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Occupational Health Services: Costs

UCOP funding covers most costs for pre-authorized occupational health services.

What is covered

Funding from UCOP Risk Management covers the cost of pre-authorized occupational health services received by paid employees or registered volunteers through the EH&S Occupational Health Nurse and UCSD Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine (COEM).

Funding covers services such as:

Excluded from coverage are respirator fit tests and ergonomic assessments provided by the EH&S Occupational Health & Hygiene (OHHS) division.

For staff who are not in a UCSD-paid or registered volunteer assignment (see Who is covered below) local EH&S funding will currently continue to cover vaccination costs. Other medical services or screening costs for non-covered staff will be recharged to the department index number.

Who is covered

Covered 1 Not covered 2
UCSD staff Visiting scientist/researcher
UCSD faculty Affiliate
UCSD registered volunteer Non-registered volunteer
UCSD-paid undergraduate student Non-paid undergraduate student
UCSD-paid graduate student Non-paid graduate student

1 Covered assignments must provide their department recharge index number to COEM to be used for tracking purposes.

2 Not covered assignments must have an approved form from the EH&S Occupational Health Nurse authorizing COEM to recharge the EH&S index number for vaccination costs. COEM may also ask for your department recharge index number for tracking purposes.

Get pre-authorization for services

The EH&S Occupational Health Nurse and COEM are the only acceptable service providers for UC San Diego personnel.

COEM services must be pre-authorized by the EH&S Occupational Health Nurse to be covered by UCOP funding.

Department recharge index number

Employees must provide a department index number when receiving services, generally to be used for tracking purposes only. However, if services have not been authorized by the EH&S Occupational Health Nurse the department index number will be recharged.