Office hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Phone: 619-482-6354 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Chat (Cranium Cafe): Video Conference and Web chat
We are here to support each of our student’s needs. Chat live on Cranium Café by finding an online staff member below. To learn more, visit the Virtual Welcome Center. Our student service specialists have their hours of availability listed on their profile cards. If a team member's hours are not reflective of their availability, they are likely supporting another student. We give each of our students the individual attention and time they deserve. Thank you for your patience.Video chat with Health Services Front Desk on Cranium Cafe
Information and Services
Eligibility for Services
Health Services is available to students enrolled in the current semester, and who have paid the Health Services fee.
If you are unsure of your eligibility for services, a staff member will assist in checking your status and answering general questions .
Health Fee (includes accident insurance/liability fee)
A health fee is collected to cover the cost of student accident insurance and to help fund the operational expenses of the Health Services Center (Ed Code 76355). Students may be exempted for the following reasons:
Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing according to the teaching of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization may petition for exemption from the health fee ( available online at 1tbf.tanenbaumchat.org).
Students who qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) A to cover enrollment fees.
High school students enrolled at the Sweetwater Union High School District taking designated classes at high school sites only.
Students attending under an approved apprenticeship training program.
Status Fee Fall/Spring Semester 0.5 - 5.5 units $18 per term 6 units or more $21 per term Summer Session $18 per term
Services Currently Available
Southwestern College is practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All college campuses and offices are closed. Health Services staff are not seeing students in person. Health Services staff are available to students via online video conference, webchat, and phone consultation. Contact a Health Services staff person through Cranium Cafe to schedule your appointment. For more information call 619-482-6354, or email email@example.com.
The following services are available to students via Cranium Cafe and phone consultation, unless noted otherwise. Some services may require more than one appointment.
- Health Counseling and Referral.
- Health Education Information.
- HIV Home testing kits available through San Ysidro Health. Please call 619-662-4161. Confidential. Free of cost.
- Mental Health Counseling and Referral
- Immunization Review. Available through Cranium Cafe only.
- Lab orders for blood testing. Available through Cranium Cafe only. Services are still pending.
- Medical record request. Available through Cranium Cafe. Electronic copies will be available only. The $3 fee will be waived for the duration of the college campus closure.
- SDIR Verification (San Diego Regional Immunization Registry). Available through Cranium Cafe only.
- Tuberculosis Risk Assessment. Available through Cranium Cafe only.
The following services have been put on hold until further notice:
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Body Fat Calculation
- Doctor Consultation
- First Aid
- Over the Counter Medications
- Sexual Health and Education
- Pregnancy tests, and condoms.
- Monthly STD/HIV testing
- Monthly Blood Drives
- Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing
- Vaccinations and Immunizations (Hep B, Tdap, and Flu shot)
- Vision Screening
(619) 482-6380 Non-emergency calls or x6380 from any college office phone.
(619) 216-6691 Emergency calls or campus payphone dial *91 or any campus call box
Other Police Agencies
Emergency Paramedics/Ambulance 911
Chula Vista Police (619) 691-5151
San Diego Police Dept (619) 531-2000
National City Police Dept (619) 336-4400
- Alanon/Alateen (619) 296-2666
- Alcoholics Anonymous (619) 265-8762
- Becky's House Emergency Shelter (619) 234-3164
- Casa Nuestra (619) 420-4663 or (800) 640-2933
- Casa Segura (619) 420-3620
- Child Abuse Hotline (800) 344-6000 or (858) 560-2191
- Crisis Team/CMH/Drug Hotline (888) 724-7240
- Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline (888) 385-4657
- Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) (619) 584-1007
- National AIDS Hotline (800) 922-2437
- Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222
- Project Safe House (619) 267-8023
- South Bay Community Services (800) 640-2933 24-hour Hotline
- South Bay Regional Recovery Center (619) 691-8164
Immediately report all accidents to the instructor, supervisor, or person in charge. All accidents must be reported to Health Services as soon as possible. An accident report is required to substantiate an insurance claim. Contact Health Services or athletic trainer for insurance reporting forms and information. Time is of the essence! Do not delay reporting.
Accident Report Information
The completion of an accident form is necessary for all injuries and/or accidents that occur on-campus and/or off-campus during a college sponsored activity. The accident report must be completed as soon as possible after the reported incident.
