Highlander Care

Highlander Care

Highlander Care is a plan offered to UC Riverside students who have chosen to opt out of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP). It provides basic medical urgent services at a quarterly fee of $125 for the 2023-2024 academic calendar year.

To enroll or cancel Highlander Care, simply send an email to health@ucr.edu. You will receive a confirmation email regarding your request.

Under Highlander Care, you will have access to the following basic care services:

- Two primary care office visits per quarter with physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
- Nurse triage visits.
- In-House Labs for specific tests, such as UA Dip with reflex, CBC and manual diff, Rapid Strep, Influenza A & B, Urine HcG, Monospot, HIV, Vaginal Wet Prep, and GC/CHL cultures (excluding urine PCR).
- Certain procedures, including EKG, Ear Lavage, Spirometry, Nebulizer with meds, Suturing, Flourescein Eye Exam, I&D, and Splinting.

Please note that Highlander Care does not cover the following:

- Preventative health visits/annuals (covered by ACA plans).
- Durable medical equipment.
- Medications administered during SHS care (e.g., Rocephin, intralesional steroids).
- Insertion of IUD or Depo-Provera (covered by ACA plans).
- Specialist visits (e.g., gynecology, psychiatry).
- Travel visits by nurses or providers.
- Labs sent to Quest and the associated handling fee.
- X-ray interpretation.
- Colposcopy.

For any ACA plan-related services, preventative care, or services not covered under Highlander Care, students can access them at the standard student price at SHS.

Student Health and Counseling Center Hours of Operation

Student Health Services:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thu: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Pharmacy Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thu: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lab Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thu: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Last walk-in for lab services is at 2:45 p.m.

*Closed on weekends and UCR holidays.