Student Health Center NewsRead this b4 posting
September 20, 2007
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The Student Health Center is entering its 16th year serving students and staff. Its services keep expanding to meet the needs of today’s students.
The Center is staffed by two public health nurses, one health assistant, and one student worker who strive to offer comprehensive health care to promote health and wellness.
It provides first aid and response to campus emergencies and treats minor, acute illnesses as well as provides support monitoring and managing chronic illnesses.
Pregnancy testing, counseling and birth control information is available and it distributes condoms for both males and females. It can also test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and provide information and counseling on either. Furthermore, it is a confidential test site for HIV testing and does testing weekly for free.
Hearing and vision screenings, blood pressure measurements, height and weight, blood glucose testing, hemoglobin testing and strep testing can be performed and it has adult vaccines including Influenza and Tuberculin skin tests.
Information, brochures and referrals on various health related topics and counseling on nutrition, smoking, communicable diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and other health issues is available as well as a rest area for ill students. It also supports breast feeding women.
Nurses visit the Vacaville and Vallejo campuses and participate in numerous health-related events such as World AIDS Day, blood drives, Dr. Ssex safe sex clinics, breast cancer, Alcohol Awareness Day, Depression Screening and the Great American Smoke-Out.
The Center is located in the 1400 building in room 1407 which is down the hall from the Student ID station. It is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.