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During Winter break, SHS will be OPEN on the following days: Dec 19 through Dec 23; and Dec 28, Dec 29, & Dec 30.
The following days are official University holidays and SHS will be closed: Dec 26 & 27' and Jan 2 & 3.
SHS will also be closed on the following Saturdays: Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31, and Jan 14.
If you need advice, call our main phone 858-534-3300 and select the option for "Advice Nurse" to speak with a registered nurse who can assist you in obtaining care. If you are having a life threatening emergency, call 911.
The University of California is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students.
Please check the following link for important requirements:
UC registered students are automatically enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) as part of the registration process. Students who already have health insurance may apply for a health fee waiver to opt out of UCSHIP. Please review the waiver criteria here: http://bit.ly/2c0wRE0 to see if your plan qualifies for the waiver.
To apply for a waiver, click https://students.ucsd.edu/, then click TritonLink Tools, then click Health Fee Waiver under Financial Tools.
Fall quarter waiver deadline is September 16, 2016 at midnight. Late waivers will be accepted through September 23, 2016, subject to a $50 late waiver fee. Waivers for fall quarter will not be accepted after September 23, 2016.
Remember! A new health fee waiver must be submitted each new academic year. Students who do not submit a new waiver will be enrolled in the UCSHIP automatically regardless of the status of other health insurance.
More information about the health fee waiver can be found at https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/insurance/waive-uc-ship/Pages/default.aspx
UCSD Student Health Services: MEDICAL EXCUSE POLICY 2015-2016
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, and we encourage anyone with mild illness or injury to access our on-line health screens or to call Urgent Care at 858-534-3302 and ask to speak with a triage nurse if they would like 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
How to determine if it's a cold or the flu - plus lots more useful information:
To give you more personal service, we are asking all students to choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP) , and call their group directly to schedule appointments. If you don't already have a PCP, you can chose one by calling (858) 534-8089. See "About Us" for profiles of our physician and nurse practitioner staff.
Remember to allow about one hour at SHS clinic for check in, visit with provider, any labs, xray, or pharmacy items.
Here are our provider locations:
Group 1 (858) 534-2918
Group 2 (858) 822-5926
Group 3 (858) 534-5571
Group 4 (858) 534- 2669
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