A case of Ebola at UC Davis is very unlikely, but we are well equipped and prepared. UC Davis has a comprehensive student health service and access to the best medical care facilities through the UC Davis Health System. We follow the guidance of county, state and federal health authorities.

However, UC Davis is a global university. Travel, international research and study abroad play an important part in UC Davis’ mission. The university welcomes students and scholars from all over the world, and the health and safety of students and employees here and abroad is always of concern.

Read Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi’s message related to Ebola (Sept. 30, 2014).

Heed travel warnings

We urge members of our community to heed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's travel warnings related to Ebola.

If you plan to travel, get guidance from the university

For faculty, staff and medical and nursing students planning to travel to or return from the affected region, please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences. The Office will provide guidance related to both your departure from and your return to our campus community. Nick Eversole, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences, is coordinating this effort. He can be reached at (916) 734-3578 or by email at naeversole@ucdavis.edu.

For all other students planning to travel to or return from the affected region, please contact Dr. Thomas Ferguson, Medical Director of Student Health & Counseling Services. He can be reached at (530) 752-7842 or by email at tjferguson@ucdavis.edu

Register your travel with UCTrips Insurance. By registering in this fashion, you will have access to emerging security alerts, and back up emergency medical and emergency evacuation services.

UC personnel interested in assisting should work through governmental (USAID) or non-governmental agencies who are organizing efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak. Information about how to connect with these organizations is available through Government/USAID or NGOs.

If you're not feeling well, seek care

Seeking care is the first step to feeling better and caring for your loved ones, friends, neighbors and community.

  • Employees are encouraged to contact their primary care providers or Occupational Health Services.
  • Students — undergraduate, graduate and professional — are encouraged to seek the care of the Student Health and Counseling Services. Any student can speak to an advice/triage nurse in person or by telephone at (530) 752-2349 at no charge. And all UC Davis students, regardless of their health insurance plan, have low-cost access to primary care ($15 a visit) and urgent care ($20 a visit) at Student Health. Even outside of regular hours, UC Davis students can consult with an advice nurse by telephone at (530) 752-2349.