Vanguard University Health Center

Message Board

The Health Center will be closed December 19th-January 2nd, 2017. We will reopen January 3rd, 2017 during regular business hours.  If you need immediate assistance, you may call campus safety at 714-966-6799. If you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 immediately.

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

Friday: 10:00-11:45

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.

Our Mission

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!

Health Fee

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.

Health Care Services Provided

  • Diagnosis and treatment of certain common general, acute medical conditions and provision of prescriptions for medication when indicated.
  • Administration of certain 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.
  • Suture Removal when indicated.
  • Basic Triage services as appropriate
  • Administration of basic rehabilitation exercises to decrease swelling and enhance range-of-motion, strength, and proprioception after musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Counsel students on a number of health and wellness topics including nutrition, regular exercise, stress reduction, women’s health, and weight management.
  • Consultation and referral to health professionals, clinics, and facilities covered by the student’s existing medical insurance when necessary.

Services Not Provided

  • Primary Care Services
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Immunizations
  • Treatment for chronic health conditions (i.e., diabetes, asthma, heart conditions)
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Mental Health Services
  • Counseling Services


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!

Patient Privacy Rights
Consent to Treat
Consent to Treat a Minor (for students younger than 18; parents must sign)
Medical History Form

Health Center Educational Links

Accessing Your Health Insurance 101

Alcohol and Energy Drinks: A Deadly Combination

Energy Drinks: Fact or Fiction?

Flu Vaccine Information

Health and Wellness Information

Health Services and Diagnostic Tests Provided

Hot Topics in Health for College Students

Influenza (Flu) Information

Patient Rights and HIPAA

Sexual Assault/Violence on Campus

CDC website information on Meningitis

Adult Immunization Schedule from the CDC

Adolescent to Teen Immunization Schedule from CDC

CDC Vaccination Information Statement

Who should be Vaccinated

Meningitis: Questions and Answers

New Guidelines on Vaccination Against Meningitis Serotype B

Other Meningitis Resource- the National Meningitis Association

“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

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 Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949/764-HOAG (4624)

Kaiser Harbor-MacArthur Medical Offices – Urgent Care Services
3401 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA  92704
1-888-988-2800 (toll free)

Kaiser Medical Hospital for Emergency Services
6640 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618