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Molina Health Center at Compton College provides student care

Merdies Hayes Editor In Chief | 10/11/2017, 1:54 p.m.
The Molina Health Center at Compton College provides affordable, quality health care services to all students currently enrolled at the ...

The Molina Health Center at Compton College provides affordable, quality health care services to all students currently enrolled at the campus.

Students pay $19 per semester for health services as part of their registration fees. The mandatory health care fee provides access to physicals, treatments for colds, flu and ear infections, family planning, health education and more. Students may visit the health center as often as necessary to take care of their health care needs.

The Compton Community College District and the Long Beach-based Molina Medical Clinic, which operates the health center to encourage students to optimize their health by utilizing the convenient medical services that are available to them on campus. According to the National College Health Assessment, stress and illness due to the common cold or flu are the most common causes of academic failure.

“Staying healthy has a huge impact on learning, and students who are mentally and physically well are able to engage more fully in their studies,” says Keith Curry, president of Compton College and CEO of the Compton Community College District. “With today’s health care costs on the rise, the Molina Health Center provides a very important service to Compton College students.”

The health center is located in room M-4 near campus police and the gymnasium. A nurse practitioner and two medical assistants staff the health center from 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Students may make same-day appointments or walk in to receive health care services.

Currently enrolled Compton College students have access to the following services at no cost:

—Complete physical exam

—Treatment for ailments such as minor lacerations, cold symptoms, upper respiratory infections, conjunctivitis, flu, ear infections, common headaches, migraines, etc.

—Treatment of minor body aches

—Family planning (including pregnancy tests, condoms, birth control prescriptions)

—Health education (healthy diet, exercise, health screening, safe sex practice)

—Point-of-care labs such as HgbA1c, blood glucose check, urinalysis (UA) for urinary tract infection, rapid strep and peak flow

—Breathing treatment for acute asthma exacerbation

—EKG (electrocardiogram) - to test heart activity

—Treatment for minor sprains and strains; and

—Treatment of minor skin rashes.

For an additional cost:

—Vaccines such as flu, Tdap, meningococcal and hepatitis; and

—Tuberculosis (TB) test and PPD skin test.

For more information about the Molina Health Center at Compton College, visit:

www.compton.edu/studentservices/healthcenter/index.aspx. Questions may also be emailed to AskMolinaHealthCenter@MolinaHealthcare.com or call (844) 577-9337