General Information

As an urgent care clinic we strive to provide accessible and patient centered wellness services.  

Confidentiality

Medical records are confidential and are protected by law. Therefore, information in a student's medical records, absent an order of the court (subpoena or warrant), may not be disclosed, discussed, or copied without the student's written consent, except in the case of public health matters where certain diseases are required to be reported to Contra Costa County Health Services. If medical information is requested by either a private Clinician or by the Health & Wellness Center, this must be in writing with a release of information form signed by the student.

Eligibility

All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to use the Health & Wellness Center, no matter what insurance a student may have. The exception: International Graduate students are required to take the SMC-SHIP insurance so they may be seen in our Clinic.

Saint Mary's College faculty, staff, and graduate students (except international as noted above) are not eligible to use the Health Center at this time, except in the case of emergencies.

The Health and Wellness Center administers flu shots to faculty and staff for a fee.

Medical Excuses

The Health & Wellness Center does not issue class excuses but can provide documentation that a student was seen at the H&WC if needed.

Medical Requirements

Prior to starting classes at Saint Mary's, all undergraduate students must complete the following via the Health and Wellness Portal by August 1, 2021 (for Fall 2021 start) to prevent a registration hold:

  • Medical History Form
  • Immunization requirements: immunization records uploaded, showing that all required immunizations have been met.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening/Testing Form: with an upload of TB test results, if indicated.

Everfi Courses

Two required Health Education Courses - AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates - will be sent to incoming Fall 2021 undergraduate students through their SMC email by July 1, 2021. Both courses must be completed by August 1, 2021 to prevent a class registration hold.