Welcome to the CSUSB Student Health Center (SHC). We offer services to students with the goal of promoting good health and wellness to keep students on the road to academic and professional success.
Our medical services include primary care, immunizations, nursing care and health education. We are also conveniently equipped with a pharmacy and laboratory.
CSUSB Health Center
Important Update: CSU Immunization Requirements and Screenings Have Been Updated
Immunization requirements are not admission requirements, but are required of students as conditions of enrollment in the CSU. Entering CSU students are required to present proof of the following immunizations to the CSU campuses they will be attending before the beginning of their first term of enrollment. Campus implementation of the required immunizations and screenings shall include provisions for exemptions based on medical considerations only.
Required Immunizations and Screenings:
A. Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
B. Hepatitis B (Hep B) *For all first-time enrollees 18 years and younger, pursuant to
Section 120390.5 of the California State Health and Safety Code.
C. Varicella (Chickenpox)
D. Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)
E. Meningococcal Disease (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135)
F. Tuberculosis Screening/Risk Assessment (TB)
In addition to these required vaccines and screenings, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strongly recommends several additional vaccinations. Vaccinations, screening requirements, recommendations, and immunization schedules are on the Office of the Chancellor’s website.
Recommended Immunizations and Screenings:
(Students are strongly encouraged to discuss with their provider.)
A. Hepatitis A (Hep A)
B. Hepatitis B (Hep B) *Recommended for all students 19 years and older.
C. Human papillomavirus (HPV)
D. Influenza (Flu)
E. Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)
G. Poliovirus (Polio)
Your MyCoyote account will be updated and a hold will be placed if your proof of immunization has not been received by the Student Health Center.
The CSUSB Student Health Center supports students' academic success by providing high quality accessible health and psychiatric care as well as health education and wellness services in a safe, confidential and compassionate environment.
Services We Provide
The Student Health Center provides first aid and basic out-patient care services. We have a full time staff Monday through Friday to care for your needs. First aid is always available during clinic hours to anyone on campus. Please dial 911 for emergencies from anywhere on campus for assistance. We are staffed with Doctors, Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Medical Assistants, Pharmacists, and Health Educators. Our center has contracted with local lab and X-ray services for our students. Our psychiatric services are limited to psychiatric medication evaluation and management. For counseling or therapy services please contact Counseling and Psychological Services. They also have a full time staff of Marriage and Family Therapists, licensed Psychologists and supervised interns.
Health services are also offered at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus in the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center located in HS-119.
As an enrolled student at CSUSB, you pay a Student Health Fee and are eligible for health and counseling services at the Student Health Center and Counseling & Psychological Services office. Your Student Health Fee supports and finances the operation of the Health Center. Although basic health care is provided, treatment for major illnesses and injury (e.g., motor vehicle accidents), as well as certain conditions requiring a specialist or hospitalization, are beyond the scope of service. Students are referred to an outside provider for these illnesses or injuries and it is the student's responsibility to pay the costs associated with the referral. It is important to carry health insurance. Faculty and staff are not eligible for services except in case of emergency.
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and with any inquiries you may have. There is NO fee for routine office visits
Typical types of clinic services offered:
- Physicals: Nursing, sports, teaching, pre-employment
- Birth control & contraception information: Pap smears, Depo-Provera - injections, oral contraception
- Emergency contraception, Sexually Transmitted Disease testing
- Vaccines: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR (Measles/ Mumps/ Rubella), Tetanus - booster, Meningitis, flu shots
- TB skin test: 2 appointments required
We are committed to preserving the privacy of your personal health information. The Student Health Center is a covered entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. We are required by Federal regulations and California law to protect the privacy of your medical information and to provide you with this notice:
This NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you get access to this information.
Please read it carefully.
Concerns or Comments
Student concerns may be addressed to Grace Castillo Johnson, Ed.D., Director, Student Health Center and sent via e-mail to: email@example.com. A suggestion box is available in the waiting room and the contents addressed per the QI committee. A patient satisfaction survey is conducted annually. Trends are analyzed and adjustments made as needed. A patient may appeal to the Title IX director, campus Ombudsman, or the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. This reporting policy is posted on the patient Rights and Responsibilities poster displayed in the Health Center.
One of the most important things we do to earn your trust is to participate voluntarily in the quality assessment program of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). We have earned AAAHC accreditation for over 25 years. Our long-standing accreditation tells you that AAAHC's independent team of health care professionals has taken a close look at us and has found that we meet their rigorous, nationally recognized standards for quality health care services.