SHCS Urgent Care Center treats patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but is not serious enough to require a visit to an emergency room.
When should I go to an Urgent Care Center?
- You have an injury or illness that is urgent but not life threatening (typical example include: cuts, wounds, sprains, minor burns, cough, flu)
- You can't get a timely appointment with your provider
- Your regular clinic is closed
Who will care for me?
SHCS Urgent Care Center providers are Board Certified. Our medical staff includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. We are equipped with procedure rooms and diagnostic x-ray services.
How long will I wait?
Every attempt will be made to see you as quickly as possible. Wait time will be based on the number of patients seeking care as well as the seriousness of their condition.
What is a Medical or Psychiatric Emergency?
An medical emergency is a medical or psychiatric condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (inlcuding severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in any of the following:
- Serious jeopardy to your health
- Serious impairment in your bodily functions
- Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part
Examples of symptoms that may be a medical emergency and require a visit to an emergency room:
- chest pain or pressure which may radiate to the arms, neck, back, shoulder, jaw, arm, or wrist
- sudden onset of severe abdominal pain
- severe shortness of breath
- sudden decrease in or loss of consciousness
- sudden inability to talk or to move one side of the body, or sudden slurred speech
- severe, persistent bleeding that cannot be stopped
- major injuries such as gunshot or stab wounds or severe injuries from a vehicle accident
Please bring your OneCard, drivers license or state issued picture ID with you at the time of your visit
If you think you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately!
Do not attempt to access emergency care through this Website.
If you are not sure what type of care you need, please call Student Health & Counseling Services at (916) 278-6461.