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 expects all students registered in six or more units to be covered by a medical insurance plan. Healthcare costs can become quite expensive if an unexpected emergency, accident or unforeseen health problem develops. Having an adequate plan that is accepted by local providers is very important. It is important that students are familiar with how to use their health plan, carry their own insurance card and be advised about co-pays and deductibles. 

Any student who has chronic or special health or mental health needs should consider obtaining a Marin County primary care provider, including psychiatric providers.  

Please contact us for more information about how to obtain your own individual health plan.

Please note the following exception: 

  • Students covered by a plan from out of the area or state should check with their plan administrator to make sure it is acceptable in the Marin County area.
  • Students covered by MediCal or other state/federal health plan can check with their plan administrator to be assigned to a local provider clinic.

Student Health Services is happy to assist with referrals to local providers such as labs, pharmacies, clinics, primary care providers if there is a need beyond the services we can provide.

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

Visit 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

Student Health Center Director Family Nurse Practitioner
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Richard Bodony, MD

Medical Director, Student Health Services
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Mary Vidal

Health Services Coordinator