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.
The undergraduate student health fee covers all office visits and consultations with the Health Center staff. Diagnostic tests and prescription medication are available to the students at an additional cost that is billed directly to the student’s VU account. Click here to Meet the Staff. If the Health Center is closed and you need medical assistance, please contact Campus Safety at extension 6799.

The Health Center is located on the first floor of Laguna Hall.

The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Friday between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Students can set up an appointment (714.619.6471) or can be seen on a walk-in basis

Health Center Resources

In the event of an illness or serious injury, the student will be referred to one of the following sites listed below depending upon their medical insurance plan:

Hoag Health Center – Costa Mesa – Urgent Care Services

1190 Baker Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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

Directions to each of these facilities are posted on the wall outside of the Health Center.  You can also click the link to each facility for more information.

In the event of a life-threatening illness or injury, immediately call 911 and contact Campus Safety at extension 6799.  You can also contact Campus Safety through the communication system on one of the four Code Blue Towers located throughout the campus.  Campus Safety Officers are on-call 24 hours a day.

Treatment for Common Injuries

Proper Care and Management of Blisters
Turf Toe

Heel Bruise

Using Ice to Reduce Pain and Swelling of Sports Injuries

Using Heat to Treat Sports Injuries

Treating New Injuries

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