The Student Health Center provides clinical care for students and is designed to address health promotion, disease prevention, short-term acute illnesses and injuries, and to assist students in finding resources to assist them in managing their health conditions.
Eligible students who are injured or ill can seek free consultation for evaluation and treatment of injuries and uncomplicated illnesses, and receive health counseling and referrals. Low cost prescription medications and laboratory studies are also available to students. If additional care is needed, the student will be referred to an off campus provider. The clinical staff provides first aid for injured students and facilitates transportation to an appropriate facility for further care, should that be necessary.
Immunizations available include the Varicella, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td), Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Hepatitis A series, Hepatitis B series, the Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B combination) series, and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series. There is a charge to cover the cost of the medication and medical supplies. We also offer low-cost flu shots open to the community at specific times during the month of October. Please refer to our News & Events section for the exact available dates.
Tuberculosis skin tests and clearances are also available. Appropriate referrals for evaluation and follow-up care after tuberculosis skin testing are provided as needed.
Services specific for women include pregnancy testing/counseling, breast exams, pelvic exams and PAP tests; on site birth control options include pills, Depo Provera, condoms, and emergency contraception; Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and yeast infection evaluation/treatment; health education, counseling and referrals.
Services specific for men include genital and testicular exams; condoms; STI evaluation/treatment; information counseling and referrals.
Free HIV testing/counseling is available through a collaboration with Pasadena Public Health.
Health screenings, including blood pressure, body fat analysis, height, weight, vision and hearing screenings are available.
Physician and nurse practitioner services are available. However, students must be seen by a registered nurse first, and then are referred to the physician or nurse practitioner "FAQs" for further consultation and treatment.
The health center has brochures available for students interested in purchasing a voluntary, private health insurance policy. Referrals to a variety of health service providers in the community are also available.
Over the counter medications are available in the waiting area vending machine (one is also located in Lancers' Pass), and supplies such as condoms and band-aids are available during health center hours free of charge.