Students in need of mental health support or experiencing thoughts of suicide can walk in to USC Student Health (at either Engemann or Eric Cohen… Read more »
On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Drugs in this category include the prescription medications oxycodone, percocet, vicodin, morphine, fentanyl, among others, as well as heroin. In addition to the direct effects of each substance, drugs shared for recreational use can be tainted or mixed with other substances to increase its effects, sometimes without a user’s knowledge. Reversal of opioid effects with prescription naloxone (nasal spray Narcan) may save a person from overdose.
NEW! USC Student Health is converting the Thriving Thursday drop-in sessions in TCC 222, noon to 1pm, to a facilitated session on grief and loss for the rest of the semester. All USC students are welcome to come by; no appointment is needed.
Is your friend going through a tough time? Everybody experiences mental health issues in different ways. Some common signs of distress may include: not acting… Read more »
Today (October 15, 2019) we are sharing the results of a national survey designed to better understand campus climate around sexual assault and sexual misconduct at universities across the country. The full release of data can be found on the AAU Campus Climate Survey Data website; the condensed findings are summarized in the Data Spotlight. The survey results clearly show the need for ongoing work to strengthen the prevention and intervention efforts already underway, and to provide additional support for those impacted. Over the past years, the university has increased efforts in these areas. We value your input and will continue to work vigilantly to improve the climate on our campuses.
The flu vaccine is free for USC students who have the Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna) when it is administered at the USC Student Health Centers; the cost of the vaccine ($20) is billed for students on other insurance plans.
In an effort to improve those numbers and remove any financial or transportation barriers that could deter screening, USG is providing a grant to cover the costs of HIV testing for USC students who face financial barriers; the HIV testing will be provided on campus by USC Student Health at both Engemann and Eric Cohen student health centers, and is available to undergraduate and graduate students.
Hsia, who started at USC in July, will be a bridge between medical and mental health services for student patients. Her role as a behavioral health consultant was developed collaboratively between medical and mental health teams in USC Student Health, working on an integrative approach to patient care. Read more at USC News.
Although there are no measles cases confirmed at USC, the recent outbreak in Los Angeles County has given us an opportunity to remind members of our community how to protect themselves against this preventable and serious disease.
A “wellness-to-go” vending machine is stocked with everything from ibuprofen and thermometers to pregnancy tests and emergency contraception. The machine gives students 24/7 access to… Read more »