Student Health will be closed starting on
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
and will re-open on
Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
Free Flu Shots
We are now offering appointments to receive your Flu Shot at the Student Health Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 10am-2pm. Walk-ins are accepted. Please visit our Virtual Counter if you have any questions.
On Thursday, July 28, 2022, Mayor London Breed declared a local health emergency regarding the city's monkeypox cases.
Vaccine Information Needs To Be Submitted Before You Are Able To Register For Classes
Students and employees can report their current vaccination status, claim vaccination exemption, and upload supporting documentation (screenshot or image) via the MyCCSF Mobile App available for Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
Users without access to a mobile device may use the Vaccination Status website to report their current vaccination status and upload supporting documentation.
Last testing date is Monday, December 19, 2022.
First day of testing for the Spring semester is on Monday, January 23, 2023.
COVID-19 testing is available on the CCSF Ocean campus for students and employees:
- without any COVID symptoms
- with approved exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine mandate
- AND/OR a known on-campus COVID exposure.
Testing is only for those are are exempted. You will be billed $80 if you are not exempted. The testing will be every Monday from 12 pm - 2 pm starting August 22, 22, Wellness Center front lobby, facing Ocean Ave. Please email email@example.com for information about signing up for an appointment. Appointments are preferred, walk-ins may be available as time permits.
For information about other testing locations, please visit the sf.gov COVID-19 testing page.
Fall 2022 Hours of Operation
|Monday||9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.|
|Saturday & Sunday||CLOSED|
CCSF Virtual Help Counter
Support Groups: Fall 2022
Title: Women’s Support group
When: Wednesdays 12:00-1:15 beginning October 5th
Duration: 6-8 sessions
Facilitator: Sandy Vaughn, LCSW
Place: In person at Student Health Services
Description: We'll work to create a safe space where participants can build community, voice your experiences, and learn from each other. All range of concerns are welcome, including stress, relationships, loneliness, friendships, oppression/bias/racism, academics, or whatever you come with. Women identified, nonbinary, and trans folx are welcome.
Title: Working with Yourself to Calm Your Anxiety
When: Wednesdays 2-3pm starting September 14th
Duration: 5 sessions
Facilitator: Sam Edward, LCSW
Description: Do you have anxieties and worries? Do you wish you could calm them down – at least a little?
Our weekly workshop will offer participants opportunities to learn how to recognize signals of their anxiety and overcome fears of them; students will also acquire relaxation techniques and other tools for calming themselves.
Title: Stress and Worry: Exploration of Techniques for Successful Management
When: Tuesdays 1-2pm starting Nov 1st
Duration: 6 sessions
Facilitator: Vanessa DeBrer, LCSW
Place: In person at Student Health Services
Description: Feeling stressed or worrying too much? Now more than ever, there is an increased awareness and understanding of just how much stress and sometimes worry can affect our lives. We’ll look at where stress comes from, our responses to stress, and its effects on our health. We’ll find ways to manage our stress and worry through examining our thinking patterns. We’ll review some mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, self-care practices as well as meditation and breathing strategies.
Title: RIO: Recognition, Insight and Openness
When: Oct 17, 24, 31 Mondays 12-1pm in person with Felicia King, LCSW
OR Nov 29, Dec 3, Dec 6, Tuesdays 1-2pm on zoom with Sachi Uchimaru, LCSW
Duration: 3 sessions
Description: The RIO program is a set of three 50-minute sessions in a group format in which you will learn tips, tools and strategies for understanding and managing difficult issues, focusing your energy, and setting and reaching your personal goals.
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Student Health Services is collecting feedback and ideas for group therapy topics. What therapy groups would you like to see available at Student Health Services?
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CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income and offers economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net. CalFresh is federally mandated and in California, is state-supervised and county-operated.
City College of San Francisco Student Health Services promotes student success and the well-being of the whole student: physically, mentally, and socially. Student Health Services strives to provide high-quality, accessible, and culturally responsive health care.
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We have a team of nurse practitioners who offer a broad spectrum of services that include:
- In-person and telemedicine nurse practitioner appointments
- Sexual and Reproductive Health (including free condoms, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, birth control, pap smears, and urinary/ gynecologic/menstrual concerns)
- Taking the person's history and performing a physical exam
- Ordering low-cost laboratory services
- Performing certain procedures (e.g. IUD and Implant insertions/removals, wart removal)
- Diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses
- Writing prescriptions
- Coordinating referrals to Primary Care and Specialists
- Providing education on disease prevention and healthy lifestyles
- Assistance navigating healthcare system
- Nutritional Counseling
- Smoking Cessation
- Substance Use Counseling and Naloxone Prescriptions
- Injuries/First aid
- Selected immunizations (Influenza, HPV, MMR, Tdap, Hep A, Hep B)
- Vision/Dental Referrals
- Tuberculosis Screening
Mental Health Services offer personal counseling to provide a confidential, safe place where you can focus on your concerns and we can help you deal with whatever’s getting in the way of living your life in the most fulfilling way.
Mental Health Services is currently being provided via phone call or Zoom.
Student health does not provide 24-hour medical or psychological services. If you are experiencing a life-threatening or psychological Emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. If you are experiencing an Urgent Medical matter please contact your nearest Urgent Care Clinic.
Urgent Care Clinics Resources:
Zuckerberg - Adult Urgent Care Center:
UCSF Acute Care Clinic at Parnassus:
Urgent Psychological resources:
Zuckerberg Psychiatric Emergency Services:
San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hot Line:
National Suicide Prevention Hot Line:
988 or chat at https://988lifeline.org/
Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741
On August 27, 2019, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health alert with updated information regarding 36 cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury requiring hospitalization that has been reported to CDPH.
- Since June, 36 cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury requiring hospitalization have been reported to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Most patients report vaping the cannabis compounds THC and/or CBD, and some patients also report vaping nicotine products, although the exact cause of illness is not yet known.
- Clinicians who identify cases similar to those described in this health alert are asked to report the cases to their local health department.
- Local health departments should report new cases or direct any inquiries to the CDPH Duty Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-328-3605. Please also contact the CDPH Duty Officer when any vaping devices or supplies have been collected from a patient and can be turned over to CDPH for testing.
To view this and other health advisories, alerts, updates and vax facts, visit https://www.sfcdcp.org/health-alerts-emergencies/health-alerts/
If you have any symptoms or are at risk, it’s especially important to stay home and avoid in-person contact with others.
Coronavirus symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
Some people are at higher risk to get very sick from COVID-19, including:
- people over 65 years old
- people with compromised immune systems
- Individuals who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
If you are at higher risk, you should take extra precautions to protect yourself:
- Stay home. It’s the most important thing you can do.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick. Isolate anyone sick in your home in a separate room, if possible.
- Get food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks. Wipe off containers with disinfectant wipes.
- Listen to public health officials. They may recommend community actions to reduce exposure in times of local outbreak.
For more information, visit the CDC’s website.
Caregivers can find resources at the Department of Aging website, including guidelines to protect the health and safety of both you and your loved one from COVID-19.
Find the latest safety tips, trusted sources, and health terms to keep you and your loved ones informed during this public health emergency.