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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 UC San Diego 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 UC San Diego 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 account code.

Who is covered

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

1 Covered assignments must provide their department recharge account code 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 account code for vaccination costs. COEM may also ask for your department recharge account code 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.

  • Contact the EH&S Occupational Health Nurse at the email below this page or (858) 534-8225, to obtain pre-authorization for services before making a COEM appointment.

Department recharge account code

Employees must provide a department account code 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 account code will be recharged.

Questions? Contact COEM.