Health & Wellness Center

The Health & Wellness Center is an urgent care facility conveniently located on the Saint Mary's College campus. Our staff provides confidential clinical services to all undergraduate students with compassion and integrity. Our holistic approach supports the mind, body, and spirit.

The Health and Wellness Center can be reached at (925) 631-4254.  

Administrative Hours of Operation:

  • Monday          9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday         9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday        10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday              9:00 am - 4:00 pm

     Closed daily 12 noon- 1:00 pm for lunch

Health Resources During the Academic Year

You can schedule an appointment through the Health and Wellness Portal or by calling the clinic. If you are experiencing the symptoms below, we are asking students to call the Health & Wellness Center at (925) 631-4254 before your appointment to arrange for rapid Covid-19 testing immediately prior to your visit:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Fever or chills
  • Body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell 

 If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. 

Our Clinicians provide medical services in an urgent care model to all full-time undergraduate students (and international graduate students) for illnesses and injuries. These services are provided regardless of health insurance or residential status. For serious or chronic illnesses, students are assessed by our Clinicians then referred or “bridged” to hospitals and medical providers in the community or to their primary medical provider at home.

There is a $10 - $20 Health & Wellness appointment fee.*  The H&WC also charges a nominal fee for in-house lab testing and procedures, immunizations, medications and supplies.  All fees for date of service will be billed to the students SMC account.  Please note that our services are for both residential and off campus students.

Services provided off campus such as laboratory testing, x-rays, consulting specialists, and hospitalizations are not covered by the College. In these cases, your health insurance would be used.

The Health & Wellness Center utilizes scheduled in-person visits or telehealth visits, if appropriate, to provide medical services. We do not offer walk-in services, so we ask that you call ahead or self-schedule your appointment. We almost always are able to offer same-day appointments

For medical needs, call the Health and Wellness Center at (925) 631-4254. Outside of normal business hours, students will be connected to a nurse advice line for medical needs. This website provides information for local off-campus resources. For clinical questions please email us via your SMC Health Portal. For administrative questions, you may call us or email us at

*If you have a financial hardship, please let your clinician know during your visit - we will make sure this is not a barrier to your care at the clinic.

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Medical Services

The following are some of the most common urgent care situations we encounter at the Health & Wellness Center:  

  • Respiratory conditions (bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, etc)

  • Ear, throat or eye infections

  • Gastrointestinal issues

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Dermatologic issues

  • GYN issues and Men’s health issues

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Musculoskeletal injuries 

  • Sleep problems

  • Allergies

  • Sexually transmitted infections

  • Eating disorders and body image concerns

  • Wound care

We are not able to list all of the services our office provides. Please contact the Health & Wellness Center for more information regarding our services.