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There has been an outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego. Read more at the County website: http://bit.ly/2x6d2Ct
It is recommended that all UCSD students should be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. Read more here: https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/resources/health-topics/Pages/Hepatitis-A-and-B.aspx
Requirements for Incoming Students are listed here:
Read important information about a suspected fraud scheme targeting UC SHIP members.
Traveling during Spring quarter? Protect yourself from Zika!
CA Dept of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Documents/ZikaandTravelPoster.pdf
ACHA update on Zika virus and its implications for college health: http://www.acha.org/documents/Networks/Coalitions/Zika_Update.pdf
San Diego County HHS info:
Information for Pregnant Women: http://mothertobaby.org/?s=zika&lang=en
Up to date information about Zika virus at the Centers for Disease Control website: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/disease-qa.html
UCSD Student Health Services: MEDICAL EXCUSE POLICY
Last year, the UCSD Student Health Services had over 50,000 patient encounters. This high utilization is expected to continue and may impact access to care unless some types of visits are limited. Many common illnesses and injuries do not require care by a medical professional. For example, sore throat, cold symptoms, or mild gastrointestinal illnesses are often best cared for by rest and self-care at home. Visiting Student Health Services solely to obtain documentation of illness uses valuable appointment time, and potentially exposes others to their illnesses.
Therefore, in an effort to maintain sufficient availability of Same Day appointments and Urgent Care visits for those whose illness requires medical intervention, we will no longer provide “medical excuses” except under extreme circumstances (i.e.,severe, prolonged illness that necessitates dropping a class or obtaining specific accommodations for class/lab participation, test taking or make-up).
UCSD Student Health Services recognizes that students are often unsure about when they should come in for care. We encourage anyone with mild illness or injury to access our online health screens or to call Urgent Care at 858-534-3302 and speak with a triage nurse for assistance in determining how to best care for their illness or injury.
We appreciate your cooperation and concern for the well-being of our students.
Karen Calfas, Ph. D., Executive Director
Student Health and Well-being
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