Acute / Crisis Care

An Acute illness or injury is sudden in onset. This could describe a broad range of concerns including sore throats, ear infections, bladder infections, injuries, fractures, and asthma attacks. 

Acute Care Services does not replace your Primary Care Provider (PCP), but may be an option when your regular provider’s schedule is full and unable to accommodate an urgent visit.

Treatments Provided in the Acute Care Clinic:

  • Nebulizer treatments for asthma exacerbation
  • IV fluids for dehydration
  • Splinting for fractures
  • Minor procedures such as toenail removal, lacerations, and abscess Incision and Drainage


How to Make an Appointment

Cost - Registered: $15.00
Cost - Unregistered: $45.00

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers both medical and mental health acute care services on the first floor of the Student Health & Wellness Center during normal hours of operation.

Appointments will be scheduled based on your current medical or mental health issue with one of the following:

  • Medical Issues: Provider or RN (Registered Nurse)
  • Mental Health Issues: Psychologist of the day

Students are prioritized based on the severity of their problem(s) and may be referred to their primary care provider, acute care provider, or a higher level of care such as Sutter Davis Urgent Care, Davis Urgent Care, or the Sutter Davis Emergency Room.

In the event of an obvious severe injury or illness, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Acute Care Wait Times

Wait times at the Acute Care Clinic tend to be longer. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis after the seriousness of their illness/injury is assessed. Patients with a serious illness or injury will always be seen first, so students with non-urgent problems are encouraged to minimize wait times by scheduling an appointment. Students who come to the Acute Care Clinic for non-acute or chronic problems may be scheduled for a regular appointment on the same day or at a later date.

Advice Nurse

SHCS Advice Nurse services are available by appointment at no charge for all UC Davis students wishing to discuss medical and mental health concerns and determine the need for care. These services can help you make informed decisions about your situation and direct you to the most appropriate departmental or campus resource.

Advice Nurse services are staffed by registered nurses located at the Student Health and Wellness Center who provide assistance in person or over the phone. Call (530) 752-2349 during normal hours of operation to schedule an appointment.

Acute Care Spotlight

Katie G., R.N.

  • Registered Nurse
  • Acute Care

Tish E., R.N.

  • Registered Nurse
  • Acute Care

Dana H., R.N.

  • Registered Nurse
  • Acute Care