UC Davis School of Medicine Student Wellness/Medical Services for SJV PRIME Students in Fresno
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UC Davis San Joaquin Valley PRIME students who are in Fresno for their third year clerkships or UC Davis students who are on away rotations in Fresno can access medical and mental health services by taking the following steps:

  1. Before you arrive to Fresno:
    1. If you have UC Davis Medical Group as your primary care group through Western Health Advantage Insurance, you can access primary care services and specialty services through Sante Medical Group (see attached list of providers).
      1. i. To establish care, simply select a PCP within Sante Medical Group and inform Joanne Del Castello, manager of UCD Medical Group Managed Care Services at (916) 734-9945 or via email at jjdelcastello@ucdavis.edu of your selection.
    2. If you do not have UC Davis Medical Group as your primary care group, other groups might not have a contract in Fresno. Contact the group you chose to see if they have services in Fresno. You can switch to UCD Medical group, but know that this change can take up to 60 days.
      1. Contact Joanne Del Castello for further information on switching.
  2. Once you are in Fresno:
    1. If you need specialty services, you will need to have a referral placed by your primary care provider.

Mental health and wellness resources available in Fresno:

  1. The UCSF Fresno Insight Employee Assistance Program at 559-226-7437 is available to students for short term counseling.

  2. For long term psychiatric medication management/counseling: WHA mental health services are administered and managed by Magellan (a managed behavioral health organization). They issue authorizations for care and pay the claims for services. To obtain services, call Magellan at (800) 424-1778 .  A case manager will assist in determining services needed and where to obtain them in Fresno.

  3. For wellness needs, you can also contact Dr. Craig Campbell, the chair of the Well Being committee in Fresno. Please keep in mind that Dr. Campbell is the Psychiatry Residency Program Director.  If you are interested in applying to this residency program you may want to use alternative resources, in order to avoid future conflicts of interest. Please see his contact information below.

Finally, don’t hesitate to contact the SJVP team for any questions or concerns:

Grace Carlson
UC Merced SJV PRIME Coordinator
155 N. Fresno St, St 251
(559) 499-6527

Kenny Banh, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Site Director for UC Davis
Clerkships at UCSF Fresno
(559) 449-6523

Alicia Gonzalez-Flores, M.D.
UC Davis Internal Medicine
(916) 816-6184

Craig C. Campbell, M.D.
Program Director
UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Residency Program
155 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA  93701
(559) 499-6580 – office
(559) 433-5268 - cell