Our mission is to strengthen student learning, retention and success by supporting the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of students through accessible, high quality health services and programs.
Recognizing that wellness is essential to academic success, Student Health Services strives to provide optimum, short-term episodic and emergency medical and mental health services to the college community in a confidential, inclusive environment and with sensitivity to cultural differences and individual needs. Efforts will include health education, community collaboration and strengthening community partnerships.
Accessing Student Health Services
The Orange Coast College Student Health Center offers nursing, medical, and mental health services to the students of Orange Coast College. The Student Health Center serves students who are enrolled in the current academic semester or session. Students who withdraw from all of their classes in any given semester are no longer eligible for Health Center services in that semester. The state mandated student health fee covers most services including assessments by our medical and mental health providers. Laboratory testing, physical exams and medications are available for a nominal fee.
Students are seen on an appointment basis and emergencies are triaged as necessary. Students with medical concerns can book an appointment with a Registered Nurse who will complete an assessment and determine a plan of care. Those seeking mental health services can book an appointment with a mental health provider. Appointments for both medical and mental health services are made by calling (714) 432-5808. The Student Health Center is closed on weekends, college holidays, and during semester breaks.
Student Health Fees
All students are required to pay the health fee, except those students who are members of religious groups that rely solely on prayer for healing (with pastoral documentation), students who are enrolled in courses of less than 2 weeks duration, and students who are only enrolled in apprenticeships. The health fee is $20 per semester, and $17 per summer session. The January intersession is included in the Spring semester for purposes of health fee payment. The health fee covers consultations with the Health Center College Health Nurses, Physicians, and Mental Health Therapists at no cost to the student. Other charges, such as medications and laboratory services, are deeply discounted to OCC students.