Urgent Care walk in is open in the Jules Stein Building during this time and seeing TRULY URGENT patients. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. They are limited in staff so patients may be turned away if capacity is reached. Faculty offices are open for patients with urgent problems and those who are in the postoperative phase of care. UCLA hospitals and clinics will remain open and fully operational; more information is available on UCLA Health’s website.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and LA County Department of Public Health are tracking the outbreak of a newly identified respiratory virus – COVID-19, or novel coronavirus – and working with public health experts and health care providers to help contain its spread. UCLA Health infectious disease specialists are assisting with this effort and are in regular contact with local and state public health officials and the CDC. This is a new strain of coronavirus and vigilance with precautions, testing and diagnosis is important to containing its spread. UCLA Health’s overriding objective at all times is to ensure the safety of patients and employees while maintaining high-quality clinical care at our hospitals and clinics. What you need to know about the Corona virus >
To protect you, other patients and our staff, visitors with fever, chills, cough, runny nose, sore throat or body aches should not visit at this time as they put you and our other patients at higher risk of infection.
To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story – going blind because of a costume accessory – the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. Read More >
Glaucoma specialist and esteemed academic to lead the American Acadamy of Ophthalmology, the nation’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. Read More >
For more than 40 years, the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic has provided free eye care services and glasses for underserved communities in Los Angeles County. Learn More >
UCLA’s global education program provides subspecialty training to ophthalmologists from throughout the world to further preserve and restore vision. Read more in the latest Fall edition of our EYE Magazine.
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