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…
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.”
Cal Poly is looking to add a physician to the team at Campus Health and Wellbeing with an emphasis on reproductive health. Campus Health and Wellbeing previously had a doctor with specialization in gynecology, but the position has been vacant…
White cage-like doors, dim lighting and narrow walkways that made students feel trapped in a corner — that was the Cal Poly Food Pantry before April 2019. “It was literally just a cage, storage closet that was converted into a…
Norovirus is a contagious illness that often results in nausea and vomiting. Several students have reported norovirus symptoms and one student living on campus was diagnosed on Friday.
Students share their experience of being roofied in downtown San Luis Obispo and where they went for help.
“I wanted people to look at my smile and think ‘Oh, she’s perfect, she’s fine,’ but on the inside, I was the complete opposite.”
With the implementation of the $99 health fee increase per quarter beginning Fall 2018, students are already seeing improved wait times at the Health Center.