Student Health Center
- Measles Outbreak Letter - February 9, 2015
- California State University Ebola Information.
Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advice.
- Enrollment in Covered California begins October 1, 2013
- Secure Messaging is now available at On-line Student Health
- Student Health Center Notice of Privacy Practices
- The Student's Guide to Nutrition
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Public Health directs all students that have traveled or had close contact with someone who has traveled in the past 21 days, and is experiencing any of the following symptoms CALL an emergency room or dial 911 immediately:
- Unexplained Bleeding
- Abdominal Pain
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What You Should Know About Meningococcal Disease
Meningococcal (me-nin-je-kok-ul) disease is a serious illness caused by bacteria that can infect the blood or areas around the brain and spinal cord. Infection can lead to brain damage, disability, and rapid death.
It is well known that the close quarters of campus residence hall living puts students at increased risk for meningococcal disease.
It is important to get a meningococcal vaccination. If the first dose was given prior to age 16, a booster dose is needed for students entering college. The quadrivalent meningococcal vaccination (Menactra) is available at the Student Health Center for a cost of $110.00.
Practice good hygiene measures such as not smoking, avoiding secondhand smoke, and not sharing drinking and eating utensils and other items that have contacted saliva. Practice good nutrition and get plenty of sleep.
Know the early signs of the disease (sudden onset of fever, headache, and stiff neck). It can start with symptoms similar to influenza (flu), and will often also cause nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, rash, and confusion. It is important to get quick treatment.
Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Outbreaks - Information from the American College Health Association
The following information on serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreaks is provided by ACHA's Vaccine-Preventable Disease Advisory Committee after consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The ongoing serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak at Princeton University brings national attention to an issue of longstanding importance to the college health community. The dramatic decline in cases of meningococcal disease since the late 1990s coincides with the widespread use of the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine in adolescents and students entering college.
Outbreaks of serogroup B meningococcal disease are rare. Since the first case last spring, Princeton officials have collaborated diligently with local and state public health officials and the CDC. After the third case (which defines an outbreak), CDC initiated discussions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permission to acquire Bexsero, the serogroup B meningococcal vaccine that is licensed in Europe and Australia, to be made available for this specific outbreak. Cases of meningococcal disease are reportable in every state.
For more information view the What you should know about meningococcal disease flyer published by the California Department of Public Health.
Smoking Is Now Prohibited at CSUSB except in Designated Areas
California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) is a "Smoke-free" Campus, except in designated smoking areas. CSUSB's policy provides a healthy working and learning environment. The purpose of this policy is to reduce harm from secondhand smoke, provide an environment that encourages persons to be tobacco-free, establish a campus culture of wellness, reduce health insurance and health-care costs, and promote a tobacco-free future. The 2006 US Surgeon General's Report states that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Breathing secondhand smoke for even a short time can be harmful and set processes in motion such as cancer, heart disease, or respiratory conditions.
It is the responsibility of all members of the campus community, including visitors, to observe this policy. It is recommended that all administrators, deans, directors, department chairs, and supervisors will communicate the policy to everyone within their areas of responsibility.
It is the responsibility of the Student Health Center and the Center for Health Education and Wellness, to provide information regarding tobacco prevention and cessation.
Procedures & Implementation
The policy will be communicated to all members of the campus community. Education regarding the university's smoke-free policy with the exception of designated smoking areas, will be included in SOAR orientation for all incoming freshmen and employees. Sufficient signage will be posted to inform members of the campus community and its visitors, including contractors and vendors, of the policy.
Compliance with this policy is the shared responsibility of all CSUSB staff, students, and faculty members. The success of this policy will depend upon the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of users and non-users of tobacco products.
The California State University, San Bernardino Tobacco Policy may be viewed here.
Ready to Quit?
If you're ready to quit, WE CAN HELP!!!
For more information on quitting or if you would like personalized lifestyle counseling, you may contact our Center for Health Education and Wellness and ask for Carlos Carrio, MPH, at (909) 537-3655. We can help you!
You may also visit the California's Smoker's Helpline
New Survival Guide for CSUSB Students
A new resource for CSUSB students has been added to assist with challenges while attending California State University San Bernardino. Courtesy of the Division of Student Affairs the Student Survival Guide has answers you may be looking for.
The Student Health and Counseling 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 and Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Pharmacy. Our center has contracted with local Lab and X-ray services for our students. Our Psychological Counseling Center also has a full time staff of Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Psychologists and supervised interns. Please visit Counseling & Psychological Services for more information.
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, 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
The Mission of the Student Health Center is to provide compassionate, accessible and cost effective clinical and preventative health service for the student community.
After Hours Emergency Care
One of the most important things we do to earn your trust is to participate voluntarily in the quality assessment program of the Accreditation for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Our 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.
Health Holds: Important Notice!
Federal Regulations (HIPAA) prohibit us from accepting personal, confidential, medical, or Immunization documentation thru e-mail. At this time the only legal communication method we are allowed to accept is by FAX (909-537-7027), mail, or in person. Which means we CAN NOT clear your "Health Holds" via e-mail at this time. Please call 909-537-5241 if you have questions.
Language Translation Services
Being able to communicate with our clients in their own language is a critical part of effectively serving our clients. Language Translation Services are available in the Health & Psychological Counseling Center whenever needed. Call 909 537-5241 for more information.