UC Irvine Health Social Media Participation Guidelines

The following social media participation guidelines for the public are accessible on UC Irvine Health social media sites:

We invite comments on UC Irvine Health-sponsored social networks because we believe that open conversation must occur to change the future of healthcare and improve peoples’ lives.

UC Irvine Health does not provide medical advice on this website. If you are seeking specific medical advice, please contact a doctor’s office, or call 911 in the case of an emergency. UC Irvine Health does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment. Content found on this website is for informational purposes only

We encourage open, honest and authentic conversation. Use your real name and email address. Please remember that when you post a comment on this page, it is published for the world to see. For your own privacy and that of your family and friends, please consider how much detailed personal medical information you want published on the Internet. If you post for a family member or a friend, it is implied that you have their consent to post their information. Posts may be removed at their request. Although posts may be removed, the information has already been made public.

We review comments to ensure compliance with our terms of use policy. Your comment may be deleted if UC Irvine Health determines your post:

  • Contains private health information or other confidential information that is not your own;
  • Is selling or promoting a commercial product or service;
  • Is spam or a chain letter;
  • Contains material that is obscene, defamatory, profane, libelous, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to any person or entity;
  • Contains copyrighted material or material that belongs to someone else.

We do not typically share individual user information with third parties; however, we will disclose user information as required by law or in circumstances where we believe the comments indicate a situation that could be illegal, harmful, or dangerous to persons or property.

Any event posted on UC Irvine Health or UC Irvine School of Medicine social media sites must be open to the public.