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Health Service Questions

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  1. What does it cost to use student health services?
  2. What can you do for me in student health services?
  3. Who can use student health services?
  4. Can my family use student health services?
  5. Who provides the care in student health services?
  6. Can I get health insurance through student health services?
  7. What is the Health Fee that I pay every semester, and what do I get for it?

What does it cost to use student health services?
Students who register for credit classes pay a health fee that supports most services provided. Most professional services provided are free of charge.  Outside services such as laboratory testing or referrals are not covered.

What can you do for me in student health services?
Our services include treatment for minor injuries and illnesses.  Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen are available free of charge.  Mental health counseling services are available on a short-term basis.  We can make referrals to community agencies or help to find appropriate local resources to help with your more acute or chronic medical problems.

Who can use student health services?
All currently registered students in credit courses can be served by the health office staff.

Can my family use student health services?
Because student health services is directly supported by the student health fee, we can only treat currently registered students.

Who provides the care in student health services?
We have registered nurses available and nurse practitioners and physician services available for students by appointment. We also have an acupuncturist that provides acupuncture and massage services.

Can I get health insurance through student health services?
Allan Hancock College provides an accident insurance policy, with limited benefits, for students who are injured on campus or during a college sponsored activity. In addition, the health office has information on sickness/accident and dental insurance plans available for purchase. More information regarding Cover California enrollment can be found on the Health Insurance page.

What is the Health Fee that I pay every semester, and what do I get for it?
Each registered student in credit courses are assessed a $21 health fee ($18 in winter session/summer session) as their regular registration fees.  All health fees collected are used exclusively to provide health and wellness services and mental health counseling services.