Mar 20, 2023  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Health Center

Student Health Center

Student Health Center (between Library and Rachel Carson Hall)
(707) 664-2921

Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc.

Sonoma State University maintains a nationally accredited, on-campus Student Health Center (SHC) that provides outpatient primary medical care as well as health education, public health, and disease prevention services for regularly enrolled SSU students. The Student Health Center is located along West Redwood Circle, between the Schultz Library/Information Center and Rachel Carson Hall, and East of the Zinfandel village area of the residence halls.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-Th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, excluding campus closures and holidays.

Staffing: The Student Health Center’s licensed professional staff includes board certified physicians, nurses, pharmacist, clinical lab scientist, and X-ray technologist.

Services: The SHC provides quality outpatient medical care for standard illnesses, injuries, and basic acute mental health concerns. Pharmacy, lab, x-ray, travel and athletic medicine, and preventative medical services such as immunizations, Pap smears, contraception, and health education are also provided. While interim and transitional care are offered for medical stabilization, support and continuity of care purposes, long term comprehensive care for chronic complex conditions that require hospitalization or 24/7 continuing treatment by a specialist, are beyond the scope, staffing, or hours of operation of the Student Health Center.

SHC basic medical visits, health education, and public health services are available at no additional charge to regularly enrolled SSU students who have paid the mandatory per semester student health fees. Nominal user fees are charged for pre-employment and pre-participation physicals and for summer services. Discounted user fees are also in place to cover the acquisition cost of medications, vaccines, specialized diagnostic tests, and certain other medical supplies as well as augmented services.

Regularly enrolled SSU students who have paid the per semester mandatory campus health fees along with other SSU campus registration fees may receive basic medical visit services at Sonoma State University as well as other California State University Student Health Centers without additional charge during their regular academic year enrollment. Health insurance is not required to use the Student Health Center. However, personal health insurance is recommended, because students are financially responsible for medical services they receive outside the SHC and from off campus entities.

Confidentiality: SHC medical records and related individually identifiable health information are confidential and are held in a manner consistent with state and federal law as well as national accreditation standards. Parents, family members, University personnel, and other individuals who are not the healthcare providers and SHC support staff directly involved in the student’s medical care do not have access to SHC medical information without the patient’s consent.

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC): Opportunities for student involvement and advocacy relevant to campus health issues are available through SHAC and health promotion projects. Learn about SHAC and how to become involved. Those interested in serving on SHAC are encouraged to contact the Student Health Center. Those interested in health promotion projects should contact the SHC Health Promotion Specialist.