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Health Alerts

Holiday Closure

Student Health Services will be closed during the holiday break from Dec 23- Jan 2. We will reopen on Jan 3. Please plan for the Holiday Closure by scheduling appointments and filling your prescription early!

For non-urgent inquiries the following options are available:

  • Message Ask-A-Nurse in MyStudentChart if you have any questions or concerns. 
    • Send a MyStudentChart message to Ask A Nurse: To locate this please go to Menu > Communications and select Ask A Nurse and we will respond in the order received.
  • 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 option #1, "After Hours Advice" to speak with a registered nurse who will assist you in obtaining the appropriate care.
  • LiveHealth Online
    • If you are traveling, do not have access to Student Health, or Student Health is closed, another option for non-life-threatening symptoms is LiveHealth Online. LiveHealth Online offers live telemedicine visits with a physician and is available 24/7. SPECIAL COUPON: Students with UC SHIP insurance can use the coupon code UCSDMEDICAL to receive a LiveHealth Online visit at no charge. Students with other insurance should check with their insurance carrier about reimbursement/covered charges.
  • Message Covid Question to Covid Request in MyStudentChart.
    • To locate this go to MyStudentChart>Menu>Communications>Covid Request from the mobile web browser

For Urgent Care or Emergency Care:

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1.

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. See "Urgent Care Center Locations" below for a list of nearby facilities. You are urged to call the facility ahead of time to verify their participation in UCSHIP.

  • For UCSD students with UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP):
  • For UCSD students who have waived out of UC SHIP or have RAFT:
    • Check with your private insurance plan to see where emergency care is covered. RAFT is not an insurance plan, it only pays for care provided within the UCSD Student Health clinic, not the Emergency Room.

Mpox (monkeypox)

Please review our MPX page to learn more.

Reporting Outside Positive COVID-19 Tests

Students who’ve tested positive using an at home rapid antigen test or outside of UC San Diego, should send results to SHS COVID Team through MyStudentChart (Messages > COVID Request). Employees should send results through MyChart. More info is available on the COVID-19 Campus Resources and Guidelines website.

Need help?

If you need any assistance, send a MyStudentChart message to Ask-A-Nurse.