New Electronic Secure Messaging
Welcome to USD My Wellness!
For students to contact us securely: Click on this link to the MyWellness secure message portal where students log on to electronically sign consent forms for treatment and release of medical information, to complete health history forms, to receive and send secure messages to Wellness providers, view upcoming appointments, review Student Health Center account, print immunization records, cancel appointments, and update contact information. In the very near future students will have the ability to submit electronically immunization records. Students will be notified by USD email when a secure message has been sent to their MyWellness secure portal.
For your convenience, this secure site has been created to facilitate the communication of non-urgent requests, questions, and confidential diagnostic (LAB RESULTS) and treatment information with the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center, Disability Services, and the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion.
FIRST TIME USERS: Before using My Wellness for the first time, it is necessary for you to review and acknowledge the Consent to Receive Services form and update your local phone number (For use by Wellness area only).
After logging on select "Messages" to send a message to the Wellness area where you want to send a secure commmunication.
Outpatient Medical Care
Quality, accessible and convenient outpatient medical care is provided for acute illnesses, minor injuries, preventive care and medical problems. A physician, nurse practitioner, and/or physician assistant and registered nurses are on duty during operating hours.
In order to minimize patient waiting time, students are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments in advance. Patients without appointments will be triaged by the registered nurse, who will determine whether the patient should be seen that day or scheduled for the next day. Please note that patients who arrive more than 10 minutes late for appointments may need to reschedule their appointment for another day. Please click here for Important Information Regarding Your Visit to the Student Health Center.
Access to Wellness Services in the Summer
During the summer, Wellness services are available to students who are enrolled in summer courses, or involved in university-sponsored or sanctioned activities (eg. research projects, leadership programs, athletics). If you need to access medical or mental health services during the summer and are not enrolled in a summer course, please contact one of the Student Wellness departments for information regarding access to community resources. You may also consult with Counseling Center staff about counseling services available in the community by coming into the office during walk-in hours. For students who are enrolled in the USD student health insurance plan through AETNA, the Student Health Center will be able to assist with community referrals and deductible waivers.
The Student Health Center is not equipped to provide emergency medical services. For fastest emergency response, use a "land line" rather than a cell phone to call for help.
On-Campus Emergencies: Call USD Public Safety at (619) 260-2222
(Dial 2222 from campus phones)
Off-Campus Emergencies: Dial 911
Non-emergency Public Safety Calls: Dial (619) 260-7777
(Dial 7777 from campus phones)
After-Hours "On Call" Health Care Provider
When the Student Health Center is closed a SHC provider is available to answer urgent medical questions that cannot wait for office hours. Please do not call after hours for general questions or to schedule appointments. To get a message to the "On Call" health care provider, call the Public Safety dispatch line: (619) 260-7777.
(Dial 7777 from campus phones)
Off-Campus Medical Care & Physician Referrals
The Student Health Center has compiled a list of local hospitals & urgent care clinics, as well as low-cost county & community clinics, for services that are not provided on campus. The Student Health Center can also assist students in scheduling referral appointments to specialist physicians in the community. The University is not responsible for the provision or cost of medical care rendered off campus.
As part of its efforts to provide a healthy and safe environment, the University requires all new students to be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and tetanus (TDaP) . A tuberculosis screening is required of all new students. Proof of immunity to chickenpox (or history of having had the disease) is also required. Please click here for more information about immunizations that are required and available at the Student Health Center.
In addition, the Student Health Center strongly recommends vaccination against several other serious diseases. All students living in San Diego or considering travel abroad should seriously consider the benefits of these voluntary vaccinations. Please click here for information about additional vaccinations that are recommended and available at the Student Health Center.
Students are STRONGLY encouraged to have medical insurance coverage and to know if their insurance has a pharmacy benefit. Health insurance is critically important to help cover costs of medical care not provided by the Student Health Center. Students should carry their health insurance identification card with them at all times. Please click here for more information about purchasing health insurance.
The Student Health Center has been identified as a "gateway office" for pregnant and parenting students. We share the University's commitment to provide special support and services for students which include: confidential pregnancey testing, prenatal health counseling and referral to community specialists for obstetrical care, assistance with access to care and other resources, as well as other general health needs.
If Interpreter Services are needed, please notify us when making your appointment
In addition to providing high-quality, accessible, and timely primary care, we support the academic mission of the University of San Diego through teaching, mentoring, research and learning opportunities by educating our students about healthy choices and encouraging student engagement in adopting healthy life styles. The Student Health Center is a Green Pharmacy Take-Back Location. Click here for location and hours. What Can You Take Back?