SHS Updates

Spring 2024 COVID Testing


Dear Students, Student Health Services (SHS) has an important update regarding COVID-19 testing procedures. Effective immediately, rapid antigen tests are now exclusively accessible through a SHS Lab Visit. Schedule a Lab Visit via My Health Portal or call SHS at 909-621-8222. Results will be posted to your My Health Portal within an hour after your visit. Appointments are required; walk-ins will be accommodated in open appointment times as available. Please be advised that the COVID test kit vending machines, previously stationed, are no longer available. All undergraduate students at The Claremont Colleges can receive COVID tests for free exclusively at Student [...]

Spring 2024 COVID Testing2024-01-12T11:13:01-08:00

Welcome To The Start Of The 2023-2024 Academic Year!


We hope you had your share of summer fun! Student Health Services (SHS) looks forward to supporting you and your health needs throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Please check out our Introduction to SHS Slides for an overview and introduction to services at SHS.   SHS kicks off the Fall Semester on August 14, 2023. You can call to make an appointment for all your health needs, including physicals and immunizations. Our number is 909-621-8222.   You can upload medical records using this Box link or directly to your Online health portal here.  SHS is open Saturday, August 19, from 8:00am to 1:00pm for our Move-In [...]

Welcome To The Start Of The 2023-2024 Academic Year!2023-08-15T09:45:39-07:00

Spring 2023 Update on COVID-19 Isolation and Close Contact Guidance


Dear 7C Community, I wanted to share with you that effective Monday, March 13, 2023, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has updated its isolation and close contact guidance. Accordingly, we are also updating some of our campus procedures. On campus, effective Monday, March 13, 2023: COVID-19 cases in isolation can end their isolation after five days (so, on Day 6) WITHOUT any antigen testing needed as long as: Symptoms are not present or are mild and improving, AND The case has been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of any fever-reducing medication) Wearing a well-fitted mask [...]

Spring 2023 Update on COVID-19 Isolation and Close Contact Guidance2023-03-14T08:54:51-07:00

Gender Affirming Care


Student Health Services (SHS) at The Claremont Colleges is committed to providing culturally competent and inclusive services to all students under our care. As part of that commitment, our leadership team continually looks for opportunities to improve and expand our current suite of services. As such, SHS is pleased to announce the availability of gender affirming care services in our clinic, starting in January 2023 when students return for the spring semester. Trained healthcare providers at SHS will be able to prescribe most of the common gender affirming hormonal regimens. They will also be able to provide information for, and referrals [...]

Gender Affirming Care2022-12-16T10:03:31-08:00

Fall 2022 Update


 Dear 7C students,  The beginning of another academic year is now upon us. Omicron variants and subvariants continue to cause COVID-19 infections across the world. However, our knowledge in the prevention and treatment of this disease continues to expand and thankfully, the burden of this disease in terms of severe illness, hospitalization, and death continues to diminish. Those who have kept “up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccinations, including all recommended boosters when eligible, continue to fare significantly better than those who are not up to date. With this is mind, our campuses continue to require students to remain up to [...]

Fall 2022 Update2022-08-17T10:31:09-07:00

Monkeypox Update


As you all may be aware, the Biden administration declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency in the U.S. on August 4, 2022. Both California as well as Los Angeles County have also made similar declarations recently. First, I would like to share with you a few current facts regarding monkeypox: Monkeypox is a viral infection As of August 4, 2022, there have been more than 6,600 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico While this is a cause for concern, thankfully, monkeypox is rarely fatal and no deaths have been reported in the U.S. so [...]

Monkeypox Update2022-08-08T16:09:36-07:00

Spring 2022 Update


Dear 7C Students, While we have remained hopeful that COVID-19 would continue to recede, unfortunately as you are likely aware, we are in the midst of another surge with the rapid spread of COVID-19 due primarily to the Omicron variant. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is highly transmissible, and we expect to see cases and transmission on campus. Thankfully though, most cases due to the Omicron variant are milder, especially in those who are fully vaccinated or up to date with their booster. Boosters are effective and should help in limiting the spread, as will the use of upgraded masking (surgical [...]

Spring 2022 Update2022-01-14T11:05:13-08:00

COVID-19 Boosters


Dear 7C students, Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also universally endorsed these Pfizer and Moderna booster doses for all individuals 18 years of age and older. I anticipate CDC Director Rochelle Walensky will soon sign off on these recommendations so that booster doses [...]

COVID-19 Boosters2021-11-22T08:47:33-08:00

Respiratory Illness on Campus


Dear TCC students, Our Fall 2021 semester is well under way and so far, things have gone remarkably well from a campus health perspective. COVID-19 case rates have stayed low on campus and in those rare instances of a positive COVID-19 case, there has been very little to no transmission amongst the identified close contacts. While this is very welcome news, I would caution against letting our guard down and becoming complacent with the proper hygiene and social distancing mitigating factors which have helped get us here. While currently on the downturn, this pandemic continues to rage on and LA County [...]

Respiratory Illness on Campus2021-10-13T15:16:06-07:00

Fall 2021 Update


Dear 7C Students, After more than 16 months away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the eager moment where students can finally return to our beautiful campuses is finally upon us. We, here at Student Health Services (SHS), have been working diligently with various stakeholders across the 7Cs to ensure that our campuses are ready for you. Our planning began with great optimism as the efficacy of currently authorized vaccines started becoming clear. Even as our community now faces the delta variant, data so far points to continued great protection from these vaccines against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Without these vaccines, [...]

Fall 2021 Update2021-08-05T11:18:05-07:00
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