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.

Where to go for Urgent Care or Emergent Care after hours

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 SHIP, we recommend the Thornton Hospital Emergency Department or UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest to maximize your benefits.

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
(858)549-4255

FEES

  • 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.

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


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
UCSD Thornton Hosp Emerg (east campus) (858) 657-7600
   Driving directions to Thornton Hospital
UCSD 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-Wed-Fri 8am-4:00pm
  • Tue & Thu 9am-4:00pm
Quarter Breaks: Open regular hours

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

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
The Well-being Center (858) 822-2614
Sexual Assault Resource Center (858) 534-5793
Counseling & Psychological Services (858) 534-3755
Office for Students with Disabilities (858) 534-4382

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