Hours and Location

  • Location: Basement level of the Student Health Center
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  • Direct Phone: 831-459-2509
  • Fax: 831-459-3546

Imaging Services

UCSC Student Health Services offers high quality, high resolution digital X-ray imaging to assist in diagnosing common skeletal injuries and soft tissue pathology, such as pneumonia, fractures, and dislocations. Images are electronically transmitted to and interpreted by Board Certified Radiologists in the Santa Cruz community. 
X-ray imaging is performed as ordered by a Student Health Services clinician or an off-campus medical provider. Please contact the department with any questions about orders from an off-campus provider. If you have an X-ray order from a medical provider, no appointment is needed to access the Radiology Department. Please stop by during our open hours; wait times may vary. 

When other types of imaging services are needed (e.g. MRI, CT, or ultrasound), patients are given a referral to an off-campus imaging center in the community.


Radiographers are medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and are trained in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, as well as radiation safety and patient protection. Our radiographers are certified by the California Department of Health Services and are committed to providing the highest level of customer service UCSC’s students.

Our Radiology Department is inspected by the State of California and is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).