As a busy college student, do you find yourself worrying? A lot?
About money, about time, or about your health? Even about the fact that you’re worrying?
College is stressful. And so is life. Sometimes, with everything going on, you just might need to prioritize your physical and your emotional health. And then get back to your classes.
The good news is that the new Delta College Health Center is here for you – and your dependents – right here on campus. Just in case you need to take a time out and take care of yourself. Or your loved ones.
One thing you won’t have to worry about? Your status. Because the Health Center welcomes all Delta students and their dependents.
One Delta student, Bianca Aguilar, attended the Health Center’s recent ribbon cutting. She was enthusiastic: “I like it because it’s right here – that it’s accessible to so many people.”
Inside the Health Center
There’s a bright, clean reception room where you can make appointments and even get help with applying for health insurance.
Features of the clinics at the Health Center include private, soundproof rooms, and prescription drug assistance. For some of your more complex healthcare needs, there are even bilingual “healthcare navigators” who will meet you where you’re at, and then guide you through the steps that will get you back on your feet.
Even paying for services at the Health Center can be a relief. The Health Center accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Covered California. Sliding-scale fees are available to uninsured students. It’s set up so that no one is turned away because of their inability to pay.
Students with private insurance should seek care from their private insurance provider, but any Delta student in crisis can come to the Health Center for assistance.
Some of the services offered by the Delta College Health Center are:
- Mental health and psychiatric care, including help with test and academic anxiety
- A "warm line" phone number for stressful times when you just need someone to talk to
- Walk-in appointments for sick patients and behavioral health concerns
- Reproductive health care for all students
- Neonatal care and WIC programs for new parents
- Transition care for students who’ve recently been hospitalized
- Routine dental care by appointment for x-rays and cleanings, and referrals for more intensive care (coming soon!)
- Hepatitis C and HIV testing and treatment for times when you’re worried that you’re at risk, and want to know your status
- COVID vaccines
- Health and nutrition classes via Zoom and, soon, on campus
- Prescription assistance offering subsidized, lower-cost medications to help you pay for your treatment
- Acute care
If you’d prefer to go to a community clinic or need a service that isn’t available here, the Delta College Health Center’s got you covered there, too. The Health Center is operated by Community Medical Centers, which has more than 25 health centers across San Joaquin County.
If you go
To find the Delta College Health Center, head to the north end of the Locke building, near the Child Development Center. Follow the walkway to the glass windows, and you’ll be at the Health Center’s reception area.
This semester, the Delta College Health Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Also, remote services are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
COVID vaccines are available every Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, call the Delta College Health Center at (209) 636-5000. To reach the Warm Line, call (209) 926-3900.
Health and success – with less of the worrying. Things everyone strives for.
Have a healthy semester, Mustangs!