Frequently Asked Questions - Medical
The student health fee covers many services in our health services office including personal counseling and many medical services. This website explains all of our services. The fee does not pay for insurance. We have information in the office about individual health and dental insurance that you can purchase for yourself.
If you are new to Student Health Services you will fill out some paperwork, and then you will be evaluated by a registered nurse or a clinician.
Students pay a nominal fee for lab testing, physical exams, TB tests and medications. All fees are due at time of service (payable by check, cash or card). Appointments in the health center are free.
No, services at Student Health Services are confidential.
No, your medical records are kept strictly confidential in the Health Services office.
- First look at the "Frequently Asked Questions" listed on the personal counseling page on this website.
- As long as you are an enrolled student, you can see a nurse or clinician whenever you need to see them. There is no limit to the number of times that you can be seen.
- Yes, Online students in credit classes pay the student health fee and qualify for services at Student Health Services.
- We do not offer dental services, but we will refer you to low-cost providers in the community or you can call 1-800-DENTIST for referrals.
- No, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics have completely separate records that are maintained in their Westside Clinic facility. These records include STI testing and birth control. Please contact them directly regarding these records.
- We do not refill your current medications from another provider. We prescribe and dispense medications for conditions that our clinicians diagnose in the Student Health Center.
- Yes, we provide physical exams at low cost.
- We are not a primary care provider and do not manage chronic medical conditions. We will refer you to providers in the community who provide primary care.
- We do not provide x-rays at the health center. The registered nurse or clinician will refer you to a community clinic that provides x-rays if it is necessary.
- Yes, our staff can evaluate you and we have ace bandages, crutches that we can loan, and information on self care for sprained ankles.