Cal Poly students can now receive abortion pills through the campus health center, the university announced in a news release on Monday. The new program is being offered in compliance with the 2019 College Student Right to Access Act that required all UCs and CSUs to integrate medical abortion care into their campus health centers […]
Fifty micrograms may not seem like all that much, but a dose of Fentanyl that size can be lethal. Opioid overdose deaths and opioid emergencies are on the rise in San Luis Obispo county and nationwide, according to Health Educator Prevention Specialist Kirsten Vinther. Now, Cal Poly Health and Wellbeing is offering free overdose prevention […]
At the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year, the University Health Center began providing comprehensive LGBTQ+ medical and mental health services that are critical for some students. One such student was Cal Poly alumn Autumn Ford, who at the time, emphasized the importance of having a safe space for students to access care — without having to worry about it being “taken away” from them.
Cal Poly has reported 1,015 positive COVID-19 cases as of Monday, Jan. 11., and many students that live on campus have already experienced quarantine or isolation.
Cal Poly added a new COVID-19 testing location at Poly Canyon Village, which opened to students on Thursday, Jan. 7 and will open to employees in the near future, according to Cal Poly spokesperson Matt Lazier. Testing is available in the Aliso Conference Room (171A) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — the same hours […]
Health officials are anticipating a difficult winter due to the overlap of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza. Your best defense: a flu shot. “Flu will hit our community soon, and in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, getting the flu vaccine will be more important than ever,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, San Luis Obispo County Health […]
Campus Health and Wellbeing is giving free flu shots to students today, Sept. 29, in the lower level of the on-campus health center building — building 27 — from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students need to bring their PolyCard in order to receive the vaccine from the health […]
Since March 2020, the Cal Poly Health Center has tested 978 students with COVID-19 symptoms, and 86 of these students tested positive. This accounts for an 8.8 percent positive test rate, according to a campus-wide email from the Office of the President.
One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, Mental Health America said. To spread awareness about mental illness, the United States has observed Mental Health Awareness Month every May since 1949. Under the stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 impacts, many who suffer from mental illness may be under even more stress. In a […]
While it’s “doubtful at this point,” according to one local epidemiologist, that the virus will make its way to San Luis Obispo, the Cal Poly Health Center does have plans in place for if it, or any other contagious disease, shows up.
“[HRT] is primary care. It’s not specialty care, and some voices in the community will like to say oh that’s specialty care,” Pride Center Coordinator Samuel Byrd said. “This is allowing people to feel comfortable in their skin and allowing them to navigate our community, that’s primary.”