Blood Exposure

BLOOD EXPOSURE

An exposure is defined as contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials to the eyes, nose, mouth and other mucous membranes, or non-intact skin.

  1. Wash exposed area with soap and water for 15 minutes, or flush eyes with water for 15 minutes at the nearest eye wash station.
  2. Notify your supervisor.
  3. Seek medical attention at one of the locations listed below and notify EH&S and RS of your exposure at (949) 824-6200 or (949) 824-9888

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

CALL 9-1-1 if the condition is LIFE THREATENING or
REQUIRES IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION BEYOND FIRST AID
For Infectious Agent Exposure call (714) 456-7890. Request the Infectious Disease Fellow On-Call.
If poisoning is suspected, contact the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

This information is updated periodically. Call UCI Worker’s Compensation Desk at (949) 824-9152 for the most current information.
Notify your supervisor if condition is not life threatening and seek medical attention as follows:

Students (Non-UCI employees)

  • Campus: Go to the Student Health Center (East Peltason & Pereira) or call (949) 824-5304 or (949) 824-5301.

  • After hours: Go to the nearest urgent care center or emergency room. Contact Student Health Center for follow-up care as soon as possible.
    For further information, contact the UCI Student Health Center Insurance Program (GSHIP) or (USHIP) (949) 824-5301 or see the GSHIP or USHIP website at the Student Health Services website http://www.shs.uci.edu/.

    Students with private health insurance instead of GSHIP or USHIP will be charged for services rendered at the Student Health Center and provided a receipt to obtain reimbursement. 

Employees, All Student-Employees, and Volunteers with Work-Related Injuries

  • ALL WORK RELATED INJURIES MUST BE REPORTED via the On-line Incident Form available at the Human Resources website at www.hr.uci.edu from the Workers Compensation link, by phone at (949) 824-9152 or by email at wcdm@uci.edu.

    Employees and supervisors must contact UCI Worker’s Compensation Desk at (949) 824-9152 or by email at wcdm@uci.edu during regular working hours to obtain medical authorization within 24 hours of any injury.

  • Newport Urgent Care, (949) 752-6300. 1000 Bristol Street North, Suite 1-B, Newport Beach (Bristol & Jamboree) Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat & Sun 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; call for after-hours physician.
  • UCIMC (714) 456-6011.  101 City Drive South, Orange. Hours: 24hrs/7days
  • East Edinger Urgent Care, (714) 541-8464. 1530 E. Edinger Ave. Santa Ana. Hours: 8 a.m. - 6.p.m., Monday – Friday.