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California State University, Long Beach
Health Resource Center, Student Health Services
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does CSULB offer student health insurance?

    No, the university does not offer a student plan. You can enroll in a health insurance plan through the Covered California website.

  2. Do you offer vaccines? What types?

    Yes, we offer a variety of vaccines. You must schedule an appointment.

    1. Make an immunization appointment online
    2. More information
  3. How can I get birth control pills in the SHS?

    If this is the first time that you are getting on the pill, we recommend that you attend a one-time only, free workshop called the Sexual Health Awareness Workshop (SHAW). When you come to the class we will schedule your Well Woman appointment for you. The workshop will provide information on the Well Woman Visit, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, breast self examination, birth control methods and safer sex tips. The phone number to call to make an appointment for SHAW is (562) 985-4609. Click here for more information.

    If you have been on birth control pills before, you just need to make an appointment for a family planning Well Woman visit. The phone number is (562) 985-4771.

  4. Where can I buy the morning after pill?

    The Student Health Servicesí pharmacy sells Plan B (also known as the morning after pill, emergency contraceptives). The cost is $23.00. Since Plan B is now an over-the-counter product, you will not need to see a doctor or nurse to get a prescription. Just go up to the pharmacy, pick up the OTC price list, check the box next to Plan B, and give to the pharmacist.

  5. Is there someone I can talk to about birth control, STIs, or HIV?

    Yes, we have several trained health education staff that specialize in birth control/family planning, STIs and HIV. You can stop by during regular business hours or make an appointment.

  6. How much does STI testing cost? Can I get tested for everything?

    We offer STI testing in our clinic and it is relatively inexpensive. Please call (562) 985-4771 for an appointment. There is not one test that covers all STIs. Generally, there is a separate test for each disease. The most common tests are for Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. We can also do testing for other STIs, like Herpes. You can get tested for HIV in our clinic for free. It is a rapid test, which means you get your results back in 20 to 30 minutes. Prices vary for STI testing in our clinic, but are generally low cost. You can enroll in Family PACT (a state-funded program that provides free family planning clinical services) at our clinic and the STI tests will be free or low cost.