Students who are enrolled in the current semester or session may seek medical care at the Student Health Center. Please come to the Student Health Center or call 714-432-5808 to schedule 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 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.