STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
Merced College Student Health Services and Personal Counseling will be available to enrolled students during the fall 2020 semester, with some changes to our regular processes. Please read the following information regarding how to access the various services available to you on both the Merced and Los Banos Campuses.
Face coverings will be required for any student contact, and social distancing will be observed when possible, as per state guidelines. Directional signage will also be placed at various locations throughout campus.
Please read any informational signage posted on the door prior to entry to Student Health Services.
HEALTH SERVICES-MERCED CAMPUS:
Student Health Services will be available in Merced Monday through Friday, from 8am-4:30pm. We will be working out of the Staff Dining Room this semester, which is located next to the gaming area of the cafeteria on the northeast corner of the Student Union Building. The Staff Dining Room is to be accessed using the exterior door, which is facing towards the Vocational Building. Students will be asked to complete a brief COVID 19 Risk Assessment if prolonged face to face contact is expected. Appointments are strongly encouraged to allow for appropriate spacing of student contacts; however, walk-ins will be accommodated.
HEALTH SERVICES-LOS BANOS CAMPUS:
The Student Health Services nurse will be on campus and Student Health Services will be available in Los Banos on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 1pm-5pm, in Building B-Room 138. Students will be asked to complete a brief COVID 19 Risk Assessment if prolonged face to face contact is expected. Appointments are strongly encouraged to allow for appropriate spacing of student contacts; however, walk-ins will be accommodated. Additionally, the nurse will be available by phone on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-2:30pm; please feel free to reach out during this time if arrangements need to be made for an onsite appointment and we will do our best to accommodate you. (NOTE: the phone will be answered Monday through Friday between 8am-4:30 pm by staff on the Merced Campus, so you may reach out to them with any questions or to schedule an appointment as well).
PERSONAL COUNSELING-MERCED AND LOS BANOS CAMPUS
Personal Counseling will be provided during the fall 2020 semester via tele-heath. Please contact the Student Health Services via phone or chat to schedule a personal counseling appointment or to obtain information regarding resources available in the community.
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES AND PERSONAL COUNSELING MAY BE CONTACTED VIA THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
Phone: (209) 384-6045
Live Chat Function (located on the bottom of the SHS webpages)
Email @ email@example.com
In an effort to maintain communication with our students at this time, we are using alternative methods of technology. We will do our best to maintain your confidentiality, but please do not communicate sensitive personal health information via email or chat function. We will follow-up with a phone call to get detailed information.
If you need immediate medical attention, please call your healthcare provider or emergency room for direction. If you have a medical or psychological EMERGENCY, dial 911.
Events in our community are changing at a rapid pace, and processes are subject to change and evolve as we move forward. We will do our best to keep you up to date regarding any changes in a timely manner-we appreciate your patience during this time. Be well!
If you have an urgent mental health matter, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text "courage" to 741741, or call 911.
To provide students with services, education, and resources
necessary to make responsible, informed choices regarding
their physical and mental health and well-being.
Goals of Student Health Services
- To provide students with basic health and wellness services
- To help students develop a responsibility for their own health
- To increase student awareness of community health care providers
- To offer resource information regarding health interests and concerns
Services Available Include:
- Health Education and Information
- Low-Cost Clinic and Community Resource Information
- Over the Counter Medications
- Pregnancy Testing
- Personal Counseling
- First Aid
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Accident/Injury Insurance (this is a secondary policy for student injuries occurring on campus, at campus sponsored events, or Merced College classes held off-campus. Students must report injuries which occur during class or Merced College sponsored activities to their instructor or supervising entity; other campus related injuries are to be reported to Campus Police or Student Health Services. An Incident Report Form is to be completed when injury is reported).