Private Physician Appointments

This option is recommended if: you have never been seen at Student Health Services before and you have a private provider. If you do not complete the UCSB Student Health online option in time, you must see a private physician.

The private option is not recommended if: You only go to Student Health with your health concerns. If this applies to you, see SHS In-Person instructions.

The student may chose the option that is most convenient for them. *Students going to the following countries cannot see a private physician and must do the SHS online option: Botswana, Ghana, India, Senegal, South Africa, Solomon Islands and Tanzania.

For students who do not have a doctor in the area, and you have missed the Student Health Online Clearance Deadline. Student Health recommends you visit one of these clinics:

Fairview MedCenter (by Bed Bath and Beyond)
271 N Fairview Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
(805) 681-7411

Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm

Isla Vista MedClinic
970 Embarcadero Del Mar
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 968-1511

M-F: 8-6pm; Sat: 8:30-12pm

Please note: You will need to ask for a Statement of Health Clearance and bring your UCEAP paperwork to your appointment. Unless noted on your health clearance instructions you do not need a physical or vaccines and will be charged extra for these services.

**The health clearance is different than a routine physical and will not be covered by insurance. You will likely have to pay out of pocket**

WARNING: Students who do not follow these instructions, wait until the last minute, lose their forms without enough time to replace them, or otherwise miss the deadline will be dismissed from the program.

Timeline for this process: PLAN AHEAD!!!

Print out any country specific health forms if listed on your programs pre-departure checklist and the EAP Confidential Health History Form and the UCEAP Health Clearance Form

5 minutes

Fill out the EAP Confidential Health History Form before your appointment

30 minutes +time to gather immunization records

Make and attend your appointment with private physician AND any specialist* you are seeing for an ongoing condition. Bring both of the above forms with you. This clearance may NOT be done by a family member.


Mail in the original of the UCEAP Health Clearance Form to UCEAP office. The document must be recieved by the office by the due date listed on your pre-departure check list.

1-3 days

*If you are currently under the care of a specialist (other than the physician you are seeing for the clearance) for medical or mental health conditions, you will need to request a signed letter on official letterhead approving your travel and detailing any special accomodations or care you may need abroad. Please submit the letter from your specialist with your Health Clearance form. Specialist Letter Request Form (PDF)

If you have any physical impairment, learning disability or other condition, for which you will be seeking accommodation abroad, Please carefully review the Request for Disability Accommodation Abroad instructions in your program's pre-departure checklist.