The Student Health Center provides treatment for acute, short term illnesses and minor injuries, general health screening and other health maintenance procedures. An overview of health issues addressed includes but is not limited to treatment for conditions such as;
- sexually transmitted diseases including HIV
- Screening for blood pressure
- cervical cancer (PAP Smears)
- testicular cancer
A Registered Nurse is available to assist the student during all operational hours. Appointments with the Physician must be scheduled by the front office personnel or will be arranged after assessment by a Registered Nurse. As a courtesy to your fellow students, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance.
Every Healthcare Provider in the Student Health Center is licensed by the State of California in their professional field of practice.
Every student can expect their right to privacy will be protected. All discussions, examinations, and treatment of a student will be conducted in privacy.
All communications and records relating to the student are confidential. The student's written permission must be obtained before information is released to anyone, including parents (see statement on minors below) and college officials. Exceptions required by law include reporting certain communicable diseases, threats of suicide or homicide, or suspected child abuse.
Our Consent for Medical Treatment must be signed by the parent or legal guardian of any student less than 18 years of age before the student can access services in the Student Health Center.
Three exceptions to this rule exist:
- Minors who have married, joined the armed services or have obtained a court emancipation order are entitled to medical care without parental consent.
- Minors seeking counseling for family planning or chemical dependence are allowed by California law to do so without parental consent.
- Parental consent is not required for minors who experience a medical emergency necessitating basic first aid or transport by paramedics to the nearest emergency room.
- Family Planning counseling, birth control, and pregnancy testing
- Low cost laboratory testing
- Low cost prescription antibiotics
- "Over the Counter" medications
- Health counseling and referrals
- Tuberculosis testing
- Immunizations: Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
- Emergency first aid