Student Health Services provides basic health care services. This page includes details on what to expect from your appointment with us. Please review this information before your appointment to help make your experience at SHS as comfortable as possible.

Making An Appointment

Please call us at 805-437-8828 to make an appointment. We offer both in-person and telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Same-day appointments may be available per the provider's schedule.

What To Bring

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • A list of all prescription and over-the-counter medications, including supplements, that you currently take
  • Your health insurance card - insurance is NOT required at SHS, but may be helpful for referrals to off-campus resources
  • Your student ID card

Important Notice

SHS does NOT issue medical excuses for missed classes. Students should communicate with their instructors if they are too ill to attend class. Please refer to the Dean of Students Office for additional information on the CARE Team as a resource.

What To Expect

At your first appointment, you will fill out new patient forms and receive informed consent documents. Some of the forms may include standard screenings that we ask of every student, regardless of the purpose of their visit. These screenings are universal for all students and reflect best practices to connect you with any additional resources you may need.


Our providers may refer you to community resources for certain diagnostic tests, x-rays, and other procedures. Your insurance may be used at such appointments to cover additional costs.


Accessibility Statement

CI does not discriminate in the educational programs or activities it conducts on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, religion, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, or special disabled veteran status, Vietnam-era veteran status or other covered veteran status.

The University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Disability Accommodations and Support Services at 805-437-3331 or as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days prior to the event.

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