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Health Advisory: UHS Health Alert:

Stay update-to-date with the Ohio Department of Health's COVID-19 Advisory System. The system assesses the degree of the virus' spread by county exposure. 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, in the greater Cincinnati region and now within our university community, the University of Cincinnati continues with travel restrictions, self-quarantine and reporting requirements as a result of travel, close contact with cases, or individul symptoms. These measures, as well as guidance on remote instruction and large gatherings, are in place out of care and concern for all members of our campus community and the safeguarding of public health.

To lead our efforts, President Neville Pinto has convened a Public Health Response Team, comprised of senior university leadership, and has created this website to share information with the UC community.

Emergency Relief for UC Family

In these unprecedented times, it’s important to care for ourselves, our families and those in our communities. UC has taken decisive measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Our students are now facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food and other vital resources. Learn more about the emergency relief funds established to support our students in need.

 

The Latest

July 1st, 2020

Important - There is an announcement from President Pinto. Please see his Return to Campus guide with information for incoming or returning students in the fall semester.

May 21, 2020

Please see the new Ohioans Protecting Ohioans page for details on the lifting of certain restrictions on movements of individuals.
 
Note that while travel within the US is now permitted, it is still discouraged. Fourteen day quarantine is no longer required upon return from domestic travel, but is still required for all travelers returning internationally or from cruises.
 
Also, please see the President's letter outlining a provisional, phased plan for return to campus.
 

 

May 1, 2020

Ohio Health Director Updates and Extends Health Order

See the Director's Stay Safe Ohio Order for the full text.

Social distancing, facial coverings, and frequent hand-washing are all part of our new normal, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

The new order allows some businesses to reopen, as long as they can maintain the above necessary measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

UHS will remain open for telehealth care of students and employees. In addition, we will slowly and responsibly resume in-person appointments for students’ well care, including immunizations, women’s health, and reproductive services.

All patients arriving for in-person care will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, given a mask to wear during their entire visit, and have their temperature checked before entering our clinic.

Employee visits will continue to be telehealth as much as possible. In-person visits remain at our Varsity Village location, Lindner Athletic Center, Suite 335, 2751 O’Varsity Way.

UHS remains committed to the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, and students. Everyone’s compliance with these measures is a critical factor in keeping rates of COVID-19 low in our community.

Keep up the good work!

Kim L. Miller MD Executive Director

University Health Services

April 10, 2020

University Health Services Update

University Health Services will be temporarily combining its two campus locations into one, effective Monday, April 13, 2020.

UHS Employee Health Services as well as its student services will be operating out of the Varsity Village location on West Campus, located in the Richard E. Lindner Athletic Center, Suite 335, 2751 O’Varsity Way.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot accept any walk in visits. Please call if you need care. We can provide telehealth visits for most services, including return to work verification, so you will save yourself a trip by calling first.

Remember to report all COVID-19 exposures and symptoms to COVIDWatch@uc.edu. You will receive individualized guidance and support from our clinicians. Do not come in person for care. Additional information and resources are available on our UHS website and the University Public Health website .

For employees or students accustomed to contacting our Holmes Hospital location, the information for UHS’ Lindner Athletic Center location is:

Varsity Village

Lindner Athletic Center 2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor Room 335 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 Employee Health Phone: 513-584-4457 Employee Medical Records Fax: 513-584-2222 Hours for Employee Health Only: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed daily 12:15 p.m - 12:45 p.m.)

For students, all clinical services will continue to be provided at our Varsity Village location. The Holmes student clinic remains temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lindner Athletic Center (Main Campus) 2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor Room 335 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

Student Health Phone: 513-556-2564

Student Medical Records Fax: 513-556-1337

Hours for Student Health only: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

March 31, 2020

Remember to report travel or other potential COVID-19 exposure to UHS

As members of the campus community, please help UHS provide guidance and track effects of COVID-19

University Health Services has launched a new data capture system in partnership with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) that will help automate and streamline reporting and prevention of potential COVID-19 exposures for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

The following individuals from the UC community are required to report to University Health Services:

  • Anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is being tested due to symptoms suggestive of the infection.
  • Anyone with close contact with an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 by laboratory testing or with a presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19, meaning not tested but diagnosed by a physician as likely to have the infection.
  • Anyone living on campus in University Housing and having symptoms consistent with COVID-19, including flu-like symptoms with chills, muscle aches, and diarrhea, cough, shortness of breath, or fever. In addition, the sudden loss of the sense of smell or taste can be an early sign of COVID-19 and should be immediately reported.
  • Anyone returning from international travel, regardless of country traveled from.
  • Anyone returning from travel by cruise ship.
  • Anyone returning from the Greater New York metropolitan area or other “hot spot” of the COVID-19 epidemic.

 

Reporting is simple:

  • Email COVIDWatch@uc.edu with your name and cell phone number if meet any of the above criteria.
  • You will receive an immediate response with a link to an online form. Your responses will be entered into a HIPAA compliant database through REDCapTM (Research Electronic Data Capture) and will be confidential to the highest degree possible during this public health crisis.
  • Your responses will be reviewed by a clinician, and you will receive individualized guidance by email. You will also be contacted by phone as deemed necessary by the reviewing clinician.

 

In addition, you may hear from us via email regarding an exposure on campus. Please respond immediately with the requested information, and you will receive specific guidance on how to manage your risk.

We have developed this system in close collaboration with the UC Health COVID-19 Core Team as well as partners in our local and state health departments, and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

If you are having any symptoms you are concerned may be due to COVID-19, please contact us immediately at COVIDWatch@uc.edu

Please contact us at COVIDHelp@uc.edu if you have questions regarding the reporting process.

March 18, 2020

Important updates from University Health Services

In order to best protect our patients and staff in this time of COVID, the following changes have been implemented:

  • No walk ins – care is still available by appointment only. In an effort to limit viral exposures for everyone, we are limiting face to face visits as much as possible.
  • Please call 513-556-2564 for Varsity Village and 513-584-4457 for Holmes Clinic. You will receive a call from a nurse or provider, who may be able to address your concerns over the phone. Appointments will be made at the discretion of our providers only.
  • Mental health and psychiatry appointments will also be converted to telephone visits whenever possible. You will receive a call from your provider to arrange this. We will not be able to accept referrals for new patients or ADHD evaluations at this time.
  • The UHS pharmacy remains open for operation during our normal hours.
  • Please check this website frequently for updates in this fluid and challenging situation. And remember to DO THE FIVE!

 Do The Five

 Help Stop Coronavirus

1. HANDS  Wash them often
2. ELBOW  Cough into it
3. FACE  Don't touch it
4. FEET  Stay more than 6ft apart
5. FEEL  Sick? Stay home

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Lindner Athletic Center (Main Campus)
2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor
Room 335
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

Phone: 513-556-2564

Medical Records Fax: 513-556-1337

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


OUR UHS Medical Campus Office Has Moved

As of 4-13-2020 the UHS Holmes office will be located at:
Lindner Athletic Center
2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor
Room 335
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
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Phone: 513-584-4457
Medical Records Fax: 513-584-2222

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Closed daily 12:15 p.m - 12:45 p.m.)