Physical Wellness

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Below you will find available resources to assist students with their physical health needs.

Health Promotion Services:

In the Jesuit tradition, Health Promotion Services offers a full range of services and opportunities dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of the USF student body, and fostering a vibrant and safe campus community for student success. Some of their resources and services are listed below:

Students can call or go online to schedule an appointment at Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) clinics. Clinic locations are listed below:


Location: 2250 Hayes Street, 3rd Floor
Appointments: Call (415) 750-5995 or request an appointment online
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
Closed weekends and major holidays


Location: 24 Willie Mays Plaza
Appointments: (415) 947-3096 or request an appointment online
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
Closed weekends and major holidays


Locations: 585 Buckingham Way
Appointments: (415) 379-2000 or request an appointment online
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
Closed weekends and major holidays


Location: 1 Shrader Street, Suite 578
Appointments: (415) 876-5762
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm; Saturday: 10am to 4pm

*USF does not have a contract with Pacific Family Practice and they do not accept Medi-Cal. Therefore, students or their health insurance plans are responsible for all cost associated with their visits to Pacific Family Practice.

Below is a list of free/low cost clinics in the bay area.

As a condition of enrollment, University of San Francisco (USF) requires students to have health insurance, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and to provide access to quality care. The following students will be charged the health insurance premium on their Student Account as a separate fee.

  • All undergraduate domestic students registering for 9 credit hours or more (EXCEPT Certificate programs and Online programs students)
  • All graduate domestic students registering for 6 credit hours or more (EXCEPT Certificate programs and Online programs students)
  • All international students and scholars registering for at least 1 credit hour or more


Students who already have health insurance coverage comparable (equal or better) to the USF-endorsed plan under a United States-domiciled health insurance company may waive this requirement during waiver/enrollment period each academic year.

For more information on the Open Enrollment/Waiver Period for Fall and Spring Semesters, waiver criteria, and to download your USF sponsored health insurance card, please visit Health Promotion Services. 

Below is a list of local city hospitals.

Urgent Care: Urgent care centers are equipped to handle non-life-threatening situations. Urgent Care visit costs vary based on your health insurance plan benefits.

  • Dignity Health - GoHealth Urgent Care: GoHealth has 7 locations in San Francisco located within a couple of miles from the University of San Francisco. Check in online at or at 1(844) 325-1470. Please note: GoHealth now has a discounted self-pay rate for USF students. The self-pay rate for USF students is $150 dollars instead of $250 dollars. Please show your USF ID when you check in.
  • Kaiser Urgent Care (Kaiser members only) Location: 2238 Geary Boulevard Phone: 1(415) 833-2200 Hours: Monday to Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday & holidays: 10am-4pm

USF does not contract with any of these centers. Therefore, students or their health insurance plans are responsible for all cost associated with their visits to these urgent care centers.

Nutrition Education appointments are available for students free of charge with a certified Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR). The confidential individual appointment will help students identify dietary behaviors with a focus on getting them on track to healthy eating and positive body image.

Topics may include:

  • Nutrition Basics
  • Weight Management
  • Body Image
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Meal Planning
  • Food Budgeting
  • Nutrition for Active Lifestyles

Schedule your appointment now at Once scheduled, please submit a 3 day food record form prior to your appointment, or be prepared to do a 24 hour recall of your food intake.

Health Promotion Services offers free stop smoking individual sessions and free nicotine replacement aid: nicotine gum or lozenges. Attending regular stop smoking sessions is a prerequisite for receiving the free nicotine aid. HPS also will offer a free subscription to the Pro version Kwit app.

You can schedule your appointment online with a Health Promotion Services staff. Please contact HPS at 415.422.5797 or for more information.

The Jesuit Catholic tradition believes in the importance of integrity and that sex education should never be reduced to a mere communication of information. Rather, it must always be placed in a setting where the rich human, personal and spiritual values of sexuality are explored and given meaning.

The University of San Francisco offers a range of reproductive health, sexual transmitted infection (STI) and sexual violence prevention resources designed to promote sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social well being. We believe sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, free of pressure, discrimination and violence.

For more information on Sexual Assault Prevention, resources and reporting please visit the Title IX Office Webpage.

Recreational Sports Department (Koret)

The Recreational Sports Department offers USF students free and discounted recreational sports activities, wellness programs, and fitness services to encourage sportsmanship, teamwork, physical fitness and resilience at USF. The department also offers a variety of employment opportunities to help students build communities of support, develop leadership skills and increase engagement on campus.  

Sleep Management:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers sleep management resources that can help lower stress levels, improve memory, control body weight, and improve heart and cardiovascular systems.

Additional Resources: