Services Provided at COA

Health Services Offered at College of Alameda

 

SERVICES

 

HOURS/LOCATION/STAFF

 

HOURS
Drop-in hours:

  • Monday through Thursday
  • 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Appointments upon request (510) 748-2320
LOCATION

  • Room F-105
  • Telephone (510) 748-2320
STAFF

Patricia Dudley, Health Services Coordinator

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

 

Students have the right to privacy and can expect that right will be respected in Health Services. No one other than Health Services personnel may have access to heath-related information about a student without his/her written consent.

PHILOSOPHY

 We believe that good health is essential to student success.  Health Services actively promotes self-care and wellness.

  • We are committed to providing health education, selected health and prevention programs, and early illness prevention to better enable students to fulfill their personal and educational goals.
  • Our programs are designed around a concept of wellness that integrates all the elements of a student’s life: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual and occupational.
  • It is hoped that students will be empowered to make positive choices which contribute to academic success, academic retention and future contributions to the community.

YOUR HEALTH RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Your Rights:

 To be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, class, physical ability, lifestyle or  other human attribute.

  • To know the names and professional status of the people serving you.
  • To privacy: you can expect that discussions, examination and treatments will be conducted in a private environment.
  • To confidentiality of your records: your permission must be obtained before we give any information to anyone not directly connected to your care. There are limited exceptions required by law, such as reporting certain communicable diseases.
  • To be informed about services and any related costs.

Your Responsibilities:

  • To be honest about your medical history and answer any questions fully.
  • To ask about anything you do not understand.
  • To follow advice and instructions.
  • To arrive on time or cancel in advance any scheduled appointments.
  • To be responsible for fees, if any.