Student Health Services Updates2024-02-16T15:17:15-08:00
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Student Health Services
Tranquada Student Services Center – 1st Floor
757 College Way
Claremont, CA, 91711

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides patient-centered health care to our campus community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the student’s well-being and overall success. Student Health Services at The Claremont Colleges is a service of The Claremont Colleges Services and is provided to all undergraduate students enrolled at The Claremont Colleges.

Student Health Services 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 Health Services. The health and well-being of students remain SHS's top priority, and your attention to this transition is greatly appreciated. Wishing students a joyful and healthy spring semester.

January 12th, 2024|

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 Immunization Clinic. Please call to schedule an appointment. And remember, if you are on campus and need an immunization, please call to schedule an appointment during one of our regular weekday clinics.  SHS is excited to join many 5C orientation events over the next several weeks. We look forward to meeting you and your families.   See you soon!  Dr. Stephanie Long  Director, Student Health Services 

August 15th, 2023|

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 will continue to be required around others, even after isolation ends, especially in indoor settings, for ten days. If fever is still present, isolation continues until 24 hours after the fever resolves If symptoms, other than fever, are not improving, isolation continues until symptoms are improving or until after Day 10 This shorter isolation period will lead to fewer academic and workplace disruptions and has been anxiously awaited in Los Angeles County since CDC updated its isolation guidance. Close Contacts are still strongly recommended, but no longer required, to: Wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others through Day 10 [...]

March 13th, 2023|

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 to, local resources for complicated hormonal regimens and non-hormonal gender affirmation services. Students who are interested in starting their gender affirmation process, and even those who have already begun this process with an outside provider, are encouraged to contact SHS starting in January for a consultation with one of our trained healthcare providers. See details and learn more by visiting our Gender Affirming Care webpage.

December 13th, 2022|

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 date on their vaccinations, so we can all safely return to campus for an excellent, in-person higher education experience.  This semester, students will notice some changes related to COVID-19 testing.  While there may be some periodic mandatory testing (please refer to your campus for their specific requirements), for the most part, testing will simply be easily available to students who wish to test. Whether you have symptoms, you were exposed, or you just want to know your status, you can get tested. The location of your testing may have also changed since last year. All students will now utilize [...]

August 17th, 2022|

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 far. However, there have been eight reported deaths from this disease across the world during the current outbreak, primarily in Africa and other regions where the health systems aren’t as robust Early signs may include fever, muscle aches, headache, swollen lymph nodes, exhaustion. A rash may also develop, often beginning on the face and then spreading to other parts of the body, including the hands, feet, eyes, mouth and/or genitals. This rash can sometimes be quite painful in nature Infection can be spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a fresh layer of [...]

August 8th, 2022|
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