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SHCS Response to Recent Events: We Are Here For You
Many of our students, faculty and staff have experienced significant distress related to the current political climate. We are deeply concerned about the recent federal executive order restricting travel and immigration. At UCSF, we value our diverse community, stand in solidarity with those affected by oppression and discrimination, and remain committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful campus environment. We are here to offer support to all students, regardless of immigration status, country of origin, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or ability.
If you have been personally struggling with the impact of the current political environment, or are worried about someone you care about, Student Health and Counseling Services is here to help support you.
Student Health and Counseling Services offers free and confidential support for students.
- Schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling 415-476-1281.
- For support outside of business hours when SHCS is closed, call 415-476-1281 and press option 7 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
- If you are concerned about a student or a group of students, please call SHCS at 415-476-1281 to consult with a counselor.
- Faculty Staff Assistance Program: https://hr.ucsf.edu/hr.php?org=c&AT=cm&S=Faculty+and+Staff+Assistance
- Multicultural Resource Center: https://mrc.ucsf.edu/M
- Undocumented Student Support Services: http://undocu.ucsf.edu/
- UC Undocumented Legal Services Center: https://law.ucdavis.edu/uc-undocumented/
- LGBT Resource Center: http://lgbt.ucsf.edu/
- International Students and Scholars Office: https://isso.ucsf.edu/
- Student Life: https://studentlife.ucsf.edu/
- UC Undocumented Student Legal Services Post-Election FAQ’s: http://undocu.ucsf.edu/sites/undocu.ucsf.edu/files/Center_Post-Election_FAQ_01-25-2017.pdf
- UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Programs Post Election FAQ: Immigration and Post-Election Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) http://undocu.berkeley.edu/postelectionfaq/
- What Educators Can Do to Support Undocumented Students: http://www.e4fc.org/whatcaneducatorsdo.html
2016 Flu Clinic Announcement
Students with UCSF identification may visit Occupational Health’s drop-in clinics during normal hours of operation to receive a free flu shot. Clinic locations and hours of operation are posted on the Occupational Health website.
The drop-in clinics will be at various UCSF locations including: Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Mission Center Building, Laurel Heights, China Basin, Executive Park, 3360 Geary, and Emeryville.
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 CA Department of Public Health information on the Zika virus and the CDC travel alerts:
CDC Zika Travel Info
CA Dept of Public Health resources:
Zika Tool Kit (from the CDPH - Ca Dept of Public Health)
Please schedule a visit with a provider or the Student Health Travel Nurse if you have questions.