In accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the University, the Wellness area and The Student Health Center, the goals of the Student Health Center are to:
- Provide high-quality, accessible, and timely primary care: provide an innovative practice model to meet student's health needs; continue to improve efficiency in providing services; increase the understanding of services provided to students.
- Educate our students about healthy choices: encourage student engagement in adopting healthy life styles; recognize student achievements in healthy choices.
- Support the academic mission of the University of San Diego through teaching, mentoring, research and leadership: provide learning opportunities for students; improve learning outcomes; provide a welcoming environment.
- Implement and evaluate the University's strategic diversity plan.
The Student Health Center has been awarded a certificate of accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC is a private, non-profit organization that is the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research.
Primary Medical Care and Specialty Services
Quality, accessible and convenient outpatient medical care is provided for urgent illnesses, minor injuries, preventive care and chronic medical problems. Specialty services including travel medicine, allergy management, and other services are offered. An on-site pharmacy provides immediate dispensing of many commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications during your appointment. A physician, nurse practitioner, and/or physician assistant along with a registered nurse are on duty during operating hours. In order to minimize wait times, students should schedule appointments in advance. Patients without appointments will be triaged by the registered nurse, who will determine whether the patient requires new urgent, same-day services or can be scheduled for another day.