Health Services

Marymount California University offers its students accessible, comprehensive and confidential care through its Student Wellness Center. Through the Student Wellness Center students are referred to medical services, receive counseling services, request wellness education, and conduct university business regarding health information forms, immunization records and health insurance. In addition to health services linkage, the Student Wellness Center includes a counseling services team, who offer confidential psychological services for Marymount students. Click here for more information on counseling resources and support.

Find / Contact Us

Location:
on the Oceanview Campus, Building 3 (adjacent to the MCU Bookstore)

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

By Appointment-Only Hours:
Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact Us:
(310) 303-7244 or just “drop-in”
After Hours: (310) 303-7237
Wellness@MarymountCalifornia.edu

 

Student Wellness Center Mission Statement

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) strives to provide integrated counseling and wellness services to support our diverse student population in achieving their highest potential.

We support the overall health of the campus community by providing a spectrum of services including psychological care and encouraging overall physical wellbeing through our campus staff and community partners. We promote a healthy lifestyle that will support academic success and lead to an optimum level of wellness. The SWC endeavors to provide a holistic health framework to provide easily accessible health care and health education to all MCU students with respect for their diverse social, religious, and cultural identities.

MEASLES HEALTH ADVISORY

The CDC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has published an Emergency Announcement indicating that there is a measles outbreak in the Los Angeles County Area.

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. Typically starts on the face or hairline and spread 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 immediately your health care provider (the number should be located on your health insurance card) or call your local public health department (visit this page for local listings ).

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.

 

Attention All Students!

New Students

Congratulations on making MCU your new home! Welcome! Go Mariners!

ANNUALLY There are three (3) things we ask for you to complete from the Student Wellness Center:

  1. Complete the Medical Information Form and update it annually if there are changes. This includes medical information, immunization records, and a copy of your health insurance card (both sides).
  2. Keep the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or Waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by 5pm PST on Add/Drop Day. Fall NEW Students are only eligible to waive in the fall. International students are automatically enrolled in SHIP. A fee of $1,425 is automatically billed to your student account annually (covers you from 8/25/19-8/25/20); Waiving does not guarantee approval, check your email frequently!
  3. Complete the mandatory online Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP)/AlcoholEdu Online Education Training.Graduate students are only to complete SAP.

Returning Students

ANNUALLY there are three (3) things we ask for you to complete from the Student Wellness Center:

  1. Keep SHIP or Waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by 5pm PST on Add/Drop Day. Fall NEW Students are only eligible to waive in the fall. International students are automatically enrolled in SHIP. A fee of $1,425 is automatically billed to your student account annually (covers you from 8/25/19-8/25/20); Waiving does not guarantee approval, check your email frequently!
  2. Complete the MANDATORY online Sexual Assault Prevention(SAP)/AlcoholEdu Online Education Training. Graduate students are only to complete SAP.
  3. Update the Medical Information Form if there are 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.

Marymount California University’s Health Insurance Requirement

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 (SHIP. Students registered for undergraduate and/or graduate classes will be automatically enrolled in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and charged through their tuition statement each semester.

INSURANCE AND FORMS

Health Insurance

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 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. Update annually any changes to your health insurance coverage to the SWC office (submit copy of both sides of your insurance card). Submitting proof of health insurance coverage to the SWC Office does not waive you out of the mandatory insurance plan (SHIP).

International students are required to purchase the Student Accident and Health Insurance plan designed for Marymount California University. This policy ensures that the 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.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)/Relation:
Access the SHIP/Relation website to find a provider, obtain a medical claim form, certificate brochure, FAQ and more: www.4studenthealth.com/marymount

Medical Information & Vaccination Requirements
Per University policy, all Marymount California University students must submit a health and vaccination form to the Admission office. The SWC Medical Information Form (which includes health history and immunization records) must be submitted for all students. Required immunizations must be current and documented.

All forms must be complete and updated BEFORE the student attends classes. Failure to provide the required records will prohibit students from registering for classes. See Section 2 of the Medical Information Form for a list of required and recommended immunizations.

