Welcome Toreros

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.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

USD has created a dedicated COVID-19 website to serve as the first stop for the USD community for information:

The website contains relevant information and links to valuable on- and off-campus resources, and will be updated on a regular basis.

The COVID-19 is a situation that is dynamic and rapidly changing with new guidance and recommendations issued frequently.


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.

*As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, the SHC has made some necessary changes to face this challenge. What won’t change is our commitment to protecting our community, our students, and our staff. Whether you’re healthy or not, the best thing you can do today is stay-at-home and avoid gatherings of any size, or with others that are not in your household. 

You can get care without leaving your home

We expect to see more patients with symptoms of COVID-19 in the coming weeks. To make sure students get the care needed, we’ve increased the availability of e-visits by phone or video. This allows students to get high-quality care without being close to others. 

  • To schedule a phone or video visit because of illness or injury, call 619-260-4595, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. 
  • If you have a phone or video visit, and a medical provider recommends an in-clinic appointment, that will be scheduled. 

As we prioritize support for students with COVID-19 symptoms and support the stay-at-home mandate, non-urgent appointments are being postponed.

  • Routine medical appointments are being postponed. 
  • Walk-in appointments are being postponed.
  • Send requests for medication refills, general health questions, immunization information, billing information or questions about ongoing care needs securely through the MyWellness Portal.
  • If you have the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan, referrals are not needed for in-network medical providers at this time. The $300 deductible will be waived without a referral from USD. 

Remember, most people with COVID-19 symptoms don’t need to be tested. 

  • If you are not sick with symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need testing.
  • COVID-19 testing is not available at the SHC. If you are sick, you can consult with the SHC to help determine if testing is indicated and where that may be done. 


What to do if you're sick

If someone in your household is sick?

What to do if you're sick or someone in your household is sick pdf version


Stop The Spread Of Germs

stop the spread of germs help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like covid-19. avoid close contact with people who are sick. cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. clean and disenfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. cdc.gov/covid19