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Stressbusters free massage is coming back! Student Health Services is pleased to offer free head, neck, and shoulder massages during finals. Enjoy a brief break from studying and school! Massages are available by appointment for three days during the Final Exam period.
Stressbusters will take place in the Dobbs Atrium from 11AM until 2PM on the following dates:
Please come to Student Health Services (Room 202, 200 McAllister Street) to sign up for a time that works for you. Sign-up sheets will be available on 4/20/2015. Due to time constraints, SHS is unable to schedule appointments for Stressbusters massage by phone or email.
SHS hours during finals are: 8:30 to 3 pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:30 to 1 pm on Friday. Please note that on days when a morning exam is scheduled, the clinic will open at 8am. As of May 11th, SHS will be open administratively only. The medical and counseling staff returns on August 24, 2015.
The last day to see a physician or counselor at Student Health Services is Friday, May 8th. Please be certain you have enough refills of your ongoing medications so that you may continue your prescriptions until you see a new practitioner over the summer break. There will be no one in Student Health to write prescriptions after May 8, 2015. Due to the high demand for medical services during the finals period, SHS is unable to offer physicals after 4/22/2015, so please plan ahead.
If you are planning to do lab work that was previously ordered by a physician, the last day you can do so at SHS at SHS is Tuesday, May 5th.
If you have UC SHIP and need to see a physician over the break, you may self-refer. To find an in network physician, scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions a link to the Anthem provider search.
SPRING 2015 GRADUATES
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Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how it affects you? Go here. Check out these informative, user friendly links:
The Henry K. Kaiser Family Foundation has a great FAQ section.
Covered California is the state’s health benefit exchange:
To view tutorials on how to use the Covered California website, go here.
Click “start here” to watch a slide deck to learn more about Covered California.
On November 12, 2013, Student Health Services, Hastings Student Health Advisory Committee, and Hastings Health Law Advisory Organization co-sponsored an Affordable Care Act Town Hall. If you missed the town hall, go here to view the content of the presentation”.
CHICKEN POX continues to occur sporadically on college campuses and elsewhere in our community. A case has occurred on Hastings campus recently.
While the symptoms of chicken pox or varicella are usually mild in children, adults are more likely than children to develop complications. Each year, a few thousand people are hospitalized and about 50 die due to chicken pox. Prior to the use of the chicken pox vaccine, the complications of chicken pox were much more common.
Chicken pox may spread more easily in a college/ graduate student living environment than in other settings.
A vaccine is available, and the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and ACHA (American College Health Association) both recommend that all college and graduate students who have not had chicken pox should be vaccinated against the disease
In 2007, the CDC and ACHA guidelines were revised to recommend two doses of vaccine (instead of one dose). Many students were vaccinated under the older guidelines and have not received the second immunization. Students are encouraged to review their immunization records and obtain the second immunization, if appropriate.
You are considered immune to chicken pox, and therefore do not need additional vaccination, if any of the following apply:
All others should be immunized.
Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccines are available and covered by UC SHIP and other health insurance policies. Students with UC SHIP can be referred to UCSF SHS to receive the varicella vaccine for free. Please call Hastings Student Health Services at 415 565 4612 in order to obtain a referral for vaccination at UCSF SHS or with any questions or concerns.
More information is available at CDC Chickenpox Information.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR UC SHIP MEMBERS--SECURITY BREACH: On February 5th, Anthem announced a cyber attack on their data security system. For the latest information on how this security breach may affect current and past Anthem members, including UC SHIP students and dependents, read UC's News Release and Anthem's FAQs. Please view the UC SHIP Important Notice section for updates in the coming weeks.
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