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 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.
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.
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. The walk-in patient will be assessed by the triage nurse and determination will be made whether the patient will be worked into the existing schedule or given an appointment to return at a later time. 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.
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.
CSUDH requires certain immunizations to attend the university. Though meningitis vaccination is not required, it is strongly recommended by the CDC for all students living in Housing. Please be advised that there are now two separate meningitis vaccines (one covering strain A,C,Y,W and another covering strain B) since 50% of meningitis disease is currently caused by strain B and 50% by strains A,C,Y,W combined. Additionally, it is advised that students be current on their TdaP immunization (vaccinated within the past 10 years).
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 related to sexually transmitted diseases (STD's), 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.
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.
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.
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 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 JoAnn Aragon-Valdivia, our Health Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
|Our Student Health Center Cost||vs||Standard 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.
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
Student Health Insurance Plan
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.