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Radiology and Laboratory Services


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  • Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri: 8:00am–4:00pm
  • Thurs 9:00am–4:00pm

Please note: Student Health Services will be closed on university holidays.

Our Radiology Department performs skeletal and chest x-rays to assist our clinicians in diagnosing conditions such as pneumonia, fractures, dislocations, etc.

Radiographers are medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and are trained in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, as well as radiation safety and patient protection.

Our radiology department is inspected by the State of California and is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).


See the Cost of Services page for information about X-ray fees.

Request for X-ray Copies

Copies of X-Ray images can be requested from the UC San Diego film library using the Authorization for Release form. The form can be emailed or faxed to the film library.

Film Library fax: (619) 543-5239
Film Library email:
For questions, call the Film Library: (619) 543-6586

Images will be sent via email or by standard mail. There is no charge for 1 copy. If more than one copy is needed there will be a $25 fee.

No appointment is needed to access the Radiology Department.

Clinical Laboratory

Hours of Operation

  • Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri: 8:00am–3:30pm
  • Thurs: 9:00am–3:30pm

Routine testing cut-off is at 3:30pm.

Please note: Student Health Services will be closed on university holidays.

An appointment with the lab is PREFERRED and can be made on MyStudentChart.

Our Clinical Laboratory supports our clinicians' diagnoses through testing and analysis of patient specimens. 

Self-Directed Testing for sexually transmitted infections is available at Student Health by scheduling on MyStudentChart. Read more about STI testing.

The laboratory is licensed by the State of California and the Clinical Laboratory Information Act (CLIA). We are also accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

The SHS laboratory can perform many tests in-house, including: complete blood counts, chlamydia, gonorrhea, respiratory testing, pregnancy testing, and urinalysis. Some laboratory tests must be sent to an outside laboratory (Quest Diagnostics).


There is no charge for medically-indicated tests for students with UC SHIP coverage. For students who have waived UC SHIP insurance, there is a lab processing fee, and modest charges for individual tests (see the Cost of Services page).

Fasting Instructions

Fasting is required prior to some laboratory tests. Fasting means no food, drink (other than water), or gum for 10-12 hours prior to the test. Routine medications may be taken with water. DO NOT FAST BEYOND 14 HOURS.​

State and CLIA License

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