Health Insurance Selection/Waiver Process

Beginning June 1, 2019 ALL (new and returning) full-time domestic students may apply to waive or refuse the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). To receive a waiver you must submit proof of health insurance online to the waiver portal.

Applying for a waiver does not guarantee approval. Enrollment is automatic. The waiver application portal deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is the add/drop date of the fall semester (5pm PST). Only NEW Spring 2020 students will be eligible to waive out in the spring semester. International students are automatically enrolled in the SHIP and are not eligible to waive. If you do not apply for a waiver, you will be automatically enrolled in SHIP. All full-time (new and returning) domestic students must waive annually. For more information about SHIP visit their website.

Questions? Stop by the SWC office (adjacent to the bookstore) or call the SWC office at 310-303-7244, Email: Wellness@marymountcalifornia.edu

When You Need Help…

The SWC does not have a medical provider on-campus. Please go to your nearest emergency room or call 9-1-1 if you are having an emergency.

The SWC Staff can assist you in connecting you to a local medical provider. You may also call the number on your health insurance card for a listing of local providers.

Nurse24

Optuma’s NCQA and URAC accredited Nurse24 program provides telephonic support to students/members so they can better manage their health. Nurse24, a toll-free service available to all Mariners, helps members coping with chronic and acute illnesses, episodic or injury-related events and other healthcare issues. Highly trained registered nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to monitor and process healthcare inquiries that help members make informed healthcare decisions on topics such as:

  • Caring for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Seeking the most appropriate help based on medical concerns
  • Identifying and addressing emergency medical matters
  • Preparing for doctor visits
  • Understanding prescription medications
  • Helping with lifestyle choices to improve health
  • Providing education and support regarding decisions about tests

If Nurse24 nurses discover an urgent situation during a call, they guide participants to the most appropriate course of action, including referrals to hospital emergency rooms, urgent care centers, the 911 national emergency number or the participant’s physician.

The Nurse24 program provides a comprehensive solution for students/members coping with chronic and acute illnesses, episodic or injury-related events and other healthcare issues. By providing immediate triage support and empowering improved member decision-making, we help reduce medical costs and improve member satisfaction.

For assistance with accessing Nurse24 call the Student Wellness Center, 310-303-7244.  Nurse24 Telephone Service Contact Information coming soon!

Click for the MCU-SWC Medical Map and Local Pharmacies.

Physician Office Visits / Immediate Care
Students without a local physician may visit:

P.V. Family & Immediate Medical Care Center
26516 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
(310) 541-7911
M-F, 8am-8pm; Weekends: 8am-4pm
Most insurance plans accepted. Cash payment available.

Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser Members ONLY)
Urgent Care Facility-Harbor City
25965 Normandie Ave., Harbor City, CA 90710
(800) 780-1230 or Walk-In
Check in at Urgent Care Clinic on 1st floor
8:30am to 8:30pm, 7 days a week
For care after office hours:  888-576-6225 (toll free)

Providence Medical Institute-San Pedro
1499 W. First Street, San Pedro, CA 90732
M-F 8am-7pm and Sat.-Sun. 9am-5pm
(310) 241-2590

Emergency Care

Call 9-1-1 or Go to the Nearest Emergency Room
Students with life-threatening injuries, accidental poisonings, behavioral health or chemical dependency issues, or those who might be victims of a crime (such as assault) should be seen in a hospital emergency department.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro
1300 W. Seventh St., San Pedro 90732
310-832-3311
Walk-in

Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser Members ONLY)
25825 Vermont Ave., Harbor City, CA 90710
(800) 780-1230
Walk-in

Psychiatric Care

Del Amo Hospital-Torrance
23700 Camino Del Sol, Torrance, CA 90505
(800) 533-5266

ACCESS (LA County Department of Mental Health)
(800) 854-7771 (24/7)

Health Services

Marymount California University cares about its students and their well-being.  We offer referrals to great local providers as well as confidential services.

Phone: (310) 303-7244