Student Health Center

Your health, wellbeing, and academic success are important to us. Our services include physical evaluation and treatment, health education and preventative services, and emotional and psychological support and counseling. Services are free of charge and available to all registered Dominican students.

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The Student Health Center (SHC) provides free health service to all currently registered students regardless of your medical insurance plan. If additional diagnostic, laboratory, radiological or prescriptions are ordered to further evaluate or treat after being seen at the Student Health Center, you or your insurance carrier will be responsible for these costs. You will be referred to local providers for care beyond our scope of practice.

Our Services

  • Evaluation & treatment of acute illnesses & minor injuries
  • Health education & evaluation of health concerns
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Birth Control
  • Sexual, STI & reproductive counseling and services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Smoking and vaping cessation counseling
  • Stress management counseling
  • Tuberculin skin testing ($10 each)
  • Vaccinations: Flu shots (starting in October)  For other vaccinations, please call your primary care provider or one of our local pharmacies (who can bill your insurance if you have a plan other than Kaiser).

Dominican is committed to making your academic experience meaningful and successful, which also includes your health and wellness. To ensure you have access to health care while attending Dominican, it is required that select students have health insurance as a condition of enrollment. 

view the student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) 

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is here to represent you regarding student health concerns, student well-being, and providing feedback on University wellness initiatives. The committee also educates and promotes health, medical and counseling services available on campus.

Our SHAC team includes:

  • Emilio Villavicencio, Class of '20, second year graduate OT student
  • Abigail Baltzer: Class of ‘20, Nursing major
  • Emily Rakitnichan: Class of ‘21, Nursing major
  • Nora Fey: Class of ’21, Nursing major and SHC work study student employee
  • Noemie Von Kaenel: Class of ‘20 and ‘21 (Masters), Occupational Therapy
  • Susana McKeough, MS, FNP, Student Health Center Director
  • Tamera McNeil, Class of '22, Masters in OT Class of '23
  • Criselle Ramos: Class of ’21, Psychology major
  • Justine Mae Bonificio: Class of ‘21, Business major 
  • Arianna Inouye: Class of ‘23 and ‘24 (Masters), Occupational Therapy

We welcome your feedback, ideas, concerns, or questions regarding student physical and mental health, and Student Health and University Counseling Services. Your SHAC representatives will share your feedback with the committee for discussion.

All registered Dominican students are required to submit the health forms to the Student Health Center.

View Forms and Resources

Visits to the SHC are confidential. Medical records will not be released to anyone without prior written consent by the student. Only in the event of a threat of harm to oneself or another is the SHC staff legally and ethically bound to step beyond confidentiality to safeguard the well-being of those involved. California state law requires that students under the age of 18 need the informed consent of a parent or legal guardian before care or treatment can be given at the SHC. However, if the care involves reproductive health issues (i.e., pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections) no parental consent can be sought, by law.


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Student Zen Zone

The Zen Zone is temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is a calm space located in the Library, Room 209, to breathe, recenter and revive. Created by students in the Student Health Advisory Committee and the Dominican Student Occupational Therapy Association.

Meet the Team

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Susana McKeough, MSN, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner Student Health Center Director
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Richard Bodony, MD

Medical Director, Student Health Center
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Mary Vidal, EMT

Health Services Coordinator