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Student Health Services

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Student Health Services (SHS) at El Camino College is committed to providing excellent, comprehensive outpatient clinical care to promote and maintain the health and well-being of our students. We achieve this through a multi-disciplinary team approach comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, clinical psychologists, a licensed chiropractor and office support staff.

 

 

We're Here For You

Student Health Services (SHS) strives to engage, educate and empower El Camino College students in healthy behaviors through developing, implementing and supporting a wide range of wellness activities based on solid research and best practices. 

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Available Services

We encourage the creation of a culture of wellness that promotes and supports healthy lifestyle practices across the El Camino College community. Currently enrolled students can access the following services:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations
  • FREE Flu Shots (Drop-In Anytime)
  • Physical exams
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings
  • Treatment for common illnesses and infections
  • Low-cost/FREE medications
  • Lab work
  • Telehealth services
  • Psychological services
  • Wellness workshops

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a physical or mental health emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately or visit your nearest emergency room.

Student Health Services is closed on weekends, holidays, and school breaks and there are no night/weekend services. View Crisis Resources for more information.

 

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Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Update

Vaccinations remain the best defense against severe COVID-19 illness and hospitalization.

The new Pfizer and Moderna boosters that target the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron were approved last week by both the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC. The new booster vaccines are also referred to as “updated boosters” or “bivalent boosters.”

An updated booster is recommended for everyone ages 12 and older at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose (either the final primary series dose or the last booster). This is regardless of how many boosters or which type of vaccine(s) you got in the past.

Student Health Services is administering Bivalent Pfizer (ONLY) Booster shots starting Wednesday, September 14th, 2022.

Faculty and staff must call the Student Health Center (310.660.3643) to make an appointment (**NO Drop-In Hours**), and students may call or make an appointment online 24/7 in their Patient Portal. Vaccinations/boosters will be administered only to ECC employees and ECC students at this time.

Residents and workers in LA County can now receive the updated bivalent booster at more than 900 sites across the county. To find another location for the new booster, go to VaccinateLACounty.com


Visit Getting Vaccines or the Library's COVID-19 Vaccines Guide for more information.

View General COVID-19 Information (COVID-19 Webinar and Resources)

For the most up-to-date information about the status of El Camino College (ECC Vaccine Mandate, Medical and Religious Exemption Forms, ECC FAQs), view the El Camino College COVID-19 webpage.

 

 

Updated: September 23, 2022

Monkeypox Vaccinations Available NOW at the Student Health Center by Appointment Only! 

(310) 660-3643

 

Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/monkeypox/

August 26, 2022

Public Health Monkeypox Vaccination PODs Now Accepting Walk Ups

Effective today, eligible residents can walk up to receive the monkeypox vaccine at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) monkeypox vaccination points of dispensing (PODs). Vaccine doses will be provided, while supplies last, to any eligible residents who provide an identification (ID) and attest to their eligibility.

Because doses are limited, residents who wish to ensure they receive the vaccine can book an appointment at clinical provider sites by visiting MyTurn.ca.gov.

The following high-risk groups are eligible for Monkeypox vaccine:

  • Gay or bisexual men and transgender people who had:
  • Multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days OR
  • Skin-to-skin or intimate contact (e.g., kissing, hugging) with persons at large venues or events in the past 14 days.
  • Persons of any gender or sexual orientation who engaged in commercial and/or transactional sex in the past 14 days (e.g., sex in exchange for money, shelter, food, and other goods or needs)

Note: If you are immunocompromised (including if you have advanced or uncontrolled HIV), you may be at high risk for severe disease and will be prioritized for vaccination.

Residents who met the prior eligibility criteria are still eligible for vaccination (i.e., you are a gay or bisexual man or a transgender person and you had gonorrhea or early syphilis in the past 12 months; or you are on HIV PrEP; or you had anonymous sex or sex with multiple partners within the past 21 days in a commercial sex venue or other venue).

Residents receiving their first dose will need to bring an ID. Residents receiving their second dose will need to also bring their vaccination record.

Currently, a consent form is required for all minors aged 6 months through 17 at each visit. Youth 16 and 17 years of age should be accompanied by their parent. or legal guardian if possible. If this is not possible, they must bring a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Children ages 6 months through 15 years must be accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, or a responsible adult. If the child is accompanied by a responsible adult, the consent form must name the responsible person and be signed by the parent or legal guardian.

For more information, please visit: ph.lacounty.gov/monkeypox.

