By Sydney Sibelius '18
For all college students who dread the day the common cold arrives on campus, Student Health Services is there to help. Student Health Services (SHS) is located on the first floor of the Tranquada Student Services Center, to the southwest of the Honnold-Mudd Library.
SHS provides full-care health service to all registered students at the Claremont University Consortium, and is an appointment-based clinic. All students can schedule an appointment in advance at no charge.
The staff provides care including laboratory work, basic imaging, dispensary, and immunizations. Each year, SHS provides flu vaccination clinics for students. This year, the fall clinic ran on days from October 1st to October 15th. While the flu clinics have passed, it is also possible to walk into the clinic and receive a flu shot. Those students with SHIP are able to receive the immunization for free, otherwise the cost for an injectable vaccine is $20.
SHS is on campus to promote the physical health and wellness of students. With the variety of services offered, SHS makes it easier for students to attend to their health needs without leaving campus to find a doctor.
In addition to holding appointments for illnesses and general medical visits, the center offers sports physicals for athletes on campus. If ever necessary, SHS provides x-ray and lab services as well as any other necessary immunizations.
Student Health Services offers services for women’s health and family planning, as well as STD testing and counseling for individuals.
Any services offered by SHS are private and confidential, and handled by the full-time staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
The center has recently launched services for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Dr. Maria Dunton, D.O, is the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and can be scheduled for appointments.
Alternatives to visiting SHS include the Wellness Room located at Pomona College. The room is open 24/7 to all enrolled Claremont students. The room houses various health and wellness education materials, as well as the Plan B emergency contraception pill. The Wellness Room can be found in Walker Hall, Room 204.
Working alongside SHS throughout the 5Cs is the Health Education Outreach. HEO works to promote intentional healthy lifestyle choices for students through various programming and free in-office services such as HIV testing, condoms, and earplugs.
Additionally, located in the Student Services Center are Monsour Counseling Center and the Student Disability Resource Center, offering more services and resources to Claremont students.
SDRC provides disability awareness trainings and workshops, as well as testing and study space for students. Across the 7Cs, this is the centralized resource center for students with disabilities. In addition to providing resources, SDRC puts on various programs for all students across the campuses in regards to dealing with stress, emotions, and various other personal matters. SDRC has been working to promote that October is Disability Awareness Month.
Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services is also located in Tranquada and offers support for a range of psychological issues. Students can receive up to eight free counseling sessions per year. If necessary, Monsour can continue counseling or recommend additional outside services available to students.
All of these services provide resources for students in safe and confidential environments. To schedule an appointment with SHS, call 909-621-8222. Appointments made in advance are highly recommended, and there is a $15 charge for non-scheduled visits. SDRC can be contacted at 909-607-7419, and Monsour Counseling can be reached at 909-621-8202.