Health Services

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Students can access the following health services through the Student Wellness Center:

  • Medical services
  • Counseling services
  • Health information
  • Health insurance forms and immunization records
  • Wellness education

See below for details about health requirements, forms, emergency alerts and other health care resources.

Health requirements for students
  1. Complete the medical information form 2020 – 2021. This includes your medical information and history, immunization records (including TB test results within one year) and a copy of your health insurance card (both sides). You must update it annually if you experience any medical changes, such as a new diagnosis, medical condition or allergy).
  2. Keep the student health insurance plan (SHIP) or waive out by 5 p.m. PST on add/drop day. New domestic students are only eligible to waive the student health insurance plan in the spring. International students are automatically enrolled. A SHIP fee is automatically billed to your student account. Click here for more information about student health insurance plan. Waiving does not guarantee approval, so check your email frequently!
  3. Complete the mandatory online sexual assault prevention/alcohol education online education training. Registration codes TBA. Graduate students should complete only the sexual assault prevention training.
  1. Keep the student health insurance plan (SHIP) or waive it by 5 p.m. PST on add/drop day. New students are only eligible to waive the student health insurance plan in the fall. International students are automatically enrolled. A SHIP fee is automatically billed to your student account annually. Waiving does not guarantee approval, so check your email frequently!
  2. Complete the mandatory online sexual assault prevention/alcohol education online education training. Registration codes TBA. Graduate students should complete only the sexual assault prevention training.
  3. Update the medical information form 2020 – 2021 if you experience any important medical changes, such as a new diagnosis, medical condition or allergy. Plus, submit a copy of your health insurance card (both sides) if there are any changes to your health coverage.

All full-time students are required to have health insurance during their enrollment at MCU. Students may elect coverage through their own individual/family plan or the university’s student health insurance plan. Students registered for undergraduate and/or graduate classes will be automatically enrolled and charged through their tuition statement each semester.

All students are required to show satisfactory proof of accident and medical insurance. Any student involved in an accident or other emergency on campus should notify the Office of Student Affairs to immediately. If hospitalization or emergency treatment is needed on campus, university policy is to call for local paramedic service.

All health-related costs are the sole responsibility of the student. Please update any changes to your health insurance coverage annually through the Student Wellness Center (submit a copy of both sides of your insurance card). Submitting proof of health insurance coverage does not mean you have waived the mandatory student health insurance plan.

International students are required to purchase the student accident and health insurance plan offered by Marymount California University. This policy ensures an international student’s medical coverage is in compliance with the new mandates of the United States Information Agency and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs.

Access the student health insurance plan website for information on your enrollment, eligibility and how to use your plan. You’ll find specific information on providers, pharmacy benefits and how to get your medical bills paid.

Enrollment in the student health insurance plan is automatic. However, beginning June 1, 2019, all full-time domestic students (new and returning) may apply to waive or refuse the student health insurance plan. To receive a waiver, you must submit proof of health insurance online to the waiver portal. This must be done annually.

Applying for a waiver does not guarantee approval.

Waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) here.

The waiver application portal deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is the add/drop date of the fall semester (5 p.m. PST). Only new spring 2020 students will be eligible to waive it in the spring semester. International students are automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan and are not eligible to waive. If you do not apply for a waiver, you will be automatically enrolled in SHIP.

For more information about the student health insurance plan, visit the website.

Per university policy, all Marymount California University students must submit a vaccination form to the Admission office.

All students also must submit the Student Wellness Center medical information form, which includes health history and immunization records. Required immunizations must be current and documented.

All forms must be complete and updated before you attend classes. Failure to provide the required records will prohibit you from registering for classes. See Section 2 of the medical information form for a list of required and recommended immunizations.

Questions?
Stop by the Student Wellness Center (adjacent to the bookstore), call us at (310) 303-7244 or email wellness@marymountcalifornia.edu.

COVID-19 Advisory:
  • Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it’s unclear how easily the virus spreads between people.
  • The situation is evolving. This notice will be updated as more information becomes available.


Per the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH), here are the current recommendations:

  1. Self-Isolate: Stay home when sick (don’t wait till you are too sick to get out of bed to stay home), DO NOT WALK OVER TO THE STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER IF YOU ARE ILL.
  2. Wash hands FREQUENTLY with soap and water (20 seconds);
  3. Cover your cough (if you use a tissue, throw the tissue away and then wash your hands or you can use your elbow/sleeve);
  4. Get vaccinated for the flu;
  5. Know your provider. Figure out who your health provider is AND how you will contact them if you need any further assessments/assistance. Remember to call the 24Hr/Nurseline 1-877-856-8163 if you need to. If you are on the Student Health Insurance Plan visit SHIP for more information and resources. 

*Continue to monitor the DPH for more up-to-date information and recommendations regarding COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. 

If you choose to stay local (or at the Villas) over spring break, use the Los Angeles DPH recommendations listed above. It’s important that we all are prepared, check out: PREPARE!  

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments at Wellness@Marymountcalifornia.edu or call (310) 303-7244.

For more information about this and other health advisories visit:  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

Additional Resources:

CDC Coronavirus main website

LAC DPH Coronavirus website

Click here for “What You Need to Know” and here for “What to Do if You Are Sick”

Psychological Tips for Managing Coronavirus Concerns

Preparing for a Pandemic

Measles health advisory

The CDC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have published an emergency announcement indicating a measles outbreak in Los Angeles County.

Measles is a serious disease caused by a virus.

It is very contagious and spreads through the air.

What are the symptoms?

People with measles will get symptoms 10-12 days after being exposed to the disease. Symptoms include:

  • High fever (over 101°F)
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Rash of red spots. Some are slightly raised. The rash typically starts on the face or hairline and spreads to the rest of the body.

Almost everyone who has not had the measles vaccine will get measles if exposed to the measles virus. There is no treatment for measles. The best way to prevent measles is to be up-to-date with vaccines. The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is safe and effective at preventing measles, mumps and rubella.

If you think you may be exposed to measles and start developing a fever and rash, stay home and call your healthcare provider immediately (the number should be located on your health insurance card) or call your local public health department.

Do not walk into your health care provider’s office or the ER without notifying them first that you may have measles as they need to take precautions to keep you and our MCU community safe.

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments at wellness@MarymountCalifornia.edu or call (310) 303-7244.

For more information, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ip/VPD_measles.htm or https://www.cdc.gov/measles/.

For low-cost or no-cost vaccine clinics, call 2-1-1.

Student Wellness Center
wellness@MarymountCalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7244
(310) 303-7372 (after hours)

Administrative hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By appointment-only hours
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Note: All administrative services and appointments are conducted online or via telephone until further notice.

Campus location
Building 3 (adjacent to the MCU Bookstore)

Additional services at the Villas
Office of Residential Life and Student Conduct
Mariners Landing at The Villas
600 Palos Verdes Drive North
Room 202

Online classes extended through the semester and work-from-home status for employees. Villas remain open.