Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates: uc.edu/publichealth
Accidental needlesticks and/or body fluid exposure can happen, but it's extremely important that you follow the protocols below and report the incident.
If indicated, HIV prophylaxis should be started within TWO hours.
It is important that blood/body fluid exposures be reported immediately to ensure appropriate care for the exposed student and to obtain necessary blood from source patient for testing.
Baseline SOURCE Tests are to include:
Hepatitis B surface AgHepatitis B core IGMHepatitis C AbRapid HIV
Baseline EXPOSED PERSON Tests are to include:
Hepatitis B surface Ag
Hepatitis B surface AbHepatitis B core AbHepatitis C Ab4th Generation HIV
If you have UC Student Health Insurance or are a UC student with BBP insurance, please report your incident according to the schedule below:
Students must complete the claim form and submit to:
Health Smart Benefit Solutions3320 W. Market St., Suite 100,Fairlawn, OH 44333.Claim status may be checked by calling 1-800-331-1096. Contact the UC SHI Office at 513-556-6868 for any questions.
Contact your insurance company for instructions or go to the nearest emergency department that takes your insurance. You may receive care at UHS. You will be billed for your care.
Note: Call University Health Services at 513-556-2564 or the UHS Needlestick Hotline at 513-584-7849. You will need to follow the protocol of the site at which you are rotating regarding documentation, obtaining source blood, etc.
Richard E. Lindner Center2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor Cincinnati, OH 45221-0010
Mail Location: 0010Phone: 513-556-2564Fax: 513-556-1337