The purpose of the Student Health Center is to promote the good health of students through diagnosis of illness and injury, treatment, education, and consultation. The Student Health Center provides a wide variety of services similar to any family practice office, including:
- Care for Respiratory Problems
- Massage Programs
- Men's Health Issues
- Sports Medicine
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Travel Medicine
- Women's Health Issues
Information reported here is confidential and kept as part of the health record in the Student Health Center. The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects disclosure of a student's health information.
Students accessing care will be charged at the time of the first visit, and follow-up visits are charged based on the complexity of the service provided. Additional charges may include labs, prescriptions, and specialty services. All charges are made as low as possible, encouraging full access to healthcare for all students. The fees will be charged to the student's account or can be paid at the time of service. A receipt will be provided to the patient at each visit. The patient can submit the receipt to his or her insurance company for reimbursement.
Substance Abuse Counseling
Free and confidential assessment and treatment services are available to all graduate students who are experiencing problems related to alcohol and/or drug use. A counselor can help students understand the causes of the problem; the relationship of alcohol and drug use to other underlying issues (for example, anxiety, depression, or relationship problems); and what options are available at Pepperdine and within the community to support their goals. To learn more about counseling related to drug and alcohol issues, students should call the Counseling Center at 310.506.4210.
All School of Public Policy students are required to purchase health insurance with U.S. coverage comparable to the University's policy or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). All new and returning Public Policy students must submit an electronic waiver annually, each fall term, as proof of insurance; otherwise they will automatically be enrolled in SHIP. The full annual premium rate for Graduate/Law Students will be charged to the student account in August. If you prefer to pay with a credit card, please enroll on-line and pay directly through Wells Fargo Insurance Services by following the link below.
The University requires health care coverage for the purpose of limiting undue financial and academic stress related to illnesses during the academic year. A health policy will assist in meeting not only common illnesses treated at the Student Health Center or at a private physician's office, but also with the financial burden of illness and accidents involving more extensive care.
Students must submit a waiver by the deadline date August 11th, 2013.
To submit the electronic waiver click here.
Students may enroll in SHIP online at https://wfis.wellsfargo.com/pepperdine/Pages/default.aspx
To review University insurance requirements please go to http://community.pepperdine.edu/healthcenter/insurance/.
The University Insurance Committee has contracted with an insurance broker, Wells Fargo Insurance Services (WFIS). This group researched insurance options and presented Anthem Blue Cross as the optimal coverage for our student body. The University insurance policy through Anthem Blue Cross has been contracted to include the lowest premium for your benefit; however, you may purchase any policy that has comparable coverage to SHIP.
If you have any questions regarding SHIP, please call the University's insurance broker, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, at 800.853.5899. You may also access student insurance information online at