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Welcome to the OCC Student Health Center

The Student Health Center has suspended in person visits due to COVID-19. 

Medical and Mental Health professionals are available to support you remotely by phone and video conferencing. Please see our program contact information below.

OCC Mental Health: 


OCC Nurse Advice Line:


Leave a message during regular office hours.

The nurse will call you back, ask you some questions to help determine your health care needs and give you information to help you decide what to do next.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

  • Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA)

    • Health Referral Line: (800) 564-8448  Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm

    • COVID-19 Hotline: (714) 834-2000 for more information and resources. 

    • Please view OCHCA COVID-19 - What You Should Know.

  • OCC International Students with Aetna Insurance can call the 24-Hour Health Line at (800) 556-1555 or online appointments are available through Teladoc for $40 or less.  Please view Teladoc.

  • St. Joseph/Hoag Nurse Advice Line: (800) 809-3555

What to Do If You Have Been Exposed to a Person with COVID-19

If you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, it may take up to 14 days to know if you will get sick. It is important that you follow specific quarantine or isolation instructions from your healthcare provider or health department. Check your health two times each day for 14 days after an exposure to someone who is ill. Follow the steps below to check and record your health status:

  1. Do health checks every morning and every night:
    • Take your temperature and/or that of impacted family members.
    • In addition to fever, be alert for any other symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, sore throat, muscle or body aches, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Write your temperature and any symptoms in the log included in the CDC Temperature Log.
    • Write family members' temperatures and symptoms in their own logs.
    • Please view CDC - COVID-19 Temperature Log.
  2. If your health department asks you to report your temperature and any symptoms, follow their instructions
  3. Stay home until 14 days after your last exposure: 
    • If possible, separate yourself from other household members that were not exposed especially those at higher-risk from getting very sick from COVID-19  
  4. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms such as fever (fever is 100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, body aches, sore throat, etc.:
    • Call your doctor or local Health Department, Orange County Health Care Agency at 800-564-8448 for testing recommendations.  Remind them that you are self-monitoring. 

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
*This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. 

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19. 

Are you experiencing symptoms of COVID-19? Call your doctor.

Emergency Clinics

(Call to confirm hours and insurance accepted)

Memorial Care Medical Group

17762 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach

(877) 696-3622

Monday through Friday from 9 am to 9 pm; 

Weekends 9 am to 5 pm 

*accepts Aetna for OCC International Students


Costa Mesa Medical Clinic
745 W. 19th Street, Suite F, Costa Mesa
(949) 574-0210
Monday through Friday 8 am to 7pm; 

Weekends 8 am to 1 pm 

*low cost

Marque Urgent Care

2075 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach

(949) 760-9222; COVID-19 Hotline: (949) 617-3995

Monday through Sunday 8 am to 4 pm

*accepts Aetna for OCC International Students

MedPost Urgent Care
3195 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 
(714) 263-0227
Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm; 

Saturday 9 am to 5 pm


Xpress Urgent Care

131 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa

(949) 548-8400

Monday through Sunday 8 am to 8 pm

*accepts Aetna for OCC International Students


Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 764-4624


Fountain Valley Regional Hospital

17100 Euclid Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 966-7200

Orange Coast Medical Center

18111 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 378-7000

Viral Respiratory Illness Prevention

Prevention is the best strategy to reduce your risk of viral infection.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or people outside of your home - keep at least a 6-foot distance. Remember that some people without symptoms can spread the virus. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

  • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces such as counters, tables, keyboards, and doorknobs.

  • Avoid sharing drinks, eating utensils, sports equipment, towels and bedding.

  • Keep healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking water, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.

  • Obtain a preventative vaccine such as the flu shot if available.


Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Frequently wash your hands to prevent spreading germs such as viruses and bacteria

  • Before and after
    • preparing food
    • eating food
    • treating a cut or wound
    • caring for someone who is ill
  • After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose
    • returning from a public place
    • using the toilet, helping someone else toilet, changing diapers
    • handling animal food or waste
    • touching garbage


For more information: Call 1-800-CDC-INFO or view  CDC - How to Protect Yourself & Others.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to strengthen student learning, retention and success by supporting the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of students through accessible, high quality health services and programs. 

Vision Statement 

Recognizing that wellness is essential to academic success, Student Health Services strives to provide optimum, short-term episodic and emergency medical and mental health services to the college community in a confidential, inclusive environment and with sensitivity to cultural differences and individual needs. Efforts will include health education, community collaboration and strengthening community partnerships.

Accessing Student Health Services

The Orange Coast College Student Health Center offers nursing, medical, and mental health services to students who are enrolled in the current academic semester or session. Students who withdraw from all of their classes in any given semester are no longer eligible for Health Center services in that semester. The student health fee covers most health services including assessments by our medical and mental health providers.

Students are seen on an appointment basis and emergencies are triaged as necessary. Students with

medical concerns can book an appointment with a Registered Nurse who will complete an assessment and determine a plan of care. Those seeking mental health services can book an appointment with a mental health provider. Appointments for both medical and mental health services are made by calling (714) 432-5808. The Student Health Center is closed on weekends, college holidays, and during semester breaks.

Student Health Fees

All students are required to pay the state-mandated health fee, except students who are members of a religious group relying solely on prayer for healing (requires pastoral documentation), students enrolled in courses of less than 2 weeks duration, and students enrolled in apprenticeships only. The health fee is $21 per semester and $16 per summer session. The January intersession is included in the Spring semester for purposes of health fee payment. Consultations with the Health Center Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, and Mental Health Therapists are at no cost to students. Medications,  laboratory services, and physical exams are available at discounted rates for OCC students. 

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OCC Mental Health Services

To reach the Mental Health Services team, please leave a voicemail or text message at (714) 432-6858.

Mental Health Resources

OCC Health Services

To reach the Medical Health Services team, please leave a voicemail or text message at (714) 714-7705 on our OCC Nurse Advice Line.


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