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STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

The health center offers a wide range of services for the students, including but not limited to medical services, health counseling, crisis and personal counseling, and provides you with additional community resources if needed. 

  • Santa Maria location is in Room W-12 ext. 3212
  • Lompoc Valley Center is in Room 1-109 ext. 5207

Services offered

The Center | CAPSLO

The Center for Health and Prevention provides free to low-cost family planning services and reproductive/sexual health services to men, women, teens, and undocumented individuals. We accept CenCal and are open to ALL! Walk-ins welcome and same-day appointments available. Services offered in Spanish

Contact:

  • Arroyo Grande: 805-489-4026
    • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • San Luis Obispo: 805-544-2478
    • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Services include, but not limited to:

  • Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
  • All Contraceptive Methods
  • Testing & Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
  • Clinical Breast Exams & Referrals for Free Mammograms
  • Pap Smears
  • Genital Exams
  • Menopausal services
  • Sexual Health Education
  • Colposcopy /Cryotherapy for Treatment of Abnormal Pap Tests
  • The Teen Wellness Program

Mental Health

Health center counseling

The health center is a great resource for students who are seeking counseling while at school and have a busy schedule. Those who experience stress, anxiety, and depression for two or more weeks and are beginning to have sad, hopeless, anxious, depression, and other disturbing thoughts should consider talking to a counselor for additional help.

Health services employeesWhile utilizing the counseling services, check out the variety of meditations online accessible to all students and are free to download so you can hear them at your convenience! 

For those students who pay the health fee can meet with a counselor up to 10 times per semester. Contact them immediately to get your appointment as soon as possible. 

TimelyCare Free Health Services

This new telehealth program provides FREE access to 24/7 medical and mental virtual health care from anywhere in the United States, with no cost to use for all Allan Hancock College Students! Whether you're feeling under the weather, anxious, or overwhelmed, you can now talk to a licensed healthcare provider from their smartphone or any web-enabled device. Licensed providers are available to offer medical and mental health support via phone or secure video visits. 

Services provided include:

  • Medical: 24/7, on-demand access to a medical provider who can treat a wide range of common illnesses like cold and flu, sinus infection, allergies, and more
  • TalkNow: 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk about anything at anytime
  • Scheduled Counseling: scheduled options to speak to a licensed counselor (12 sessions per year)

Go to timelycare.com/hancock to register with your preferred name and my.hancockcollege email address. Students can then have virtual visits from any web-enabled device – smartphone, laptop, or desktop. TimelyCare is available from anywhere in the United States.

Transitions Mental Health Association

Central Coast Hotline: (800) 783-0607 24/7 confidential and free support

Central Coast Hotline is a confidential mental health guidance, crisis and suicide prevention telephone line which also provides mental health resource information. Central Coast Hotline strives to reduce stigma, to educate and inform our community about mental illness – what it is and what it is not.

Central Coast Hotline may refer callers with other needs to 2-1-1, the universal three digit dialing code operated locally by United Way. This is a free information and referral service which connects individuals and families with community resources.

For non-crisis calls, Central Coast Hotline may also refer callers to the California Peer Support WarmLine at 855-845-7415.

YouthWell

One of the biggest reasons people don't seek help or support when they are struggling with a mental health challenge is because of the stigma and shame associated with it. YouthWell focuses on education, support, prevention and early intervention (PEI), connecting youth and families to mental health and wellness resources before the crisis. YouthWell seeks to simplify access to mental health and wellness resources for youth ages 10-25 and their families, making solid connections through warm handoffs.

SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION

The health center provides a safe and nonjudgmental environment for those who have experienced sexual assault. Click the "Sexual Assault information" for more detailed information and resources on the different help for students of Allan Hancock College. Please know you are not alone, we are here to help and provide you with the proper tools needed. 

Front desk lady assisting studentsadditional on campus health services

A few other services provided for the students in the health service are:

  • Acupuncture and massage therapy 
  • Referral to low-cost clinics
  • HIV testing by appointment
  • Assistance with student accident insurance claims/forms
  • TB screening
  • Eating disorder information and screening
  • Men's health information
  • Vision and hearing screening

HEALTH INSURANCE

KeenanDirect advantages for Students:

  • Simplify: Work one-on-one with licensed and certified agents to quickly and easily determine insurance needs and identify the insurance plan that best meets each student's individual needs.
  • Save Time: A single phone call provides information and access to a variety of major California carriers and health plans, including Covered California.
  • Save Money: Expert guidance and assistance to determine eligibility for subsidies or Medi-Cal.
  • Quick Resolution: KeenanDirect agents can complete insurance applications over the phone.

For complimentary assistance please refer students to call 1.844.580.6857 or visit our website at www.keenandirect.com for assistance. 

Resources: 

Keenan Direct Resource Page

Keenan Direct Blog: Insurance 101

Apply for Health Insurance

Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS. Medi-Cal is financed equally by the state and federal government.
Contact ​(800) 300-1506 for more information or to apply. Check out the Learning Center for more information
Looking for more help? Contact the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services

ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE use information

SB County Department of Behavioral Wellness
  • The Department of Behavioral Wellness offers services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries struggling with alcohol and drug use.
  • For Medi-Cal beneficiaries, call the access line for a Medical Detox 1 (888) 868-1649
Recovery Point Detox/Acute Care
  • Social Model Detox
    • Residential program that provides 7-14 day acute detoxification, while attending private counseling sessions
    • 24 hour staff supervision and support, through local treatment providers in the community
    • 12 step program and aftercare
RehabSpot
  • Alcoholism Treatment, Call (844) 252-0869 to get connected to a treatment center. You do not have to struggle alone, get in touch with a treatment provider for more information.

Out-Patient

Coastal Valley Substance Abuse Center
  • "Offers a variety of counseling and drug testing services to adults and adolescents in the Santa Barbara County. Working closely with the courts, probation, and Santa Barbara Alcohol and Drug programs." 

Sober Living Homes

Project Preemie (Good Samaritan Shelter)
  • "Program designed for pregnant and parenting women with dual diagnosis issues:
  • Assist women and Thier children who have been affected by substance abuse. With also providing them with housing for a limited time if the client needs more then outpatient treatments.