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Any staff or student who is facing a life-threatening emergency should dial 911 (or 9-911 if a campus phone) and give the nature of the emergency, the location on campus, and stay in contact with the emergency operator and the injured person until help arrives. Anyone assisting with an emergency or injured person should also dial Campus Public Safety at ext. 6799, or (714) 966-6799, to alert them to an emergency and the activation of Emergency Medical Services.

Location

The Health Center is located on the first floor of the Smith Hall Building in the Health and Wellness Center, along with the Counseling Center.

Hours

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 respond to your request within 24 hours.

If the Health Center is closed and you do not have an emergency but need to see a health care provider, proceed to your nearest health care facility as available through your insurance.

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

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

Forms

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.

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.

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.

Hours

The Health Center is open during the regular semester period. Please make an appointment during the following hours:

Monday- Thursday:
10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.