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Extended Hours (858) 534-3300

Primary Care

​Student Health Services provides a full range of primary care services. Our board-certified family practice and internal medicine physicians and our nurse practitioners, provide care for general medical problems, routine screening, and health maintenance. Most services require an in-person or video appointment.

Primary Care Providers

All students with SHIP insurance will automatically be assigned a Primary Care Provider after completing the registration process. You can find the name of your provider by signing up with My Student Chart https://mystudentchart.ucsd.edu/shs/. Primary Care Providers are assigned to one of 4 groups. Bio’s and photo’s for PCP’s are available for review by clicking on the link above “About Us”. If you wish to choose or change your PCP, instructions are available through the link. If you do not have SHIP and have not been assigned a PCP, you can be scheduled to see any provider you wish or any provider who is available.

Making an Appointme

Once you have a Primary Care Provider, you can schedule appointments by calling your provider's group directly. If your provider is not available, every effort will be made to schedule a visit with another provider from the same group. 

Please allow at-least one hour at the SHS clinic for check in, visit with provider, any labs, xrays, additional testing, or to obtain or pharmacy items. 

It is usually in the patient's best interest to stay with one health provider. Our providers will make referrals to outside specialists when appropriate.

General office visits are appropriate for most conditions. Routine annual gynecological exams, physicals, and complex medical concerns may require a longer appointment. ​

Same-day appointments are available for more urgent problems. Call your provider group early in the day for best availability.

Urgent Care services are available on a walk-in basis, but should be reserved for very urgent conditions. Patient will be seen in the order of the severity of their illness and wait times may vary. If you are not sure if Urgent Care is appropriate, call your provider's group for advice. Additional fees apply to Urgent Care visits for all students.

Administrative physical exams for employment, DMV, diving, or school applications should be scheduled with your Primary Care Provider. These exams require longer appointments and additional fees apply.

Education Abroad and General Travel appointments are available. Please call your group to schedule an appointment, make sure to give the name of the program and the country to which you are traveling as different countries require different types of travel visits, additional fees apply. 

Refer to the Cost of Services page for fee schedules.

After Hours Nurse Advice Line

An after Hours Nurse Advice Line available. 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.

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