Health Service Questions
- What does it cost to use health office services?
- What can you do for me in the health office?
- Who can use the health office?
- Can my family use the health office services?
- Who provides the care in the health office?
- Can I get health insurance through the health office?
- What is the Health Fee that I pay every semester, and what do I get for it?
What does it cost to use health office services?
All professional services provided to students in the health office are free of charge.
Outside services such as laboratory testing or referrals are not covered. Some medicines
and immunizations are additional as well.
What can you do for me in the health office?
Our services include treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. We provide testing
for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other conditions. Over-the-counter medications such
as Tylenol and Ibuprofen are available free of charge. Personal 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
Who can use the health office?
All currently registered students in credit courses can be seen and treated by the
health office staff. In addition, the health office provides basic first aid services
for staff and visitors, and Tuberculosis testing for AHC students.
Can my family use the health office services?
Because the Student Health Services is directly supported by the health fee, we can
only treat registered students.
Who provides the care in the health office?
Our staff consists of registered nurses, office services technician I and ((1) health
promotion specialist, 2) medical assistants and (2) marriage and family therapist,
Interns. In addition, we have other medical providers which include nurse practioner
and doctor services available for students by appointment.
Can I get health insurance through the health office?
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.
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 $19
health fee ($16
in summer session) as part of his or her regular registration fees. This fee covers
free health consultation by the college nurse, student accident insurance, availability
of personal counseling, over-the-counter medications and a substance abuse prevention
program. All health fees collected are used exclusively to provide health care services.
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