Emergency Medical Care

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

After Hours Nurse Advice Line!

We have 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.

Where to go for emergency care after hours

After hours, 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 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.

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


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

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.

UCSD Emergency Operations to address emergency situations, including fires, hazardous spills, earthquakes, flooding, explosion and civil disorders.