Vanguard University Health Center
Laboratory services including diagnostic testing for strep throat ($10.00), mononucleosis, urine pregnancy tests, and urinary tract infections ($10.00). We now offer TB testing for $20.00. All consultations are free of charge and included in your semester health fee.
The Health Center is open during the regular semester period. Please make an appointment during the following hours:
Monday- Thursday: 10:00-3:15
Please click Here if you want to make an Online Appointment Request
In a medical emergency, please call 911 and then Campus Safety at extension 6799.
If the Health Center is closed and you need medical assistance, please contact Campus Safety at extension 6799.
The mission of the Health Center is to provide quality health and wellness care as a supplement to the student’s existing health care plan for acute illnesses and injuries in a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment.
Health Center Information
The Health Center is located on the 2nd Floor of Scott next to Disability Services.
The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 10:00-3:15 and Friday 10:00-11:45. Students can set up an appointment by calling the Health Center at 714-619-6471 or walk-in. You may also fill out an Appointment Request Form online and a Health Center staff member will answer your request within 1 hour.
If you are having a medical or psychiatric emergency, dial 911 immediately and then Campus Safety at 714-966-6799.
If there are no appointments available or the Health Center is closed and you do not have an emergency but need to see a health care provider, please go to your doctor or an urgent care of your choice and check with your health insurance carrier. You may also call the Health Center if you have any questions or concerns. Thank You!
Students do not need to have medical insurance to visit the campus Health Center. The undergraduate student $35.00 health fee covers all office visits and consultations with the Health Center staff for the semester. Diagnostic tests are available to the students at an additional cost that is billed directly to the student’s VU account.
• Diagnosis and treatment of common general medical conditions and provision of prescriptions for medication when indicated.
• Administration of diagnostic tests including quick strep tests, urinalysis tests, influenza tests, and TB tests.
• Administration of flu vaccinations
• Diagnosis and treatment of common acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries including sprains, strains, muscle spasms, contusions, tendinitis, and bursitis.
• Administration of appropriate care for open and closed wounds and referral when necessary.
• Administration of basic rehabilitation exercises to decrease swelling and enhance range-of-motion, strength, and proprioception after musculoskeletal injuries.
• Counsel of students on a number of health and wellness topics including nutrition, regular exercise, stress reduction, women’s health, and weight management.
• Consultation and referral for a number of allied health professionals and facilities covered by the student’s existing medical insurance.
Services Not Provided
• Diagnostic imaging
• Treatment for chronic health conditions (i.e., diabetes, asthma, heart conditions)
Please fill out these forms and print them off prior to coming to your appointment in the Health Center. This will decrease wait time and make sure you are seen in a timely manner. Make sure you sign and date the forms as necessary. If you are a minor (under age 18), a parent or guardian must fill out and sign the Consent to Treat a Minor Form before you can be treated in the Health Center. Thank You!
Health Center Educational Links
“Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines (MenB) Eligible groups:
Children aged 10 through 18 years at increased risk for meningococcal disease attributable to serogroup B, including:
o Children who have persistent complement component deficiencies (including inherited or chronic deficiencies in C3, C5-C9, properdin, factor H, or factor D or taking eculizumab [Soliris®])
o Children who have anatomic or functional asplenia, including sickle cell disease
o Children identified to be at increased risk because of a meningococcal disease outbreak attributable to serogroup B
• Children aged 16 through18 years without high risk conditions may also be vaccinated.” (ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES VACCINES FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM VACCINES TO PREVENT MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE)
I suggest parents with college students in this age group discuss this with their primary care physician before coming to live on campus to determine their best plan of care.
Local Emergency and/or Urgent Care Facilities
Directions to each of these facilities are posted on the wall outside of the Health Center. You can also click on each location for more information.
Hoag Health Center – Costa Mesa – Urgent Care Services
1190 Baker Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626