Student health, mental health services available online during fall semester

Virtual front desk among options for students


Aarmon Mehdiyan

Although services like the Student Health Center on campus are now closed, support is available online and by phone. Photo by Aarmon Mehdiyan

Ekaterina Pechenkina, Staff Writer

San Diego City College’s Student Health Center and Mental Health Counseling Center are closed for in-person services due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

But students have options to access both virtually.

Students can speak to a healthcare professional during the Student Health Center’s Virtual Front/Help Desk Zoom meetings Monday-Thursday.

To access the virtual front desk, click here or use Zoom ID 988 4067 3999 (password: 526948).

Services are open to all currently enrolled City College students, faculty and staff members and are available Mondays and Thursdays 9-11 a.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m.

Professionals from the Student Health Center are also available for consultations by phone or (as well as telemedicine appointments).

A consultation with a healthcare provider can be requested by using this form or calling 619-388-3450 to leave a message. Messages are checked regularly during business hours, Mondays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and & W

ednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

City College’s Mental Health Counseling Center is also offering scheduled video sessions.

To contact the Mental Health Counseling Center, dial 619-388-3055 or e-mail at [email protected]. Consultations are also available using this link (Students shouldn’t share confidential information in online forms).

Other resources for students include:

  • In case of a mental health emergency, please call 888-724-7240, 911 or text “COURAGE” to 741741.
  • In case of a medical emergency, dial 911 or visit an emergency room. For urgent medical needs, contact your primary care provider.