The completion of the accident form is assigned to the instructor, supervisor, or person in charge. Please inform student/non-employee that the completion of an accident report form is not a claim for insurance. However, if an insurance claim is necessary, the student/non-employee should be directed to Health Services.
Student Accident Insurance Eligibility
- Students enrolled and registered, while attending regularly scheduled classes at college; or while attending college, supervised, and administratively approved activities, including club activities, or traveling under college supervision to and from college sponsored events.
- Student athletes enrolled and registered, while participating in or attending any regularly scheduled practice or competition supervised by an authorized representative of the college; or while traveling directly to and from practice or competition with other members as a group, provided such travel is supervised by an authorized representative of the college.
- Children of students while in or about the childcare facility provided by the college, provided that the facility is on the college campus; or while attending “Mommy and Me” classes provided by the college with their student parent, if applicable.
- High risk students who have paid the appropriate premiums, attending Fire or Police Academies associated with the college.
Written notice of claim must be submitted within 120 days after the date of the accidental injury.
College Accident Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Home and Distance Learning: For students affected by mandated school closures and stay-at-home orders, Anthem has agreed to extend coverage under their student accident polices to students at home while they are completing their schoolwork during normal school hours until such time that the school reopens to students, or until the school year ends.
Student Athletes: With the closure of schools across the country, athletes still need to continue conditioning and workouts from home. Therefore, for the period of time that the school remains closed, or until the school year ends, Anthem will extend coverage to these athletes to include training, conditioning, and related activities provided by athletic department personnel in accordance with their procedures and controls where those activities are approved by the school and take place at facilities authorized by the school, which may include student residences.
Extending Benefit Periods: As there may be disruptions around the care of previously injured students and athletes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including rescheduled surgeries or delayed doctor appointments that would have otherwise been covered, Anthem has agreed to extend the benefit period on a case-by-case basis. The staff at Student Insurance will assist your staff and the claimant to certify that their services were deferred solely due to the COVID-19 pandemic to get any related services covered.
*Source: 08/05/2020 email received from Kimberly Rowan, Executive Account Manager of Student Insurance. Subject: Your Anthem College Accident Coverage During COVID-19
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Southwestern Community College District is committed to providing a drug-free environment. The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR, Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) requires Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to provide written information regarding the institution’s Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program. The purpose of this regulation is to inform and assist students concerning the prevention and unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on school premises, or as part of any of its activities.
This list of community resources is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by SWC Student Health Services. This list is updated at the start of the academic year. Please keep in mind the information listed may change without notice.
Clinic Location Phone AFC Urgent Care 760 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 821-2300 CVS Minute Clinics Various locations in San Diego County (866) 389-2727 Family Health Centers of San Diego 217 L Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 515-2300 La Maestra Community Health Centers 217 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950 (619) 434-7308 Operation Samahan 2743 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950 (844) 200-2426 Planned Parenthood Chula Vista 1295 Broadway #201, Chula Vista, CA 91911 (888) 743-7526 Public County Health Clinics 690 Oxford St, Chula Vista, CA 91911 (858) 694-3900 San Ysidro Health 4004 Beyer Blvd, San Ysidro CA 92173 (619) 662-4100 Teen Health Center 1550 Broadway, San Diego CA 92101 (619) 515-2333 Clinic Location Phone Caring Hearts Medical Clinic 2401 Reo Drive, San Diego, CA 92139 (619) 479-6767 Operation Samahan Various locations in San Diego County (844) 200-2426 Public County Health, South Bay 690 Oxford St., Chula Vista, CA 91911 (619) 409-3110 Sharp Hospital Outpatient Lab Services 751 Medical Center Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91911 (619) 502-3619
Health Insurance/Affordable Care Act
As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), California has a Health Insurance Marketplace where people looking for coverage can go online at www.healthcare.gov or at Covered California (www.coveredca.com) to find health insurance.
The Health Insurance Marketplace makes it easier to find health plans and choose the one that is best for you.
You can review each plan, see costs and what’s covered — so you can make an informed decision and enroll in a health plan that meets your needs and budget.
SWC Health Services will refer inquiries to San Ysidro Health (SYH) to assist students find affordable health care coverage. Please call the San Ysidro Health (SYH) Insurance Hotline (619) 600-3000 for more information.
NOTE: ONLY Covered California Certified Educators and advocates can enroll. Beware of imposters.
Get In Touch
Meet the faculty and staff that you'll work with at the Chula Vista campus.
Health Services, Room 67A-102
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910