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SHS Urgent Care and First Aid

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Urgent Care/First Aid

Students may be seen on a walk-in basis for illness or injury that requires more immediate attention. UC visits are for concerns and issues that cannot wait for a regular appointment. Patients will be triaged by a Registered Nurse and given an appointment for on-acute concerns. Examples include chest pain or shortness of breath, possible broken bones, acute sprains, severe headache or other severe pain, nausea, vomiting, high fever, and cuts (including those that may need stitches). Refer to the Cost of Services page for applicable fees.

Hours for UC during the academic year: Mon/Tues 8am – 6pm; Wed/Fri 8am – 4pm; Thurs 9am – 4pm

Hours for UC during summer and quarter breaks: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri 8am – 4pm; Thurs 9am – 4pm

​Hint: Urgent Care is least busy between 8:00am – 10:00am. 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. Patients seen in UC may be taken in the order of the seriousness of their medical condition.

There is a fee for Urgent Care, so check the Cost of Services page.

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 main 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. Read more about Emergency Care.