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Pacific to offer expanded student health services for fall 2019

May 14, 2019

To ensure all students on Pacific's three campuses have access to appropriate care, and to meet the increased demand for services, the Division of Student Life will expand student health, counseling and psychological services this fall.

For the past several years, Pacific has required full-time students to pay a health fee that provides them access to a broad range of health and counseling services. Starting this fall, Pacific is extending the student health fee, along with the services that go along with it, to all part-time students except those enrolled in online or hybrid programs. This change will now enable our part-time students to have access to the current and expanded health services provided to our full-time students. Some of these services will include:  

Student Health Services  

Health clinics on all three campuses

  • Services include same-day appointments, testing, diagnosis, treatment of illnesses and injuries, specialty referrals, physicals, immunizations and women's health care.
  • Locations and hours 
  • To make an appointment:
    • Use the online Medical Portal (go.Pacific.edu/MyHealth
    • Call 209.946.2315, option 1. After hours: 209.946.2315, option 2, option 4  

Nutrition counseling and eating disorder care 

  • Services include medical nutrition therapy for medically related issues, sports/athletic performance nutrition, lifestyle and behavioral counseling, and eating disorder therapy as part of a comprehensive care team that includes campus doctors and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff.
  • To make an appointment:

Telehealth (LiveHealth Online) 

Coming fall 2019

  • Onsite pharmacies: Students will be able to purchase discounted prescription antibiotics and other frequently prescribed medications.
  • Immunization clinics: Traveling immunization clinics will be offered at various locations on all three campuses
  • Health insurance coordinator: Will be able to assist students with referrals, pre-authorization, and health insurance options by phone.   

More to come: Future plans include hiring a local supervising doctor who will be available for student referrals, preventive health and wellness education and programming, and telehealth online appointments.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Services including group therapy, individual and couples sessions, informal consultations, and online assisted therapy for students experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, and/or more serious mental health issues. CAPS also offers psychiatric medication management, crisis consultation and preventative outreach/education on a variety of mental health topics.  

Sacramento

  • Location and hours
  • To make an appointment:
    • Use the online Medical Portal (go.Pacific.edu/MyHealth).
    • Call 209.946.2315, option 2. After-hours: 209.946.2315, option 2, option 4.
  • Coming fall 2019: Office hours will expand to include every other Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon.

  San Francisco

  • Current mental health resources
  • Coming fall 2019: Office hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. These hours were selected following consultation with San Francisco campus partners.

  Stockton

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) 

  • This online, self-help therapy website offers students support and education for anxiety, depression, substance use problems, relationship concerns and more.
  • Learn more and access TAO.  

Kognito

  •  Online training for faculty, staff and students to learn and practice how to have conversations with those struggling with mental health challenges.
  • Visit the Kognito website.
    •  Students: use enrollment key uparus18 
    • Faculty and staff: use enrollment key uparuf18  

Telehealth (LiveHealth Online)

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Student Life at 209.946.2365 or studentlife@pacific.edu.  

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