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Student Health Clinic

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency call 911 or go directly to your nearest Emergency Room (ER).

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For the most current info and resources on Covid-19 click here.

To order your 8 free @Home Covid-19 test kits click here.
You can order a second and third time.

Fall Events 

Vaccine Clinics: 

  • September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8
  • 10 am - 3 pm
  • D-121 

Blood Drives:

  • September 22, October 19, November 10, December 5
  • 10 am - 4 pm
  • AH BT Plaza

For a campus medical emergency:

  • Call 9-1-1 and/or College Police Dispatch at 619-388-6405 (ext. 6405 from a campus phone.)
  • District Police are the first responders for campus emergencies. They are CPR certified with defibrillator (AED) access and best direct the paramedics to the victim.
  • All on-campus accidents or injuries should be reported to the Student Health Clinic as soon as possible to document the incident should insurance coverage be required.
  • For more information about safety at SDCCD, go to the SDCCD Police Department website.
  • Download our safety app, LIVESAFE, on your smart phone then select San Diego City College to receive emergency information and notifications.

Students who are currently enrolled and attending classes in the San Diego Community College District are eligible to receive services from the Student Health Clinic.  Many basic Primary Care services are available on-campus in our convenient and cost-effective clinic including:

  • Free nurse (RN) visits
  • Free Physician (MD) and Nurse Practitioner appointments
  • Weight/blood pressure and vision screenings
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening and testing (see below)
  • Pregnancy testing (see below)
  • Lab tests
  • Physical exams and sports physicals
  • X-ray orders
  • Basic first aid
  • Limited immunizations
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Preventive health care and counseling 

Students with serious or complicated medical conditions may be referred to a health care provider or facility in the community when necessary.  Services are only available during regular clinic hours.  The clinic is closed for all district holidays and recesses.

Fees are charged for some services that are not covered by the Student Health fee, including, but not limited to:

  • Pap testing (includes gonorrhea and chlamydia screening)  
  • TB skin tests (see below)
  • Immunizations 
  • Laboratory tests
  • Prescribed medications

Immunizations

We offer free consultations for immunizations, and some immunizations are available at the Student Health Clinic.  An appointment is not required for these services:

  • TB screening and testing
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) 
  • Flu Shots (influenza)  

Tuberculosis Screening

The Student Health Clinic offers tuberculosis screenings. Walk-ins are welcome.

By Questionnaire

Free for Students and Faculty/Staff

Quantiferon blood test - lab order

Skin Testing

$8 Students

$12 Faculty/Staff

Hours for TB test administration:

Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday & Friday 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

No testing on Thursdays

* TB skin testing services may also be available at community health centers, walk-in clinics, and some pharmacies.

Birth Control & Emergency Contraception

Birth Contol Services Available at the Student Health Clinic:
  • Counseling, written info, & referrals for all types of birth control methods.
  • Prescriptions for birth control pills.
  • Emergency Contraception/"Plan B" is available at the Student Healh Clinic for a small fee
    • Taken to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex, or after a slipped or broken condom.
    • Emergency contraception pills should be taken as soon as possible within 5 days of unprotected sexual intercourse....the sooner the better.

Other Contraception Resources: 

Family Pact: Comprehensive family planning services for low income men and women.

Planned Parenthood: 619-881-4589

Family Health Centers of San Diego: 619-515-2300

Pregnancy Testing & Pregnancy

  • Urine pregnancy tests $2.00 available at the Student Health Clinic
    • accurate 2-3 days before your next expected period.
    • First morning urine is ideal and preferred.

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Find Covid Vaccine/Schedule an appointment 

Covid-19 Information

On-line Support Groups via Zoom

  • Ask-A-Nurse:
    • Open forum to ask general health related questions including questions about Covid-19 or Covid vaccination.
    • Wednesdays 2-2:30 (2/16/21 - 5/26/21)
    • Thursdays 10-10:30 (2/16/21 - 5/26/21)
    • Meeting ID 948 3443 4841
      • Password: 878481 
    • https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94834434841?
          

