Our services are available to all full-time students and residential students. Full-time status is determined by undergraduate students taking at least 12 credits (6 credits during breaks), graduate students taking at least 6 credits, and Bachelor's Degree for Professionals students taking at least 6 credits.
Please bring your student ID card to Health Services to be seen.
A professional staff provides the following services:
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute medical problems
- First aid for non-critical medical emergencies
- Medication (prescription and over-the-counter)
- Education and treatment related to human sexuality, including annual women's health exams, pregnancy testing, contraception, morning after treatment, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
- Laboratory tests
- Medical referrals as needed
- And More!
Health Services provides the services of a Certified Physician Assistant, Physician (by referral), Licensed Vocational Nurse, and support staff to regularly enrolled students, whether residential or commuter. Health Services encourages active participation of students in their own health care.
Appointments are encouraged! Call the Health Services office at (805) 493-3225. Appointments are required for physical exams and travel medicine visits. Appointments for all other care is strongly encouraged. We will attempt to accomodate walk-ins but those who walk in may have to make an appointment, wait, or be referred. Students with appointments will be seen on a priority basis over non-emergent walk-ins.
- Routine office visits are $10.
- Medications are dispensed at minimal cost to students (usually $10-$30).
- Modest charges are made for lab tests. There is a $5-10 charge for tests such as throat cultures, urine testing, and pregnancy tests that are done in our clinic. Other labs can be collected at Health Services and tested at a local lab for an economical cost.
- Ace bandages and reusable cold/warm packs can be purchased at low cost.
- Equipment such as crutches are loaned to students without charge. If not returned, a hold will be placed on registration until equipment is replaced or reimbursed.
- There is a $35 charge for Well Woman Exam/Pap Smears (does not include STI testing).
- The cost for immunizations runs from $20 to over $130 depending on which immunization is needed.
- Payment is expected at the time of service; cash, check, and debit or credit cards (Visa, Discover and Mastercard) are accepted (American Express is not accepted). Also, Health Services is not able to bill your personal insurance but can provide a superbill for services provided for and paid by the student so the student can seek reimbursement from their own insurance company.