UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE

The University Health Service (UHS) is UPLB’s DOH-accredited secondary-level hospital, catering to the health care needs primarily of its students, employees and their dependents, and secondarily, to the needs of the Los Baños community and neighboring communities.

VISION

“A hospital of choice for UPLB constituents”. An excellent center for comprehensive health care, self-reliant and responsive to the health needs of the UPLB constituents and its surrounding communities.

MISSION

To be a self-reliant, competent and sustainable hospital able to render the highest level of promotive, curative, diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventive health care.

GOAL

The UHS is a secondary general hospital that will provide comprehensive health care primarily to the mandated UPLB constituents and secondarily to the people in the surrounding communities through quality assurance programs.

Major Services / Programs

  • 24/7 ambulance and emergency room
  • Free and minimal-rate medical and dental procedures for students, employees and their dependents
  • Student Welfare Clinic with in-house consultant psychiatrist for students (2-5PM, TTh)
  • Specialty clinics
  • 30-bed capacity; free ward accommodation for students
  • Free Annual Physical Exam (AME) for employees
  • Referral to tertiary hospitals (e.g., UP PGH)

Contact

  • Dr. Jessie Imelda F. Walde, Director, University Health Service
  • Domingo M. Lantican Avenue, UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna
  • +63 49 536-2470; +63 49 536 3247 (loc. 102)
  • (Click for list of UHS extension numbers)
  • +63 49 536 6238 (Emergency Hotline)
  • uhs.uplb@up.edu.ph
  • VoiP: 1240 - 1241
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History of the UHS

The University Health Service was initially created in 1914 as a clinic to address the felt need for medical services of the pioneering few faculty members and students then of the College of Agriculture. Originally named the College Health Service, the clinic was situated in the upper floor of the old Agricultural Economics building at the present site of the Humanities building. It was manned only by one nurse, Mr. Felix Valera until eventually junior resident doctors from the Philippine General Hospital rotating from a period of 6 months to 1 year were assigned to head the clinic.  The very first resident assigned was Dr. Herminio Velarde, Sr., followed by Dr. Jose Villacorta.

Beginning under the supervision of the College of Agriculture in 1914, to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Instruction in the early 70’s, and to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Administration in the 80’s, the UHS is now under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Community Affairs since the latter’s constitution in 1997.

The growth of the University Health Service gained mileage in 1995 during the term of Dr. Emiliano S. Mendoza when it was elevated by the Department of Health into a secondary level general hospital.  Its development was carried on by his immediate successors, Dr. Ma. Victoria S. Matias-Turalba, and henceforth by Dr. Marilyn M. Palma-Reaño, and Dr. Jessie Imelda R.Foronda-Walde. (Dr. Myla Lourdes R. Avena, Deputy Director)