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Zika Virus Travel Alert
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a travel alert urging pregnant women not to visit in the region where mosquitoes have spread the Zika virus. This includes certain areas of Miami, FL and many areas of Latin American, Caribbean countries and Puerto Rico.
Researchers believe the Zika virus is behind a dramatic spike in the number of newborns with microcephaly, babies born with abnormally small heads and brains who often die.
Below are links to the World Health Organization information on the Zika virus and the CDC travel alerts:
Zika Tool Kit (from the CDPH - Ca Dept of Public Health)
CDC Zika Travel Info
Please schedule a visit with a provider or the Student Health Travel Nurse if you have questions.
Our thoughts and hearts go out to all who have been affected by the recent tragic events. If you have experienced past traumas, including deaths, losses, violence, racial targeting, or other assaults, you may be experiencing memories and feelings from those events and have increased symptoms now. For very public traumas, you may be affected even if you haven’t experienced the crisis directly.
Stress reactions usually diminish in severity over time. However, if your symptoms persist, cause you excessive discomfort, or increase over time you may want to seek professional assistance.
For students interested in confidential support please contact Student Health & Counseling Services at 415-476-1281, or come to our Parnassus or Mission Bay Clinic. After hours, choose option #7 to speak with a crisis counselor.
Faculty, Staff, & Post-Docs
The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (the UCSF employee assistance program) is available for confidential support. Call (415) 476-8279 to schedule an appointment.
Coping with traumatic events and news
Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
Walgreens @ Mission Bay Now Open!
Mission Hall - Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building,
500 16th Street Room 1200
San Francisco, CA 94158
Click here for a Mission Bay map.
9:00 am-6:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
Annual TB Screening for Professional Students
* SHCS will no longer sponsor off-site TB screening events. All students should present at either clinic (Mission Bay or Parnassus) for TB screening prior to the expiration of their current screening.
How do I know if my TB screening is expiring?
You can check when you are due for screening on MyHealthRecord.ucsf.edu in the Immunization section. SHCS will also be sending reminder emails around the time you are due for screening.
When should I come to SHCS for my screening?
Come to SHCS PRIOR to your screening expiring. The cut-off for placing TB skin tests is 4:30pm – this means you should arrive BEFORE 4:30pm to have you test placed by 4:30. To minimize waits, consider avoiding the lunch hour. SHCS staff take lunches around the lunch hour which leaves fewer staff to assist with TB skin test placements and could mean longer waits.
What if my TB screening expires and I haven’t come in?
Students with expired TB screening will continue to have a registration hold. In addition, SHCS will notify the schools monthly of which students are out-of-compliance.
Is there anything else I should know about getting my TB skin test placed or read?
Yes. TB skin tests aren’t placed on Thursdays since the reading would need to occur on a Saturday or Sunday when SHCS is closed. TB skin test readings can be done at Parnassus until 6:45pm on Mondays and Mission Bay until 6:45pm on Wednesdays.
Anthem Offering Identity Theft Protection
Anthem is offering identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services to current member and former members enrolled in 2004 or later in response to the recent data breach.
Affected members can access these services via www.AnthemFacts.com or by calling 1-877-263-7995.
Please click here to get more information.