Pregnancy Resources and Referrals

As a Catholic Jesuit University, USF celebrates human life as a gift and thus we are dedicated to offering any student who is faced with the issues of pregnancy a supportive environment that is caring, compassionate, respectful, and non-judgmental.

The University will strive to offer support and services to our pregnant students to the best of our ability; addressing issues such as classes, housing, financial assistance, health care, as well as personal and spiritual counseling both during and after a pregnancy.  If you are pregnant, or if you know someone who is pregnant, the following resources are available at USF and in our local community. We encourage you to contact any of the individuals or offices listed below.

Note: All consultations will be handled on a confidential basis.

Campus Resources

Health Promotion Services - http://www.usfca.edu/hps
University Center, Fifth Floor - Phone 415.422.6702
Health Promotion Services staff will advocate for pregnant students to access resources on and off campus to meet their health needs and other support services.

Health Insurance - http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/
USF sponsored Health Insurance Plan administrated by Aetna covers maternity care after the deductible ($200 per benefit year) has been met.  Medical expenses for pregnancy, childbirth and complications of pregnancy are payable on the same basis as any other sickness. Aetna customer service can be reached at 877.850.6036.  Pregnant and parenting students who cannot afford to pay for the health insurance coverage should contact the HPS Office at (415) 422-6702 to check if they are eligible for financial assistance for insurance.

University Ministry - www.usfca.edu/universityministry
Phelan Hall, lower level - Phone 415.422.4463
Campus Ministry welcomes the opportunity to be of assistance to pregnant students who will meet with trained pastoral ministers in a caring, supportive, non-judgmental environment to consider the spiritual dimensions. Student wishing to talk with members of their own faith tradition, Campus ministry will connect students with those individuals to discuss faith traditions and offer spiritual support.

Dean of Students Office
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University Center, Fifth Floor - Phone: 415.422.5330
The Dean of Students leads the University Life Health and Wellness Team and facilitates supporting the whole student.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) - http://www.usfca.edu/caps/
Gillson Hall, lower level - Phone: 415.422.6352.
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can assist students in developing greater self-understanding and help resolve issues that interfere with students optimal personal functioning.

Residence Life - http://www.usfca.edu/residence_life/ 
Office of Residence Life - Phelan 140 - Phone: 415.422.6824
Pregnant students are able to and encouraged to continue to live in the residence halls.   Depending on availability and need, a private room with bathroom may be provided to a pregnant student. USF does not allow infants or children to live on campus with their parents. Residence Life staff will assist parenting students in securing housing off campus.

Student Disability Services
http://www.usfca.edu/sds/
Gleeson Lower Level 20 - Phone: 415.422-2613 sds@usfca.edu
Disability Support Services can assist pregnant and parenting students in making informed decisions about the course of their academic studies and assist them in making changes that support them to continue and complete their education. In addition, SDS coordinates lactation rooms.  The lactation rooms are open 8:30 - 5:00, Monday - Friday. They are located in LM Rossi Wing and University Center.

Financial Aid https://www.usfca.edu/onestop/
Pregnant and parenting students will be connected with the Financial Aid office to determine if they are eligible for additional financial aid and adjust their financial aid package, as students are eligible and resources are available. Financial Aid information and counseling is available through the One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services office located in Lone Mountain Room 251, appointments may be made in person or by calling One Stop at: 415.422-2020.

Community Resources

The Gabriel Project
St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 650 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 800.910.0191
The Gabriel project offers services to pregnant and parenting students including emotional support, pastoral care and counseling, medical and prenatal care, financial assistance, housing and adoption resources, babysitting/transportation help, and educational and employment opportunities.
 
Catholic Charities - http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
180 Howard Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94105 moreinfo@cccyo.org 
Phone: 415.972.1200.  Fax: 415.972.1201.
Catholic Charities CYO is one of the largest non-profit providers of social services in the Bay Area. The programs help people of all faiths; everyone is welcome.
 
First Resort Pregnancy Consulting Women’s Health Clinic - www.firstresort.org.
San Francisco Office: 450 Sutter Street, Suite 1740 San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415.627.9175
Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Provides counseling and medical care to women who are making decisions about unintended pregnancies. Complete and accurate information is shared on all options confidentially, in a supportive, non pressured environment.
Notes:Cross street is Powell, entrance to the office is on Sutter. By BART, take the Powell exit and walk 4-5 blocks up Powell, just 1 block from Union Square.