Services During Campus Closure
While we sadly have had to suspend our on campus appointments because of COVID-19, Saddleback College Health Services will continue to be of service to you, by providing you with opportunities with us online for both your physical, mental health, and social service needs such as food, as well as a much needed sense of community and support during this challenging time.
We have several options available for you to continue to be served:
Get Medical Advice When You Need It
We are now offering the Saddleback College Nurse Advice Line, 949-582-4606, staffed by experienced registered nurses from Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. We are closed weekends and holidays. The nurse will ask a few questions and give you information to help you decide what to do next.
If you are a current patient needing refills on medication or advice from your health care provider call Saddleback Health Services at 949-582-4606 and leave a message. Your health is very important to us and we are doing our best to handle the volume of students we have been caring for at this time. Please bear with us if you experience longer than usual wait times. We appreciate your patience in order to provide you with the advice you need.
We will also be offering TeleHealth appointments for our currently enrolled students. Appointments can be made by calling, 949-582-4606. While most appointments will be able to continue via TeleHealth there will be a few exceptions that your health care provider will share with you when you call.
We understand that our current situation has left some of you with limited resources and we are committed to helping our currently enrolled students through this time of uncertainty. Saddleback College Health Services will continue to provide food resources through our Food Pantry every Wednesday by appointment only. If you are in need of basic food necessities please schedule an appointment to pick up food at our Medical Center entrance near the flagpole. Please schedule your appointment for food pick up before Wednesday each week at 949-582-4606.
Saddleback College Health Services values each and every student we provide medical, mental health care, and social services for. 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. Please continue to check our website for further updates.
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 provider. Students wanting reproductive health appointments should call or come in to make an appointment; complete the Family Pact Eligibility, along with the Consent for Treatment, PHQ9 and the Health Questionnaire.bring the completed application to your appointment, qualified students receive reproductive health services at no cost. 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.
*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.
Currently enrolled Studentswho have paid their health fee may call or come in to The Student Health Center during the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM - M-Th and F 8AM to 3 PM (Closed holidays & weekends) to make an appointment. 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.