Frequently Asked Questions

Appointments are encouraged for medical visits, but walk-ins are welcome. A limited number of same day appointments are available each day. Please call (562) 985-4771 to schedule an appointment.

Licensed nurses are available to answer health questions and we offer an after-hours nurse line

There is no charge for medical appointments. The Student Health Fee of $75 included in your tuition covers these services. Physical examinations, some lab tests, pharmaceuticals and x-ray copies have a low-cost fee. College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE, formerly UCES) students will pay a $15.00 fee per office visit.

We accept debit cards, credit cards, cash, and personal checks.

Unfortunately, Beach Club cards cannot be used here since we are not connected to the 49er Shops system.

We do not take prescriptions from outside providers.

We do not accept health insurance and cannot bill health insurance for services provided. There is no charge for the office visits, and our lab and pharmacy offer tests and prescriptions at discounted prices.

There is no student health insurance offered for domestic students. Only international students must purchase a health insurance plan. If you would like to purchase a health insurance plan, visit the Covered California webpage to see if you qualify for financial assistance under the federal Affordable Care Act ( or call (888) 975-1142).

See the Immunization page for more information.

Yes, we can test students for STIs and HIV in our clinic. Make an appointment to see a medical provider and they can order the lab tests needed. They can also provide visual examinations if you noticed any unusual changes/growths in your genital region. STI and HIV testing is either free or low cost depending on the test and if you qualify for Family PACT.

Family PACT is a California program that provides free reproductive health care for men and women. This includes STI testing and treatment, a variety of birth control options, Well Woman exams, Pap testing, and condoms. In order to receive Family PACT, you must enroll with one of our staff members, which includes checking to see if you qualify. Eligible students include those who are low income, uninsured or insured through their parents' health insurance plan but cannot use due to confidentiality reasons.

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