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Saddleback Health Services
Welcome to Opportunity
We know your health and wellness is important. Our extraordinary team, is here for you. Saddleback College Health Services is proud to offer you several options to meet your health needs. You now can schedule a virtual Tele-Health appointment with your doctor, nurse, or therapist by visiting https://studenthealth.saddleback.edu/ or you can call Saddleback College Health Center at (949) 582-4606 and schedule your in-person appointment with our staff.
The Food Resource Center (FRC) provides supplemental food and other basic need necessities to students who need them. The Saddleback College FRC is located near the stadium at the lower campus in PE 502. A student ID is required each time you visit the center. Requests can be placed in person or by calling (949) 582-4606. When you come to the FRC you will be asked to show your ID and fill out the Food Request Form. The Food Resource Center is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. The food pantry will not be open on campus holidays.
For more Basic Needs Services & Resources please visit the Basic Needs Tab.
Our websites are accessible 24/7 if you need additional resources as well as a much needed sense of community and support during this challenging time.
Feeling Overwhelmed? You can turn to the Crisis Text Line by texting "BRAVE" to 741-741. Or, call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you need a little pick-me-up and reminder of how much you matter, text "Hello" to 202-350-0299 and you will be sent mental health resources and updates from Active Minds, the nation's leading non-profit organization promoting mental health awareness and education for students.
Saddleback College Health Services values each and every student and understand that many non-academic barriers may impact your ability to be a successful student. Our goal is to provide resources to limit or remove these non-academic barriers by providing medical, mental health, and social services for our currently enrolled students. This enduring value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event. Please know that we are vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation around the clock and have precautions in place to ensure we can continue to provide you with the services you need.
Providing Physical & Mental Wellness for Our Students
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center offers quality, confidential medical health care and psychological therapy for all currently enrolled students; who have paid their health fee. Seeing a physician, nurse or mental health therapist is always free (low cost fees apply to tests, labs, some procedures and filled prescriptions). The Student Health Center is a Family Pact and a LEA Medi-Cal provider. The student health fee includes treatment for acute, short term illnesses, health education, referrals as needed, injuries, and general health screening, including women's health and mental health therapy.
To make a Tele-Health appointment visit: studenthealth.saddleback.edu
*The health fee is not a substitute for health insurance.
Student Health Center Services:
Please let the Student Health Centerknow if you are in crisis or in need of immediate medical or mental health help.
Saddleback College Student Health Center Student Services CenterSSC #177 (outside facing BGS) 949-582-4606 from campus phone X 4606
Saddleback College Campus PoliceLot 1- Village between 1&2 Campus Police 949-582-4444 from campus phone X 4444
Anytime, after hours and during campus closures for Emergencies Dial 911
Local Resources for Food & Shelters Dial 211
Call Police immediately if.....…You or another person is in immediate danger, you believe a person is about to harm her/himself or a person is out of control and erratic. Campus Police 949-582-4444 (x 4444 from Campus Extensions) or 911.
Hours and EligibilityAll students who have paid their health fee may call or come to the Student Health & Wellness Center during operating hours of Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 5pm and Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm. The Student Health & Wellness Center is closed daily from 12 to 1 pm for lunch. (Closed holidays & weekends). All urgent and emergent cases will be seen without an appointment.
What you will need for your first appointment:Once you have scheduled your first appointment please download and fill out the Consent Form, Health Questionnaire, PHQ9 and the Family Pact Application for Reproductive Health Patients(Qualifying students may be eligible for Free Services). There are 4 pages that must be completed before you may be seen at the Student Health Center. You may also arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment in order to complete necessary paperwork. *All information is confidential.
Obtaining Protected Health Documents: In order for Saddleback Student Health Center to release any protected health information a student must fill out and sign Saddleback Student Health Center's, Release of Protected Health Information. *Please allow 24 to 48 hours for all medical information to be processed. *All Mental Health Summaries require 7-10 business days.