General Medical: 714-432-5808
**NEW** Please note that the Student Health Center now is operating on an appointment basis, NOT a "Walk-In" basis.
Students who are enrolled in the current semester or session may
seek medical care at the Student Health Center. Call the above phone
number for an appointment. A registered nurse will assess the condition
or problem, and will either make an appointment for the student to see a
College Health Physician or make a referral for an appropriate health
care resource in our local community.
The OCC Student Health
Center is able to provide basic first aid, medical consultations, and
management of acute illnesses. The Health Center offers some wellness
services, such as contraception, screening and treatment for sexually
transmitted infections, nutrition consultations, health teaching,
physicals for entry into the Allied Health programs, and skin testing
for tuberculosis. The Health Center does not provide medical management
of serious chronic health conditions that require daily medication (such
as diabetes, cardiac conditions, hypertension, etc.) The College
Health Nurses can help students find primary care resources in our local
community that provide management of chronic medical conditions.
All medical records are confidential.
We offer a comprehensive Women's Health and Family Planning Program
to OCC students, including gynecologic examinations, pap smears,
clinical breast exams, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing,
lesbian health issues, contraceptives, pregnancy tests, and referrals to
other health professionals if necessary.
The Student Health Center employs experienced female College Health
Physicians and a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner to perform these
services. The College Health Nurses provide the paperwork and make
appointments for Women's Health services.
Men’s Health care is provided to OCC students, including sexually
transmitted infection testing, birth control and safe sex practices
(condoms), physical exams, testicular cancer screenings (testicular
exam), prostate cancer screening, and gay health issues.
Students requesting all immunizations, such as Measles, Mumps,
Rubella (MMR) vaccines will be referred to a local health department or
medical facility. The Orange
County Health Care Agency provides flu vaccine annually during the fall
semester. The vaccine is provided to Orange Coast College students by
the Student Health Center at no cost as long as supplies last. There is
no general immunization requirement to attend OCC; however, various
academic programs require proof of immunization status. The Student
Health Center nursing staff is available to consult with students
regarding immunization requirements for OCC programs. Students
requesting all immunizations, such as Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR),
will be referred to a local health department or medical facility.
The Student Health Center offers some simple "point-of-care" lab
tests, including urinalysis, pregnancy testing, and rapid Strep A.
These tests are performed in the health center and the student is
charged a very small fee to cover the Health Center's cost. The student
pays only the cost of the lab test with no "mark-up." This represents a
significant discount to our students. All students receiving
laboratory services from LabCorp must pay the Student Health Center
before going in for the lab test. The Health Center will not bill
students or their insurance.