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After Hours Urgent and Emergent Care

​​​​​​​​​Nurse Advice Line for After Hours

Student Health Service has an After Hours Nurse Advice Line available for students. Any time Student Health Services is closed, you can call our regular telephone number (858) 534-3300 and select the option "after hours advice" to speak with a registered nurse who will assist you in obtaining the appropriate care.

Rape, Sexual Assault and Personal Safety

If you or a friend are a victim of rape, sexual assault or are experiencing personal safety concerns, contact CARE@SARC​,the campus advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking). CARE@SARC provides violence prevention education for the entire UCSD campus and provides free and confidential services for students, staff, and faculty impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

Where to go for Urgent Care or Emergent Care after hours

emergency room sign When Student Health is closed, urgent or emergency medical care is available from urgent care facilities and hospital emergency departments in the nearby community. 

  • For UCSD students with UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP), we recommend the Thornton Hospital Emergency Department or UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest to maximize your benefits.
  • For UCSD students who have waived out of SHIP or have RAFT, please check with your private insurance plan to see where emergency care is covered.  RAFT is not an insurance plan, it only pays for care provided within the UCSD Student Health clinic, not the Emergency Room.

​Insurance coverage for after-hours care varies according to the student's health insurance plan. Some plans pay for elective after-hours care while others cover emergencies only.

However, if your symptoms are not life threatening, you should seek care from an Urgent Care facility. This would be most cost-effective and provide you with timely care. Below is a list of nearby facilities that you can access. You are urged to call the facility ahead of time to verify their participation in UCSHIP.

Urgent Care Center Locations

To find an Urgent Care facility near you, visit: www.anthem.com/ca and select "Find a Doctor".
SHS does not endorse any specific Urgent Care facility. We are providing these names as resources close to campus.

Partners Urgent Care - UTC
Emergency Medicine Urgent Care Center
2.4 miles from campus
4085 Governor Drive, San Diego 92122
(858) 888-7800

US HealthWorks Medical Group
Multi-Specialty Clinic Urgent Care Center
2.7 miles from campus
5897 Oberlin Drive, Suite 100, San Diego 92121
(858) 455-0200

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group Inc.
Multi-Specialty Clinic Urgent Care Center
3.6 miles from campus
10243 Genetic Center Drive, San Diego 92121
(858) 526-6100

US HealthWorks Medical Group
Multi-Specialty Clinic Urgent Care Center
4.5 miles from campus​
7590 Miramar Road, Suite C, San Diego 92126

US Healthworks
Multi-Specialty Clinic Urgent Care Center

3930 4th Avenue Ave. Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 297-9610

Fees for Students with ​​UC SHIP

  • In-network Urgent Care copay: $50.00
  • Emergency Room patient copay: $125.00
  • Out of network Urgent Care covered 60% after $1,000 deductible (patient responsibility)

Please note: Doctors do leave Anthem's network from time to time. There may be higher fees associated for a doctor who is not in Anthem's network or for services not covered by SHIP. You may be responsible for those costs. To avoid higher fees, we recommend that you call Anthem at (866) 940-8306 prior to seeking services with any provider.

crutches Insurance coverage for after-hours care varies according to the student's health insurance plan. Some plans pay for elective after-hours care while others cover emergencies only.

What to do AFTER an Emergency Room visit

Helpful information "After You've Been to the Emergency Room" about campus resources you may need. Included are: Student Health, UC SHIP, Deans' Offices, Res Life, Psych & Counseling Services, Disabled Student Services, and Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention.

Insurance Information

xray The Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) covers after-hours care for emergencies only. UC SHIP requires a written referral from SHS staff for non-emergency care. Follow-up care at an Emergency Room also requires a written referral from SHS staff. A referral from an Emergency Room doctor is not a valid referral. Please refer to the UC SHIP brochure for plan limitations and exclusions.​

You can speak with a Student Health Insurance Coordinator at (858) 534-2124 during business hours, or visit the insurance web page here.

Emergency Medical Care

Medical Emergencies (Police/Fire/Rescue)911 - from campus phones
Medical Emergencies (Police/Fire/Rescue)(858) 534-HELP from cell phones
UC San Diego Thornton Hosp Emerg (east campus)(858) 657-7600
Driving directions to Thornton Hospital
UC San Diego Medical Center (Hillcrest) (619) 543-6400
Driving directions to UCSD Medical Center
Kaiser Hosp. (San Diego)(619) 528-5700
Mental Health Crisis Line(800) 479-3339
Dom. Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline(858) 272-1767
Poison Information(800) 876-4766

Student Health Hours

During Quarters:
  • Mon 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-4:00pm
    4:00-6:00pm (Urgent Care and limited appointments)
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
    4:00-6:00pm (Urgent Care and limited appointments)
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat9:00am-12:00 noon for Urgent Care and Pharmacy only
Pharmacy is open during all clinic hours Quarter Breaks:
  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm (no extended hours)

We are closed on all University holidays: see the Administrative Calendar

Scheduled hours during the upcoming holidays.​

SHS Phone Numbers

General Information(858) 534-3300
Women's Clinic(858)534-5337
Scheduling Appointments(858) 534-8089
Health Education(858) 534-2419
Cancellation Line(858) 534-1770
Vision Clinic(858) 534-2602
Medical Records(858) 534-2139
Insurance(858) 534-2124
Pharmacy(858) 534-2135
Administration(858) 534-6834

Mail Address:
UCSD Student Health Services (0039)
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0039

E-mail: studenthealth@ucsd.edu

Other UCSD Offices to assist students
CARE@SARC(858) 534-5793
Counseling & Psychological Services(858) 534-3755
Office for Students with Disabilities(858) 534-4382

UCSD Emergency Status - This page is updated in the event of an emergency affecting the campus. See UCSD's current emergency status and find contact information and other resources that you may need during an emergency.