Student Health Clinic
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency call 911 or go directly to your nearest Emergency Room (ER).
For information and resources on Covid-19 click here.
Please note we are closed between semesters from 5/26/23-6/19/23 and reopen for summer on 6/20/23.
- February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18
- 10 am - 3 pm
- March 22, April 20, May 18, June 21
- 10 am - 4 pm
- Gorton Quad - NEW LOCATION
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)
- Laboratory tests
- Prescribed medications
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)
The Student Health Clinic offers tuberculosis screenings. Walk-ins are welcome.
Free for Students and Faculty/Staff
Quantiferon blood test - lab order
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
- 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
- World Health Organization Covid-19 Vaccine Information
- CDC: Vaccines for COVID-19
- Made to Save - Learn more about the Covid-19 Vaccine
Find Covid Vaccine/Schedule an appointment
- About Covid-19 (San Diego County)
- About Covid-19 (Center for Disease Control)
- About Covid-19 (California Dept of Public Health)
- Coronavirus Disease Screening Tool - Do you think you have it?
- Home Isolation Instructions
- Home Quarantine Guidance
- Ca College Student Emergency Support Fund
- San Diego Covid-19 Community Fund (San Diego Foundation)
- San Diego County Coronavirus Disease Info
- Resources for Online College Students During COVID-19
- Covid-19 Info for Colleges and Universities
- How to Cope with Anxiety About Coronavirus
- Medi Nurse Line for Covid & Insurance Questions
- Live Well @ Home
- Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic 24/7.
On-line Support Groups via Zoom
- 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
- 211 San Diego Health - Food - Housing- And other resources
- CCC Health & Wellness Health infomation & modules especially for the California Community College Student
- PrEP/PEP Resources Resources for covering the cost of PrEP and PEP
- PrEP-AP California PrEP Assistance Program
County Public Health Clinics
- San Diego County Immunization Clinics
- San Diego County Tuberculosis Control Program Clinical Services
- San Diego County HIV/STD Testing and Clinical Services
- County Operated Mental Health Clinics
- Free Dental Care - Clinics providing free dental care.
- 211 San Diego - Free and low cost dental care.
If you cannot afford your prescription(s) - click below for help:
Good Rx - Download the app or click
California Rx Card
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Pfizer Helpful Answers
Free Medicine Program
Community Assistance Program
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:
Menores de 26 y sin aseguranza?
CoveredCalifornia.com (800) 300-1506
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
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Health Net California
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
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
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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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.