Student Health Services History
From our beginnings as a very limited health service housed in a Quonset hut on campus in 1972, to the complex ambulatory care center we are today, UC San Diego Student Health Services has continually responded to the ever-changing needs of our campus community. However, we need the ongoing support of students, families, alumni and community members to maintain our range of services to our students.
Today, Student Health Services is proud to be a fully accredited health facility providing medical care, health education and public health services on campus and in the community through student volunteer opportunities. We have a commitment to contribute to the retention, academic advancement and graduation of students by maintaining their maximum health and wellness. We strive to educate our students, with an emphasis on health promotion, healthy lifestyles and lifelong disease prevention.
Your gift can provide vital support to our center and our ability to offer UC San Diego students the best quality medical care while they pursue their education. Your gift sends a powerful message of loyalty and support and helps shape the future of our students to flourish in wellness.
Health, Recreation & Well-being Priorities
Karen J. Calfas Student Health and Well-being Memorial Fund In memory of Karen J. Calfas, Executive Director of Student Health and Well-being (2009-2019), who created a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego and enabled students to flourish, develop lifelong wellness skills and achieve academic and personal success. This fund will provide support to the Student Health and Well-being program at UC San Diego.
University Student Health Services Fund The University Student Health Services Fund is an essential source of unrestricted support to respond to immediate programmatic needs. Among our current priorities - utilize internet technology to improve access to services and develop cultural competency skills of staff to service UC San Diego's diverse campus population.
Wellness Foundation Health Fund Helping young adults establish healthy habits for life is the goal of our Wellness Foundation Health Fund. Prevention and wellness services targeted to our campus community include topics such as nutrition, alcohol and other drugs, fitness, and smoking issues.
Mental Health Fund Supporting our students in their transition through adulthood is challenging. Preventive services are targeted at improving and sustaining students' mental well-being.
Making a Gift Online
You can support Student Health Services by making your secure credit card gift online. Specify the fund of your choice and click on the links above.
Special Giving Programs
If you would like to make an in-kind gift, planned gift, matching gift or a gift in someone's honor or memory, please contact us for more information.
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