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Student Health Services

The Student Health Center is staffed by a group of health care professionals who are dedicated to your wellness. Physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and clinical assistants provide basic outpatient services for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and subacute illnesses and injuries. For medical and surgical problems which are beyond the scope of the Student Health Services, students are provided with referrals to local community health facilities.

  1. General Information
  2. Specialty Care
  3. Support Services
  4. Student Health Fees
  5. Supplemental Health Insurance
  6. Response to Services

General Information

Eligibility

All students currently enrolled at CSUDH are eligible for services upon proof of enrollment. FirstAid and referrals are available to all faculty, staff, and visitors at no cost.

Appointments

Appointments may be made in person at the Student Health Center (SHC) or by telephone. A limited number of same day appointments may be available. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call to cancel as soon as possible. Students can sometimes be seen on a walk-in basis, but a wait may be required.

Your First Visit

Please visit our Forms page to find the forms that you'll need to complete and bring with you to your first visit.

Confidentiality

Your SHS medical record is confidential. Information will not be released to anyone without your written consent, including parents, spouse, friends and/or university personnel, except in those few circumstances where the law requires disclosure of confidential information. Also, cases of communicable diseases must be reported to the Department of Public Health.

Urgent Care

Students with acute minor illnesses or injuries, which require urgent medical attention, may be seen at the Health Center without an appointment. The walk-in policy is first come, first served,except when your condition takes precedence. If you have more than one medical complaint, the provider may elect to deal with the most urgent and ask you to schedule an appointment to allow more time for handling your other medical needs.

Preventive Care

The Student Health Center recognizes that preventable medical problems account for a majority of illnesses throughout the United States. Healthy choices can be promoted and reinforced. We offer "routine" physical exams, immunizations, medical consultations and a variety of screening tests to identify preventable diseases and conditions.

Men's Health Care

This service is established to care for male-related problems. We provide exams, consultations,and referrals for specific conditions. Our focus is to educate men concerning such issues assexually transmitted diseases, contraception, testicular and prostate cancer.

Women's Health Care

We provide a broad range of women's health services. They include: annual gynecological exams, Pap smears, birth control, pregnancy testing, screening and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and other gynecological problems. "Annual" exams are available by appointment.

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Specialty Care

The Health Center has a Specialty Care Clinic available for Orthopedics. Appointments can be made without a referral from a Student Health Services provider; walk-ins will be seen upon availability There may be fees for certain diagnostic tests which must be prepaid.

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Support Services

Pharmacy Services

Our pharmacy is licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy and is operated by a registered pharmacist. Prescriptions written by both SHS and outside physicians can be filled, often at a much lower price than that charged by outside pharmacies. Over-the-counter medications are also available at reduced prices.

Laboratory Services

Our nationally accredited laboratory is equipped to perform basic laboratory work (i.e. blood count, urinalysis, etc.). Complex laboratory services are sent out to a reference lab for a nominal fee.

Health Education

Health Education promotes health and wellness through education and outreach programs on various topics. Presentations for clubs, organizations, and classes are available upon request. If you have any questions, please Nari Durst, our Health Educator, at ndarst@csudh.edu

Radiology Services

A radiological technologist provides basic diagnostic x-rays at no cost when requested by a medical provider. All x-rays are reviewed by a Board Certified Radiologist. If you need a copy of your x-ray, there is a $5.00 service charge/each film.

Medical Records/Reception

The medical records and reception staff support a variety of areas including: appointments, walk-ins, medical records management, phone requests and general coordination of SHS functions. We wish to extend our warmest welcome to all students utilizing our services.

After Hours Care

There are no After Hours Care or On-Call services at CSUDH Student Health Services. Students who require after hours care should seek their private physician/health plan or a local emergency room/ urgent care center.

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Student Health Fees

Students at CSUDH pay a mandatory student health fee each semester which covers the cost of most of our services. These fees provide you health care services that would otherwise cost considerably more. Take a look at the chart below for a comparison between CSUDH Student Health Center Fees and the standard cost you'd pay at a local urgent care center.

Comparison Chart

 Our Student Health Center Cost vsStandard Urgent Care Center Cost 
 Student Health Fee - $75.00  Student Health Fee - $0
 Office visit per semester - $0  Office Fee, initial - $125
 CBC (Blood count) - $0  CBC (Blood count) - $15
 Chest X-ray - $0  Chest X-ray - $75
 Urinalysis - $0  Urinalysis - $15
 TB Test - $0  TB Test - $20
 Throat Culture - $0  Throat Culture - $25
 Decongestant - $2  Decongestant - $10
 Antibiotic - $4  Antibiotic - $15
 Total (Including SHC Fee) - $81.00  Total (No SHC Fee) - $300.00

Note: There is a fee for some services, such as pharmacy, outside laboratory tests, and selected immunizations. These fees must be paid in full prior to receiving services. The SHS staff should explain all extra fees to your satisfaction.

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Supplemental Health Insurance

Health insurance is recommended for all students but is not required to use the Student Health Services. A supplemental plan written specifically for CSUDH students is available through Associated Students, Inc (ASI). For more information, contact the ASI Office or visit the CSU Healthlink website below:

Health Insurance Information

Associated Students, Inc.

Student Health Insurance Information

(310) 243-3686

CSU Healthlink

Student Health Insurance Plan

(800) 853-5899

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Response to Services

If you are satisfied or dissatisfied with any aspect of the Student Health Services, we want to know. You may provide your comments or recommendations via the Suggestion Boxes located throughout the Student Health Center. Remember, this is your Health Center and our goal is to meet your needs. 

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