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.
All full time undergraduate students are eligible to use the Health & Wellness Center, no matter what insurance a student may have. Saint Mary's College faculty, staff, and graduate students are not eligible to use the Health Center at this time, except in the case of emergencies. The H&WC does offer flu shots, at a charge, to all faculty and staff. The nurses will see faculty and staff for blood pressure checks when time allows.
The Health & Wellness Center does not issue class excuses, but can provide documentation that a student was seen at the H&WC if needed by the student.
The Center maintains a comprehensive list of medical resources in the local community. The list includes referrals for dermatology, orthopedics, surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, etc. Also included on this list are referrals for practitioners such as chiropractic medicine, nutritionists, eating disorder specialists, dentists, and local listings for traveler’s health and STD testing.
Prior to beginning classes at Saint Mary's College, all undergraduate students must complete the following:
- Medical History Form
- Immunization requirements: with immunization records attached
- Tuberculosis (TB) Scrrening/Testing Form: with review of a Healthcare Provider if indicated
- Think About it Online Course
All of these requirements must be met by February 1, 2017 for Spring start students to prevent a registration hold. See the link below for the Medical History Form, which includes the Immunization requirements and Tuberculosis Screening/Testing Form.
The link for the Think About It course has been sent to every incoming Spring 2017 undergraduate student through their Saint Mary's College email. Please see below for a FAQ sheet regarding Think About It.
If you have taken a similar course at a previous institution, and would like to be considered for an exemption to the course, please complete the exemption from below and fax to the Health and Wellness Center at (925) 376-2238 or email a completed form to [email protected]. All forms will be reviewed and the student will be contacted with a decision regarding the course.