapid Strep lab test
      • Influenza A & B lab test
      • Urine HcG
      • Monospot
      • HIV
      • Vaginal Wet Prep
      • GC/CHL cultures only; fee for urine PCR (QUEST)
      • Urinalysis
      • Urine Culture M-TH
      • Gram Stain
      • Fecal Occult Blood
      • Chem Panel *when required for urgent care of acutely ill patient
  • Procedures
    • EKG
    • Ear Lavage
    • Spirometry
    • Nebulizer with meds
    • Suturing
    • Flourescein Eye Exam
    • I&D
    • Splinting
    • X-Ray: All images covered; student pays $14 radiology consult fee
  • Highlander Care Does NOT include:
      • Preventative health visits/annuals (these are part of covered benefit for any ACA plan)
      • Durable Medical Equipment
      • Medications injected during the course of care at SHS (Rocephin, intralesional steroids, etc)
      • IUD or Depoprovera Insertion (covered by ACA plans)
      • Visits with a specialist (gyn, psychiatry)
      • Travel visits by nurses or providers
      • Labs sent to quest and the handling fee for labs sent to Quest
      • X-Ray interpretation
      • Colposcopy

All other services at Student Health are offered at the standard student price.


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Student Health Services
Veitch Student Center

Tel: 951-827-3031
Fax: 951-827-3133
E-mail: health@ucr.edu