The Student Health Clinic is your first stop to larn about the wide range of community resources.
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:
Health Insurance Plans
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Health Net California
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
If you cannot afford your prescription(s) - click below for help:
California Rx Card
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Pfizer Helpful Answers
Free Medicine Program
Community Assistance Program
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
1-800-273-8255 | National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Student Health Clinic offers tuberculosis screenings. Walk-ins are welcome.
By Questionnaire - Free for Students and 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.