Updated: August 12, 2022

 

The federal supply of monkeypox vaccine remains limited. The Public Health priority is to administer a first dose of vaccine to as many people who are at higher risk for monkeypox exposure as possible. When the vaccine supply improves, Public Health will make second doses available.

Eligibility Criteria:

Monkeypox vaccine is available to gay or bisexual men and transgender persons 18 years of age and older who:

Had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days including engaging in survival and/or transactional sex (e.g., sex in exchange for shelter, food and other goods and needs)

Note: If you are immunocompromised (including if you have advanced or uncontrolled HIV), you may be at high risk for severe disease and will be prioritized for vaccination.

If you met the prior eligibility criteria you are still eligible for vaccination (i.e., you are a gay or bisexual man or a transgender person and you had gonorrhea or early syphilis in the past 12 months; or you are on HIV PrEP; or you had anonymous sex or sex with multiple partners within the past 21 days in a commercial sex venue or other venue).

Due to the limited number of vaccines, the pre-registration link for monkeypox vaccine has reached capacity and is currently paused. Please subscribe to Los Angeles County Department of Public Health monkeypox newsletter on our monkeypox website to be notified when pre-registration may reopen. Those already registered will receive a text message from Public Health inviting them to be vaccinated over the next 1-2 days. Please do not call or show up at monkeypox vaccination clinics or public walk-up sites without a personal text message invitation from Public Health as this is required proof of verification.

 

What is monkeypox and how does it spread?

Monkeypox, a disease caused by infection with monkeypox virus, is a rare disease and does not naturally occur naturally in the US.

Monkeypox can spread when a person has close contact with a person infected with monkeypox virus or when a person comes in contact with materials (e.g., bedding, towels) that are contaminated with the virus. The monkeypox virus can also spread from animals to people.

Early signs may include fever, muscle aches, headache, swollen lymph nodes, exhaustion, and sometimes cough or sore throat. A rash may develop often beginning on the face and spreads to other parts of the body, including the hands, feet, eyes, mouth and/or genitals. Rashes may vary in severity between people and change in appearance through infection. Symptom onset ranges from 5-21 days and infections can last two to four weeks.

There is a vaccine that can prevent monkeypox and can be used, under certain circumstances, for the protection of people who are at high risk of exposure to this disease.

For more information, please call Student Health Services at 310-660-3643.

For Monkeypox Information and Vaccination Sign-Up, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/monkeypox/. If you do not have access to internet or need assistance with registration, call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Call Center at 833-540-0473.

 

The Student Health Fee of $22 per fall and spring semesters and $18 per summer session covers most services at ECC's Student Health Services, with no need for insurance or a co-pay.

Student Health Services is solely supported by the student health fee.


For additional Information visit the Health Services Fee section of the Tuition and Fees webpage. 

 

Monday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Student Health Services is closed on weekends, holidays, and school breaks, and there are no night/weekend services.

View Crisis Resources for after-hours and emergency information.

Student Wellness Ambassadors are employed by Student Health Services to provide peer-to-peer outreach to promote a variety of holistic resources that help students succeed!

Student Wellness Ambassador goals include:

  • Reducing stigma by promoting student physical and mental health benefits and resources in a welcoming and relatable manner
  • Promoting services and resources through innovative and creative outreach strategies
  • Furthering student reach and collaboration across campus
  • Focusing on reaching historically underserved students
  • Improving student outcomes by providing resources and support for student success

Interested? Please reach out to Lina Berrio @ lberrio@elcamino.edu

 

 

Don’t have a lot of time to commit, BUT are looking to volunteer to de-stigmatize Mental Health??

Check out the Active Minds Student Club!

We are actively recruiting members to help make the campus a place where students are able to talk freely about their Mental Health and have access to the right resources!

Please email activemindsclub@elcamino.edu, or visit our Instagram!

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Book an Appointment

Make an appointment to speak to health care personnel online or in person.

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Telemedicine Visit

View available services and meet with our nurse practitioners to discuss your health needs.

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Telemental Health

Psychological services help address emotional distress in a safe environment.

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Virtual Workshops 

Attend a variety of live online health/wellness workshops throughout the semester.

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Insurance Information

Find out more about individual medical and dental insurance options and coverage.

Questions? Contact Us

Student Health Services

Health Center

310-660-3643

After-Hours Emotional Crisis Line: 310-660-3377

ECCStudentHealth@elcamino.edu