Student Health Services
The Student Health Center is an out-patient clinic staffed by physicians,
nurse practitioners, and physician assistants which provides medical care
to students enrolled in the university in accord with policies set by the
Board of Trustees of the California State University. Services include
the treatment of acute conditions, injuries, and illnesses.
During the academic year, the Student Health Service is open from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 9:15 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Wednesday.
The following services are available.
Acute Care Clinic
The acute care area of the Student Health Center functions as a walk-in
clinic. It is designed to accommodate students who wish to receive immediate
Appointments are available for those who desire an appointment and for
those who require diagnostic or consultative services beyond those available
in the acute care clinic. Appointments may be made in person or by telephone.
A comprehensive family planning program is available. It includes a complete
examination, laboratory testing, a Pap test, and consultation.
Laboratory and X-ray
Laboratory and x-ray examinations complement the out-patient clinic service.
The majority of tests ordered by Student Health Service personnel are provided
without charge. However, some specialized tests cannot be supported by
the Student Health Service, and the cost of these tests is the students
Prescribed medications may be obtained at the Student Health Service. Prescriptions
from outside physicians can be filled if the medication is stocked by the
pharmacy. Some non-prescription health care items are also available. A
nominal fee is charged to cover the cost of all items purchased at the
The following immunizations are available: Hepatitis A&B, flu shots, meningitis,
MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), polio, tetanus, and travel immunizations.
Allergy shots are administered to students who have their own medication
and appropriate medical documentation.
Services at the Student Health Service are provided at either no cost or
minimal cost during the academic year. Medical conditions which exceed
the scope of the Student Health Service and require the care of outside
physicians and facilities are the financial responsibility of the student.
In order to provide protection against these costs, an optional low-cost
health insurance plan is available.
Health Education Information
Students concerned with health-related problems are encouraged to consult
with Student Health Service staff. In addition, health education literature
is available in the lobby.
Services Not Available
Eye refractions (glasses)
Health Service Fee
The university believes that comprehensive health services, as provided
for in Trustees policy, are essential because of the residential nature
of our campus. Funding for the Student Health Service, at least in part,
comes from a health service fee which students pay as part of their registration
This fee enables the Student Health Service to provide the following services
at no cost to students:
Evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner/physician assistant
Family planning services
Specialized gynecologic services
Student Health Advisory Council
The Student Health Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to the
Student Health Service. This council, consisting of students and faculty,
meets regularly throughout the academic year.
Students who have been enrolled in the spring semester are eligible for
service during the summer months. A nominal fee is charged for each summer
The on-campus emergency number is 171"
Use this number on campus only
for emergency fire, police, or medical aid reporting. This number goes
directly to the University Police Department, which is trained to respond
appropriately to emergenices of any nature. The non-emergency number for
the University Police Department and Campus Escort Service is 898-5372.
The off-campus emergency number is 911"
Use this number from pay phones
and all off-campus locations for community based emergency fire, police,
or medical services. Non-emergency calls to police, fire, or ambulance
services may be directed to the appropriate business number for the agency.
See the telephone book for numbers for your locale. You may also dial for
community based emergency assistance from a standard on-campus phone by
Community Medical Assistance
The Student Health Service meets most students medical needs. However,
if health care is needed which is beyond the scope of the Student Health
Service or when the clinic is closed, there are several extended-hour health
clinics and one hospital within blocks of the campus.