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Student Health and Counseling Center

Frequently Asked Questions

We are located on the south side of the campus in the single-story red brick building between the dorms and the lab school.

We are an accredited ambulatory health care center.

  • Care for minor to moderate illness and injury (outpatient)
  • Health and wellness education
  • Counseling Services
  • Diagnostic: Lab and x-ray

Our staff includes, but is not limited to: Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, a Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Medical Assistants, Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Counselors, a Health Educator, Dietitian, Laboratory Technologists, X-ray Technologist, Physical Therapists, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technologists, a Medical Records Staff.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Limited services between 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Summer hours are 7:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

We are closed when the campus is closed.

No, for most services you can walk in however appointments are encouraged.

The average wait time is less than 1 hour. This may increase during very busy times.

Most services are free. We charge for prescriptions, over the counter medications, some immunizations, some lab tests and a few elective procedures.

We will provide care as appropriate when needed. Unpaid charges will result in a financial hold on students records.

The Student Health and Counseling Center is supported by the mandatory health fee that is paid by each student as part of their Fresno State tuition.

No, only enrolled students may use the Student Health and Counseling Center.

If you are a continuing student, you can use our services. Incoming students can begin using our services the day the semester begins.

Yes.

We do not bill insurance. We do provide receipts for insurance reimbursement.

No, however we strongly encourage students to have supplementary insurance.

Covered California is a new health insurance exchange that can help you find affordable or no-cost insurance. Aetna Student Health also sponsors a health insurance plan

No. If you are able to safely get to the Student Health and Counseling Center during our business hours, we can treat you. Never delay medical care for serious problems.

If you cannot wait until the Student Health and Counseling Center opens, obtain care at a hospital or other medical clinic. After hours care locations are posted on the door of the Student Health and Counseling Center or on our website. If you have insurance, contact the company to make sure that care is covered.

You bear the costs of services provided by referrals for evaluation by a specialist, hospitalization, or laboratory or radiologic testing beyond our scope of practice.

We discuss these costs with you before initiating evaluation or treatment. While we make recommendations with concern for your health, we will work with you to keep costs to a minimum.

You have the right to choose the specialist or health facility for referral.

You are not required to accept referrals. If you do not want a referral, we will attempt to address your needs.

You must accept full responsibility for any outcome that results from going against medical advice.

In an emergency, you will be transported by ambulance as appropriate. The Student Health and Counseling Center has a contract with a local transportation (cab) company and can provide rides to outside facilities.

We do not offer these services however we can make referrals. Students will be responsible for all outside costs.

Yes. Your parent or guardian must sign consent for treatment prior to your receiving services.

Yes. No unauthorized person may access your records without your permission.

We recommend that you come in to the health center and fill out a medical history form. This information will be valuable in an emergency.

The Student Health and Counseling Center has a full service pharmacy. Pharmacy hours.

Medications, both prescriptions and over-the-counter, are sold at cost. For prices, call the pharmacy at 278-6720.

Yes and the products are available at considerably lower prices than found in an outside pharmacy or drug store.

Yes, we fill prescriptions from any licensed provider (or doctor from home) but we have a limited number of medications.

Even though we offer discounted prices, sometimes it is cheaper to have your prescription filled at an outside pharmacy. 

Yes, the pharmacy will accept any valid prescription. We can transfer "in" or "out" prescriptions.

Our providers can assist with appropriate prescriptions.