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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
SHS is open open Mar 27 - 30; but closed on Friday, Mar 31 (a University holiday).
Saturday hours: We are open Mar 25th, but closed April 1st.
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.
More emergency information here: https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/emergency/Pages/default.aspx
The University of California is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students.
Please check the following link for important requirements:
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
Requires Student Single Sign-On