We would like to announce the first ever “Health and Wellness Corner” column here at San Quentin News. Each month, a University of California, San Francisco health professional student will answer questions that you submit about health issues. Inquiries will be answered in the next month’s paper. Feel free to ask us questions about any medical concern that you have, and it may be answered so that everyone can benefit. If you have a question, put it in a U-Save-Em envelope addressed to: “Health and Wellness Corner,” UCSF Doctors (Dr. Shira Shavit) – Medical Box. If you include your name and number, they will be kept confidential. Note that this column is for general medical questions. Here are two examples of questions that we would be able to answer in the column:
- I have Hepatitis C and was wondering, can I pass it to my partner when I get out?
- Does the flu shot really cause the flu?
If you do not feel well or have an URGENT medical concern, fill out a 7362 request for services form to see your housing unit medical staff.