Student Health Center

The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide primary healthcare and to promote the health and wellbeing of students of the University of San Diego to facilitate maximum academic and personal growth.

Did you know? That anyone even young, healthy adults can get sick from the flu and spread it to others. Buzz buzz (text message: You coming out tonight? I can't I have the flu. My niece and girlfriend have it now too.) The short time it will take you to get a flu vaccine. Can help protect you and the ones you love. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. #FightFlu

Increased Influenza Activity

Across the nation, we are experiencing increased influenza activity this season. The SHC, as well as all off-campus urgent care facilities have been greatly impacted seeing patients with suspected or confirmed flu. The CDC states that most people with influenza do not need to be seen by a medical provider, and can be safely treated at home with rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications. If you have flu symptoms, you are encouraged to self-isolate for at least 24 hours after fever (temperature over 100° F or 37.8° C) is gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine (such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil)). This is recommended for the benefit of students impacted by the illness and to prevent the spread of flu in the classroom and across campus.

Anyone with severe symptoms, or who has any chronic medical condition, may require a medical evaluation. Click below for more information about:

A flu shot may protect you from getting the flu. Flu shots are available at the Student Health Center (at no charge to students) and can be scheduled online.  No appointment necessary.  Flu Shots are also available at most local pharmacies and clinics. 

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Flu shots at no cost to students are sponsored by AS.  Flu shots are available to USD employees for $20.