SHCS Nurse Consult
How to Access
All nursing services are provided without appointments.
|Over the Phone|
*to ensure you are seen, please arrive before 4:30PM. After that time, services will be subject to staff availability and clinic capacity.
Call (415) 476-1281, opt. 2
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A Registered Nurse is available for drop-in consultations, telephone advice and e-mail correspondence Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both Parnassus and Mission Bay. RNs provide the following services:
Nurses listen, offer advice and help you decide when to see a provider. Students commonly have questions about sore throats, UTIs, birth control, flu, yeast infections, STD exposure, rashes and poison oak.
Urgent Care Triage
Acute injuries and illnesses cannot be foreseen, therefore a SHCS registered nurse will assess your symptoms, ask about the history of your illness or injury and make an appropriate plan of care. Drop-in or call (415) 476-1281, option 2, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For care during non-business hours, see Emergencies and After-hours.
To get a pregnancy test, drop by the clinic during business hours (Mon to Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Student Health will provide a urine or blood test (if indicated).
SHCS offers emergency contraception, Plan B, at a discounted price for students and enrollees. To inquire about Plan B, please walk-in to SHCS. Plan B, the "morning after pill", may be used after having unprotected sex to guard against unwanted pregnancy. Plan B works better the sooner you use it and needs to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. For more information on Plan B, see Plan B Frequently Asked Questions.
If your provider has ordered routine labwork for you, you can generally obtain the results over the phone or in person from a nurse. Drop-in or call (415) 476-1281, option 2, and ask for lab results. Please note, some providers prefer to give you your results directly. In that case, either the provider will let you know beforehand or the nurse will schedule a follow-up appointment for you at the time of your call.
Mental Health Appointment Scheduling
SHCS offers short-term counseling for all registered students and enrollees, up to 10 visits per academic year. See Schedule A Mental Health Appointment for more information.
Immunizations & TB Screening
SHCS nurses administer vaccinations, provide lab slips for titer checks, and dispense advice about your immunization status. For more information, see Immunization & TB Screening.