Health Services provides care to enrolled students and is supported by the health fee. Services include treatment of illness and injury, health education and preventative services, as well as referral to a variety of local health care providers. We also provide student accident insurance for injuries occurring during school activities.
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
For Appointments please call (559) 675-4800 ext 4759 or stop by the office.
Nurses Phone Number: (559) 675-4814
Health Services Coordinator: Shelley Renberg, RN, MSN
- Nursing assessment and treatment for acute illness or injury which may result in first aid, over-the-counter or prescription medication, patient education, or referral to an appropriate health care provider or community agency. The HSO utilizes a wide variety of resources throughout Madera County to assist students with limited resources. All services are confidential.
- Health counseling is available regarding access to health care, diet and nutrition, physical activities, immunizations, family planning, dental care, prevention of chronic disease (heart disease, stroke and diabetes), mental health referral, reproductive health, substance abuse, smoking cessation, domestic violence, avoidance of risky behaviors, and the prevention of sexually transmitted infection and HIV.
- Blood titer testing referral is available for students requiring lab services.
- Immunizations available include tuberculin (TB) skin tests and influenza vaccine during flu season (Sept-March).
- Monitoring of blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), heart rate, pulse oximetry, temperature, and vision and hearing screening are available by appointment.
- Psychological Services offers 4-6 free counseling sessions of brief therapy for any student requesting it. This is client-centered, by appointment, and any information related to counseling is strictly confidential. If it is felt the client needs additional counseling services, a referral to outside care will be provided. Outreach topics include smoking cessation, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, anger management, and stress reduction, and many other topics. This care is provided by a graduate intern who is supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist.
- Accident insurance is available on both campuses to any student injured during scheduled classes or while participating in a college-sponsored event. It can help cover emergency services, hopital expenses, and treatment for injury. The general student co-pay for any single injury is $50. The athlete in any interscholastic sport has a co-pay of $100. The injury must be reported to the Coordinator of Health Services or the Department Secretary. An accident report and the Anthem Blue Cross claim form will be completed at the initial student visit. NOTE: This accident insurance policy (provided by Madera Community College Center) is secondary to a student’s family policy and it is the student’s responsibility to report all injuries to his/her instructor and to follow up with the claim process. The HSO may assist with this process, but the student is responsible for all his/her medical expenses.
- Health and wellness resources are available at the Health Services office. Also check the excellent webpage resources recommended sites on this page.
To find out more about student health services provided at the Madera Communtiy College Center Health Office, please contact us at 675-4800 ext. 4759. Appointments are encouraged, and walk-ins are welcome.
In the case of an emergency, please call Campus Police at 244-5911
We are here to help you successfully attain your educational and career goals by providing quality medical, behavioral and outreach services designed to promote your physical, psychological and social well-being. It is our goal to assist students in moving from dependence to independence by providing student-centered, goal-directed interventions resulting in the development and maintenance of a unique, healthy lifestyle with long-term benefits for students, parents, families and the community.
GREAT LINKS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION!
- Take our KOGNITO TRAINING (with interactive avatars) for peer to peer counseling
- National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) – articles, videos, quizzes on mental health topics
- National Institute of Health (NIH) – articles, videos, quizzes on health topics
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) – find the most recent Ebola, H1N1, seasonal flu information here
- American Red Cross (ARC) – learn more about first aid, CPR, water safety, and other safety topics
- American Plate for Nutrition information – find out how to cook the foods you love – the healthy way
- Mayo Clinic or Web md – general health topics
- Fresno and Madera County Health Department – find departmental services, health risks in the area, resources, articles, clinic locations, immunizations
- http://www.drugwatch.com/students/ (Student Substance Abuse-Check out the infograph)
- http://www.drugwatch.com/2015/07/29/drug-abuse-in-america/ (Drug Abuse in America)