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.
Students may be seen on a walk-in basis for illness and injuries that require more immediate attention. Examples include possible broken bone, acute ankle sprain, severe headache or other severe pain, high fever, cuts (including those that may need stitches), and shortness of breath. Refer to the Cost of Services page for applicable fees.
A registered nurse can evaluate cold and flu symptoms and give health advice in most cases (no charge for registered students unless a referral to an Urgent Care provider is required). Cold symptoms do not require a clinic visit and can be managed with self-care measures (see our Cold Self-Assessment http://studenthealth.ucsd.edu/shs-fluscreening.shtml to find out if this applies to you).
Did you know that Urgent Care and Nurse's Clinic are least busy between 8 - 10 a.m.? Students who arrive during that time tend to be in the clinic for less than an hour, whereas students who arrive during the busiest time (afternoon) could have a 1-2 hour wait.
So, if you need to get to class, meet up with a friend, or would just rather be any place other than the Student Health waiting room, Get In Early - Get Out Quickly!
Urgent Care is open 8a.m. to 4:00p.m. Mon, Wed & Fri; 9a.m. to 4:00p.m. Tue & Thu. There is a $20. Urgent Care fee for students with SHIP, and $40. fee if waived SHIP.
Nurses Clinic is open 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon, Wed and Fri; Tue and Thu 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Students with SHIP are not charged for Nurses Clinic services. For students who waived SHIP, there is a $10. Nurses Visit fee, in addition to the cost of vaccines, TB testing and lab testing. See the Cost of Services page for more detail.