Physical Health Services
Riverside City College Student Health Services provides a welcome and caring place with Registered Nurses available for health education and services. We are here to support students in maintaining a healthy lifestyle that ultimately improves attendance, engagement, and success in college.
Appointments are available for in-person visits or virtually via tele-health (ZOOM). Walk-in visits may be limited and based on provider availability.
FOR IMMEDIATE OR EMERGENCY HELP - CALL 911
Students reporting symptoms of illness or positive COVID-19 testing, may use this form to notify us -
We ask that you please remain home until our office can provide guidance for return to campus.
- Short Term Care for Health-Related Concerns (chronic, complicated, or long-term support will be provided a referral to community partners and resources)
- Evaluation and treatment of minor injuries and/or illness
- Preventative Health Promotion and Education
- Immunization Counseling, TB Screening, Lab Testing, and Low-cost Vaccines
- Community Referrals
- Free Over-the-Counter Medications
Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention
Combatting opioid crisis: RCC Student Health equips you to prevent and identify overdoses. Get Nasal Narcan, a life-saving medication, and learn more.
For more information on opioid overdose prevention training and to obtain free Narcan Nasal Spray, contact Student Health & Psychological Services Office at (951) 222-8151.
- California Department of Public Health: Opioid and substance use prevention resources for young adults
- Next Distro: Information and links on resources in California for Naloxone access, drug treatment support, crisis hotlines and mail-based harm reduction supplies. https://nextdistro.org/california
- Inland Empire Harm Reduction for Riverside/San Bernardino County: Offers Naloxone and overdose response training for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Call or text a hotline to request naloxone and/or fentanyl test strips which can be picked up at the office in Riverside or sent by mail or delivery. https://www.ieharmreduction.org/
- Harm Reduction Coalition: Opioid overdose training guide that covers all the information you need to know about how to respond in the event of an overdose. https://harmreduction.org/issues/overdose-prevention/overview/overdose-basics/
Privacy and Eligibility
Your medical records and all visit and discussions with Health Services staff are protected and confidential. Records will not be released without written consent of the student unless required by law.
You must be a registered student to be eligible for services. Family members are not eligible. Faculty and staff are not eligible to use the services except for TB Risk Assessments as required by the District as a condition of employment.
College registration fees include a State Mandatory Health Fee. This provides access to Health Services providers FREE of CHARGE. Additional fees for some exams, labs, treatments, and vaccines may occur. All fees will be discussed at time of visit and prior to any services.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Health Services Fee is a mandated requirement from the State of California. You can request to waive your fee by completing a Health Services FEE WAIVER and submitting the REQUIRED documentation to Student Health & Psychological Services (located in the Bradshaw Building below the Bookstore or via email - HealthServices@RCC.edu. Requests received without the required documents will be denied.
The college does not provide medical insurance. However, many students are eligible for low or no cost insurance. The Health Services office has referrals to help you get coverage. Please come by anytime and talk with our staff! Having access to health insurance is essential to student success and wellness.
California Marketplace has several options for affordable healthcare and dental insurance. Application and more information can be found at the Covered California Website: https://www.coveredca.com/
All accidents should be reported immediately to your instructor, coach/athletic trainer, and Health Services. As a registered student, limited insurance is provided against accidental injury occurring in class or while participating in a college sponsored event. This is a secondary insurance and a deductible applies. Medical or preexisting illness is not a covered benefit. It is the student's responsibility to file a claim. All students are encouraged to carry their own health insurance. You can learn more by visiting RCCD Risk Management webpages.
There are no mandatory immunizations needed for RCC college admission. However, some academic programs and transfer universities have their own requirements. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and understand these requirements. Our Registered Nurses are available to review and explain what is needed and assist in meeting these requirements. We will provide counsel, develop a timeline for you, and provide services or referrals as needed.