Resources

The Student Health Clinic is your first stop to larn about the wide range of community resources.

 

Health Insurance

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:


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

 

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

 

Birth Control & Emergency Contraception

The Student Health Clinic offers free counseling, written information, and referrals for all types of birth control methods. Providers at the clinic can write prescriptions for birth control pills.

Emergency Contraception ("Plan B") is available at the Student Health Clinic for a small fee, and at any pharmacy without a prescription. It is taken to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex (or in the event of a slipped or broken condom). Plan B is most effective within 24 hours, but can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

 

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

The Student Health Clinic offers pregnancy testing and referrals for pre-natal care (health care during pregnancy) or other services.

Urine pregnancy tests are $2.00 and are accurate as early as 2-3 days before your next expected period.  Ideally, first morning urine is preferred for testing.

  

Women's Health-Pap Testing

Q: What is a Pap test?

A: A test for cervical cancer

 

Q: What causes cervical cancer?

A: Human papilloma virus (HPV)

  • Sexually transmitted
  • Causes genital warts
  • Preventable with vaccination and wearing condoms during sex

 

A Pap test is recommended for all women between the ages of 21 and 65 years old, annually. You should discuss specific recommendations with your provider but for most women Pap test screening is recommended every 3 years. 

The Student Health Center offers Pap tests to students for $65.00. This fee also includes chlamydia and gonorrhea testing at no additional charge. The above resources may cost you less, depending on your insurance.

 

Please visit the following web site for more information:

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

 

Prescription Assistance

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

 

Good Rx
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

 

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, please call or click on one of the numbers/sites below:

1-888-724-7240 | Access and Crisis Line for San Diego County
https://www.optumsandiego.com/content/sandiego/en/access---crisis-line.html

 

1-800-273-8255 | National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

City College Mental Health Counseling Center

 

Tuberculosis Screening

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

By Questionnaire - Free for Students and Faculty/Staff

 

Skin Testing

$8 Students

$12 Faculty/Staff

 

Hours for TB test administration:

Because the TB skin test is given and then read 48 hours later, the test cannot be done on a Thursday.

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.