Helpful Websites

Communiy Clinics

County Public Health Clinics

Dental Resources:

ADHD Resources:

Prescription Assistance

If you cannot afford your prescription(s) - click below for help:

Good Rx - Download the app or click
www.goodrx.com

California Rx Card
https://www.californiarxcard.com/

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
www.pparx.org

Pfizer Helpful Answers
www.phahelps.com

Free Medicine Program
www.freemedicineprogram.com

Community Assistance Program
http://www.caprxprogram.org/index.aspx

Needy Meds
www.needymeds.org

Insurance

Covid-19 Insurance News

California health officials are now allowing anyone who lost a job or work hours because of business closures related to the coronavirus to sign up for health insurance, making it the seventh state to do so click here.

In addition to the services available from the Student Health Clinic, it is always a good idea to have your own personal health insurance. To help students in this process, we provide the following information:

Under 26 and uninsured?

Menores de 26 y sin aseguranza?

CoveredCalifornia.com (800) 300-1506

www.HealthCare.gov

Medi-Cal  1-866-262-9881 or schedule an intake call with Medi-Cal and/or CalFresh (food) by clicking here

Students with Molina Health Insurance - Click here for important information regarding UCSD Health dropping Molina.

Health Insurance Plans

Kaiser Permanente
800-805-9053
www.kaiserpermanente.org

Blue Cross and Blue Shield
800-694-3258
www.bcbs.com

Aetna
800-694-3258
www.aetna.com

Pacificare
800-503-7126
www.pacificare.com

Health Net California
800-585-1776
www.healthplanscalifornia.com

Patients new to the Student Health Clinic will be asked to complete forms prior to their first appointment and accessed through the following link: 

PyraMed Patient Portal


Privacy Policy:  Privacy of Medical Information

We understand that your medical information is sensitive and personal.  We are committed to protecting your privacy, and will not disclose confidential medical information without your consent unless required to do so by law.  The privacy of your medical information is protected under various federal and state laws, along with ethical guidelines for health care personnel. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of students education records.  Under FERPA, the medical records maintained by the Student Health Clinic are either education records or treatment records.  Both of these records are excluded from coverage under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.  FERPA describes rules that govern the release of these records.  In general, we will ask you to sign a written consent before we disclose any medical information However, FERPA allows us to disclose medical information without your written consent in certain situations such as:

  • For medical treatment and services.
  • For healthcare operations such as Quality Assurance and other administrative activities necessary to provide medical care in the clinic.
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawful subpoena.
  • Lawsuits and disputes involving the college and you or your parents.
  • To avert a serious threat to health or safety, if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health and safety of you or other persons.
  • For public health risks.
  • See FERPA regulations https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/2012-final-regs.pdf for a full list of allowed disclosure without written consent under FERPA.

The California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) is an important state law that also protects the privacy of your medical information.  In some situations, the protections under CMIA are more stringent than the protections under FERPA.

The Student Health Clinic (SHC) also complies with state and federal mandatory reporting requirements for reasons such as disease surveillance, public health activities, abuse or domestic violence, etc.

Whenever the SHC must disclose any medical information, we will always consider the impact of sharing this information, and only disclose the minimum amount necessary for the intended purpose.

Please let us know if you have any concerns regarding the privacy of your medical information, or if you would like more details regarding your privacy rights under FERPA and CMIA.

If you have an accident or injury on campus come to A-180 during regular working hours to get medical care and for help completing your accident report.  Reports can be completed and filed remotely through our office during Covid-19.  Please contact our office for assistance.

The Student Accident Insurance Plan provides coverage for on-campus accidents.  All claims are made through the Student Health Clinc, Room A-180.  Please file a claim with our office as soon as possible afer the accident.  All enrolled students are eligible.  This insurance is secondary insurance; Medi-Cal or private insurance is billed first.

Student Health Center Director

Staff

Debra Carroll, MD, MPH,  College Physician, Medical Director

Deborah Helm, MSN,  Nurse Practitioner

Chartavia Francis, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

Rafaela Tapia Rodriguez, MSN, Registered Nurse

Jacqueline Keich, BSN, Registered Nurse

Murjaz Rivers, Administrative Assistant

Deanna Hicks, Administrative Assistant

To schedule an appointment with the Student Health Clinic call 619-388-3450:

  • Must be currently enrolled.
  • For urgent issues contact your Primary Care Provider, community clinic, urgent care center, or emergency department.

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Covid-19
If you are ill with fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, a new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea, these may be symptoms of COVID-19.  Please call your health care provider or clinic or Emergency Room prior to arrival, whenever possible. This will allow proper screening for testing when appropriate, health care advice, referrals for in-person visits, and instructions for self-isolation or self-quarantine.