Student Health (SH) is a primary health care facility that is available to all UCSB students. Over the years, college health centers have become sophisticated, freestanding medical clinics and public health promotion centers that include everything from complete medical care, to massage and specialty services.
Student Health employs over 140 people, including primary care physicians, psychiatrists, consulting medical specialists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers, dentists, physical therapists, dietitians, optometrists, and other health professionals.
|General information/ students
||Students can use the medical services just as they would their regular doctor's office and urgent care center. The facility is fully accredited, staffed by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advice nurses, dietitians, optometrists, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, lab, and X-ray technicians, social workers and counselors.
|Accreditations and staff information
||Student Health is a fully accredited health care facility. Our technology is state-of-the-art and we utilize electronic medical records. All providers are licensed and/or certified in their respective fields. Members of our nursing, dietitians, and counseling staffs are licensed professionals.
Continuous quality improvement and an accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs are part of the high standards maintained by Student Health.
The following is a list of our accreditation, memberships and licensing:
|Staff Code of Conduct
| Our staff is governed by the Student Health Staff Code of Conduct Policy.
|SH Strategic Plan
||Our Vision: A healthy campus community that is an inspiring place to learn, work and live. To learn more about our mission, vision, values and strategic directions, please visit our Strategic Plan. (coming soon)
|Patient Rights & Responsibilities
In addition to our Patient Rights and Responsibilities, the document is posted throughout the Student Health Center. Printouts are available at the Information Kiosk in the lobby.
For further information about patient privacy policies, see our Privacy Notices.
SH CORE VALUES
The following beliefs guide our work in service to the campus:
Integrated View of Health
We believe health is multidimensional: physical, mental, emotional, environmental, social and spiritual.
We embrace working collaboratively-with students, campus and local providers-using the strengths of a multidisciplinary approach.
Accessibility and Responsiveness
We promote equity and inclusion and believe everyone should receive the highest quality care. We are committed to providing programs and services that are economically, physically and culturally accessible and responsive to the changing needs of our communities.
Social Responsibility and Stewardship
We protect the long-term well being of our community by responsibly using and developing the resources entrusted to us and promoting environmental awareness, global thinking and local action.
Vibrant Work Culture
We celebrate the contributions of our staff and embrace diversity of ideas, backgrounds and experiences. We encourage teamwork and innovation, and support a learning environment that helps staff succeed in their jobs and develop their careers.
Why a healthy campus is important
Building a healthy campus culture and environment helps ensure a vital academic community where each person can thrive and participate fully in the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service.
Student Health supports the entire campus by providing high-quality care and expertise in prevention programs and services, and leading community-based solutions to critical health issues.
Building lifelong health choices
One of the University’s roles is to equip its students to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, to make lifelong choices to support their physical, mental and emotional health.
Part of a larger support system
Investing in an effective and sustainable campus infrastructure includes supporting the health and well-being of UCSB students and mitigating the risk of illness and injury to individuals and the campus.