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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
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The University of California is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students.
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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