Health Benefits and Insurance

UCSF provides residents and clinical fellows a rich package of health and welfare benefits at a good value. These plans are different than those offered to faculty and staff. Plans include health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.

Learn more about health and welfare benefits.

Retirement Savings Programs

Residents and clinical fellows are automatically enrolled in the Safe Harbor Defined Contribution Plan. Pre-tax contributions to 403(b) or 457(b) plans are optional.

Learn more about the contribution plan.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

FSAP provides confidential employee assistance services at no cost to UCSF faculty, staff, post-docs, residents, and clinical fellows. These services include assessment, counseling, and referral services for a broad range of personal and work-related issues.

Learn more about the assistance program.

Fertility Benefits 

Residents and fellows who have insurance through the UC Resident and Fellow plans have access to family-building and fertility benefits through Carrot.

Learn more about family forming benefits.

Primary Care Access


Need Resource What It Is Contact Information
Assistance Navigating Health Coverage; Consultation on Medical Plan Selection; Consultation on Primary Care Provider or MH Provider Selection UCSF Health Care Facilitation program  UCSF-specific service to provide free and confidential phone consultation for PCP/mental health provider selection/change, authorizations, benefits, and bills
Assistance Anthem Provider Search Anthem network PCP Primary and specialty care provider search; Health plan coverage

More information about insurance benefits and networks:

  UCSF-specific primary care Patient navigators at UCSF who can arrange timely new patient appointments

New patient access:

  One Medical Care In-network primary care options outside of UCSF with the annual fee waived for UCSF staff and family members

Code for UCSF employees, trainees and their family members to waive the annual One Medical fee: UCXOMG (code is only available for the above populations)

Expediting Insurance Enrollment Resident/Fellow Benefits Coordinator Enrollment and eligibility issues; COBRA

For assistance, contact:

  • Sharon Mendonca; Post-Doc, Residents and Clinical Fellows Benefits Analyst
  • Email:
  • 415-476-6529