General Information

Eligibility

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

Appointments

Appointments may be made by calling (310) 243-3629. 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 SHC 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. 

Please click here to see our full policy on Privacy and Confidentiality of Medical Information.

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. The walk-in patient will be assessed by the triage nurse and a determination will be made as to 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.

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.

Immunizations

CSUDH requires certain immunizations to attend the university. Please review the required immunizations on our Immunizations Page.

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, and 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.