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Welcome to the OCC Student Health Center

The Student Health Center has suspended in person contact due to COVID-19. Medical and Mental Health professionals are available to support you remotely by email, phone and video conferencing. Please see our program contact information below.

*NEW* OCC Nurse Advice Line:


Leave a message Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. 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

  • OC Residents can text OCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive updates and resources related to COVID-19

  • Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) Health Referral Line: 1-800-564-8448 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-426-6411 for more information and resources. Please view OCHCA COVID-19 - What You Should Know.

  • Check your health insurance and insurance card for a Nurse Advice Line. OCC International Students with Aetna Insurance can call the 24-hour Health Line at  1-800-556-1555
  • St. Joseph/Hoag Nurse Advice Line: 1-800-809-3555

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

If You Feel Sick

CDC COVID-19 Symptom Checker

If you are sick or suspect you are sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to keep yourself and others healthy:

  1. Stay home except to get medical care. Avoid using public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis.
  2. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. Stay in a specific room away from others and use a separate bathroom.
  3. Wear a facemask if you need to be around others.
  4. Get rest and stay hydrated.
  5. Monitor your symptoms and if symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.
  6. Call ahead before visiting your healthcare provider and tell them you have or may have COVID-19.
  7. Call 911 for medical emergencies and inform the dispatch personnel you have or may have COVID-19.
  8. Clean your hands often with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  9. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
  10. Avoid sharing personal household items such as dishes, towels, and bedding.
  11. Clean all 'high-touch' surfaces such as countertops, tabletops, and doorknobs daily using cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.

Checking and Reporting Your Health

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 isolation instructions from your healthcare provider or health department quarantine guidelines. 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, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
    • 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.
  2. If your health department asks you to report your temperature and any symptoms, follow their instructions.
  3. If you have fever (fever is 100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or trouble breathing:
    • Do not go out in public.
    • Call your doctor or local Health Department, Orange County Health Care agency at 800-564-8448. Remind them that you are self-monitoring.
    • If you can't reach your health department, seek medical advice – call ahead before you go to a doctor's office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel, your symptoms, and guidance received from the health department.
    • Avoid contact with others.
    • Do not travel while sick.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*accepts Aetna for OCC International Students


Costa Mesa Medical Clinic
745 W. 19th Street, Suite F, Costa Mesa
(949) 574-0210
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

*low cost

MedPost Urgent Care
3195 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa
(714) 786-1382
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marque Urgent Care

2075 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach

(949) 760-9222

Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*accepts Aetna for OCC International Students

Sand Canyon Urgent Care Medical Center
15775 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 100, Irvine 
(949) 417-0272
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; 

Saturday 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

*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 and people outside of your home - keep at least a 6-foot distance. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

  • No handshaking! Wave from a safe distance.

  • 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

Handwashing steps:

  • Wet hands with clean, running water, turn off the water and apply soap.

  • Lather the palms, backs of your hands, between fingers and under your nails for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse well under clean running water and dry your hands.

For more information: Call 1-800-CDC-INFO or view Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

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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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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