Healthcare for only $17?

Every student at City College pay a $17 health fee but many do not know exactly what that fee covers.

Student Health Services provide students with many services free of charge such as: physician, nurse practitioner and registered nurse visits, Hepatitis A and B vaccines, single doses of over the counter medicines, condoms, and basic vision tests.

Other services students can receive for a small fee, such as: physical exams, pap smears, tuberculosis skin tests, pregnancy tests, vaccines and discounts on lab tests and prescription medicines.

The services that are provided to students for a small fee cost students exactly what it costs City College, so there is no profit made by City College.

“We only charge the student the expense the school is charged which is normally a small fee,” said Dotti Cordell, director of Student Health Services.

Students may think that they can not receive services if they do not have the money at the time the service is needed.

In actuality, City College will work with the students to accommodate them until they have the  money available to pay for the needed service.

Student Health Services is located in room A-116, across from the financial aid office.

Office hours have been reduced due to budget cuts; the new hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Student Health Services accepts walk-ins or you can call and make an appointment at (619)388-3450.

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