Primary Care Services

Primary Care Services

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) primary care department offers a wide range of services tailored to the unique needs of college students.  Appointments are available daily with board certified physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Prescheduled Appointment Scheduling

Appointments for primary care services may be made online via the patient portal link obove, in person at SHCS, or by calling (916) 278-6461 and speaking to one of our trained SHCS patient service representatives.

Routine, prescheduled appointments may be made for a variety of services including:

  • Care and treatment for some common chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, hypertension, etc.)
  • Treatment of some common mental health issues (such as anxiety and depression) in conjunction with our counseling services
  • Birth control starts, refills and method change
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment
  • Women's Health Exams
  • Physical exams including those for work, school or volunteer positions
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Wart treatment and other minor skin lesion removal
  • Vaccination and Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Sexual health problems  (e.g. symptomatic STI evaluation and treatment, bladder infections, emergency contraception, etc.)

Same Day Appointments

If you require a same day appointment for an urgent symptom, and you are unable to make an appointment online, please call Student Health and Counseling Services at (916) 278-6461.

Please bring your OneCard, drivers license or state issued picture ID with you to your visit.

Urgent or Emergent Symptoms

Urgent Symptoms

An urgent care need is one that requires prompt medical attention, usually within 24 to 48 hours, but is not an emergent medical condition. Examples of urgent care situations include:

  •  minor injuries
  •  sore throats and upper respiratory symptoms
  •  ear ache
  •  coughs
  •  backaches
  •  frequent urination or burning sensation when urinating
Emergent Symptoms

What symptoms require immediate medical care?

  • chest pain or pressure which may radiate to the arms, neck, back, shoulder, jaw, arm, or wrist
  • sudden onset of severe abdominal pain
  • severe shortness of breath
  • sudden decrease in or loss of consciousness
  • sudden inability to talk or to move one side of the body, or sudden slurred speech
  • severe, persistent bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • major injuries such as gunshot or stab wounds or severe injuries from a vehicle accident

If you think you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately! Do not attempt to access emergency care through this website.