Since yesterday, more than a dozen Cal Poly students reported to health officials that they have experienced vomiting and diarrhea. Cal Poly community members and campus visitors are strongly advised to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom or before eating, preparing or handling food. Soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizers in preventing the spread of illness, according to health officials.
Anyone exhibiting these symptoms should stay home, rest, and drink plenty of liquids to remain hydrated. Avoid beverages with caffeine or alcohol. Please note that the use of antibiotics may not help treat the illness and could make some of the symptoms worse, unless advised otherwise by a physician.
Seek immediate medical care if you experience abdominal pains, see blood in stool, or are unable to keep liquids down due to continuous vomiting.
Students with questions may call the Health Center at (805) 756-1211 during office hours or to reach our after-hours advice line.
Meningitis B Vaccinations
You may receive MenB vaccinations at the Health Center (see price list) or at any commercial pharmacy. Prices will vary depending on your insurance coverage.
Due to critical short staffing, travel medicine and Physicals are currently not offered until further notice. You may access these services through off-campus resources.
Physical Examinations: You may contact any local physician’s office and Urgent Care Centers (such as Med Stop and Family Medical Center) to inquire about this service and associated costs.
Travel Vaccinations: You may contact any local physician’s office, the SLO Public Health Department, Urgent Care Centers (such as Med Stop and Family Medical Center) to inquire about this service and associated costs.
Call (805) 756-1211 to reach our after-hours nurse advice line. You may discuss any health related concerns privately and confidentially.
Your connection for scheduling appointments, filling out health forms and receiving messages from your health care provider.
The Student Health Center Pharmacy currently sells Plan B without a prescription. Proof of enrollment required.
The Cal Poly Health Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.