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Health and Safety


Due to the COVID-19 situation, our main office (KL-101) is closed until further notice, but we remain available remotely, M-F 8:00-5:00, to answer questions and provide remote advising and other services. We are also available to address any emergencies.

 Employment-based visas: Becky Mirza (; 209-355-0913)

J-1 scholar visas: Rico Johnson (; 209-355-1018)

Student (F-1, J-1) visas: Lacey Long-Vejar (; 209-259-8913)

ISS-related emergencies: Becky Mirza (209-355-0913)

Other queries & concerns: Garett Gietzen (; 209-285-9780)

In Case of Emergency: DIAL 911 (9-911 from a campus phone)

Department of Public Safety

UC Merced's Department of Public Safety provides police services and emergency management for the campus.

Health Services

Registered students may use the services provided by Student Health Services. Services include clinical visits, laboratory tests, over-the-counter medication, health education and more.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides professional services that care for the emotional, personal and social well-being of students. 

Environmental Health & Safety

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is dedicated to the prevention of injury and illness to UC Merced students, employees and visitors. They provide services related to environmental compliance, ergonomics, food permits, hazardous materials, etc. 

Emergency Care:

Medical facilities located near the UC Merced campus:

Mercy Medical Center Merced
Emergency Room
333 Mercy Ave, Merced
Patients First Urgent Care
394 E Yosemite Ave, Merced
Fountain View Urgent Care
374 W Olive Ave, Suite A, Merced
Castle Urgent Care
3605 Hospital Rd, Atwater