Student Health Services
Reference: Board Policy 5200 Student Health Services; Administrative Procedure 5200 Student Health Services
The Student Health Center on each campus is funded by the Student Health Fee (per Education Code Section 76355), and shall be available upon request to students who are currently registered and have paid the health fee. Incoming students, accepted to academic programs with health requirements as entry prerequisites, may have their health requirements met through the Student Health Centers.
Written practices and protocols for Student Health Center staff and procedures specific to registered nursing and mental health services are maintained in the offices of the Student Health Services Coordinator.
Student health services are not comprehensive and are not structured to address all the health care needs of District students.
Services may include:
• Clinical Care Services
• Health Education
• Mental Health Services
The primary focus of Clinical Care services is assessment, treatment and referral. Services may include: first aid and basic emergency care, immunizations, TB screenings, lab work, and medication associated with acute illness, communicable disease control, and fee-based health appraisals for academic programs requiring medical clearance.
As a secondary function, and to maintain the health of the campus community, the Student Health Centers may offer lab work or immunization for a fee.
Clinical Care Services are not a substitute for a student’s primary medical care. Ongoing treatment will be referred to a student’s own physician. Medical management should be supplemental to the primary treatment plan established by the student’s own physician. If the student does not have a primary care provider, effort is made to connect them with community resources and transfer care.
Health education occurs during both Clinical Care and as outreach activities, and supports the goal of prevention.
The primary focus of Mental Health Services is crisis management and short-term psychological counseling. Mental Health services center on prevention, stabilization, initiation of case management and referral.
No health fee supported services are conducted expressly for student athletes or athletic teams beyond the scope of services provided to the general student population.
No health fee supported services may be used for providing care/services to employees. Services rendered to VCCCD employees for first aid, TB clearance, and required immunizations will be financially supported by the employee or VCCCD.
Special services include student insurance program.
Contact the Student Health Center for lactation accommodations.
Moorpark College: (805) 378-1413
Oxnard College: (805) 678-5832
Ventura College: (805) 289-6346