Social media participation guidelines
UC Davis Health System is committed to the free and open exchange of ideas. We respect your First Amendment rights and embrace the core values of free speech. Social media administrators reserve the right to block or remove the content of any post that violates the UC Davis Principles of Community or UC Davis policies.
Friends and followers of UC Davis Health System’s social media pages are permitted to share, post, comment, like, flag, tag, rate, upload videos and images, and converse with other fans and with content posted within UC Davis Health System’s social media sites.
Comments posted on UC Davis Health System’s social media websites reflect the opinions of the individuals posting them and not necessarily those of UC Davis Health System or the policies of the university and health system. If you have a concern about any posted content, or about any content that has been removed by a site administrator, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All content and posts are bound by the following:
- UC Davis Principles of Community
- University of California’s Electronic Communications Policy
- UC Davis Campus Electronic Communications Policy (PDF)
- UC Davis Health System Communication Policies: Hospital Policies and Procedures 1300-1399 (Internal only)
Page administrators review comments and posts on the page regularly to ensure any issues or concerns are addressed in a timely manner.
Please respect others who comment on our sites. Please avoid comments that personally attack others or are inappropriate, inflammatory, offensive, profane, obscene or sexually explicit. Comments of this nature will be deleted.
Due to legal protections for patient and personal privacy, UC Davis Health System administrators will not respond to posts that address individual health concerns. If you are a UC Davis Health System patient with a concern, please contact our Patient Relations Department at 800-305-6540. If you need our help finding a doctor, visit us online or call 800-2-UC-DAVIS.
Posts that contain names of specific individuals within UC Davis Health System as part of a complaint, concern or compliment will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the circumstances, at the discretion of social media administrators, the post or comment may be removed to protect the privacy of individuals.
Patient information shared by a third party cannot be discussed by site administrators. We cannot take action on behalf of a patient without the patient’s consent. Please have the patient contact our Patient Relations Department at 800-305-6540.
UC Davis Health System is not responsible for, nor does it endorse, the content posted by participants on any of its social media sites.
Some pages linked from our sites, for the convenience of users, may refer to websites not managed by UC Davis Health System. UC Davis Health System does not control or take responsibility for the content of these websites. All health and health-related information contained within UC Davis Health System's website and social media sites is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment by a health-care professional. Your health-care provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment and needs of you and your family.