Enrty to student health service at LAC in A1010, the $19 health services fee gives enrolled students access to health services with a Nurse Practitioner.
Enrty to student health service at LAC in A1010, the $19 health services fee gives enrolled students access to health services with a Nurse Practitioner.

By Jerick Enclan Leblanc/Staff Writer/@JerickJake

Student Health Services provides optimal wellness through quality and accessible clinical care on-campus. Other services offered can range from tuberculosis testing, glucose, cholesterol, urine, anemia testing, pregnancy testing, vision screening, first aid treatment and blood pressure testing. They have also provided prescriptions and evaluation, treatment and referrals in some cases.

Student Health Services at the LAC are in A1010 and downstairs in the new GG Building at PCC.

Nursing student, Caroline Anderson, 44, a first semester student said, “I come here to get all the immunizations I need for the nursing program.”

Student Health Services are offered on both, LAC and PCC and shuttle services are provided to assist students. It is staffed by nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and health care technicians. “I like going to LACC campus because they are so nice here and so patient with all of my questions,” Anderson said.

Student Health Services engages students in making informed decisions about health-related concerns and provides referrals to other health care providers in serious cases. What’s included with enrollment are emergency contraceptives, over-the-counter medications and on campus health-related programs.

Culinary major Sharon McNair, 61, said, “Part of my culinary program requirements is regular skin testing for class. I come here to get it done as part of my class and the services here are not only convenient but they are very nice.”

According to the Student Health Services website, “We promote optimal wellness by role-modeling healthy physical, emotional, and social behaviors. Providing awareness of long-term health benefits for students and their families, by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning.”

As a new mother of a baby boy, Dianna Forte, 25, a social work major said, “I had a baby 5 months ago and this is a place that I go so I can pump in between classes. It’s a place that I come to relax and they make it really private and convenient for me to be able to do that.”

For a nominal fee, Student Health Services can provide testing as well as referrals for Hepatitis B immunizations, MMR immunizations, flu vaccinations (seasonal), as well as physical exams by the nurse practitioner.

Business hours for both LAC and PCC are from Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. Further information may be found on studenthealth.LBCC.edu and by calling LAC at (562) 938-4210 or PCC (562) 938-3992.