All minors under the age of 18 must have consent provided by a parent or legal guardian in order for UCSD Student Health Services to render medical care (with exceptions for emergencies and as provided by California state law).
See the chart below to determine when parental consent is required. In addition, a parent or legal guardian must sign an acknowledgement of the Notice of Privacy Practices.
|If a Minor (anyone under 18 years) is:||Is parental consent required?|
|Unmarried, no special circumstances||Yes|
|Unmarried, emergency care and parents not available||No|
|Married or previously married||No|
|Emancipated (declaration by court, identification card from DMV)||No|
|Self-sufficient (15 or older, not living at home, manages own financial affairs)||No|
|Not married, care related to birth control or treatment of pregnancy, except sterilization||No|
|Not married, seeking abortion||No|
|On active duty with Armed Forces||No|
|12 or older, care for communicable reportable disease or condition, including sexually transmitted disease||No|
|12 or older, care for rape||No|
|Care for sexual assault||No|
|12 or older, care for mental health treatment, outpatient only||No|
|12 or older, for vaccinations and medication to prevent sexually transmitted infections, before or after exposure||No|
|12 or older, care for alcohol or drug abuse||No|
In addition to the consent for general medical care, parent consent is required for administration of each individual immunization to minors. Immunizations for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Hepatitis B are exceptions to the parental consent requirement. The parent must read the Centers for Disease Control Vaccine Information Statement and sign the Immunization Consent form.
Providing the signed consent forms and acknowledgement form in advance is most helpful in ensuring prompt service. Prior to your first visit, please have your parent or legal guardian sign and fax these forms to SHS Medical Records at 858-534-7545.
Click here to download the Consent for Medical Treatment form.
Click here to download the Immunization Consent form.
Click here to download the Notice of Privacy Practices form.
Click here to read the Privacy Practices information.