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Frequently Asked Health Center Questions

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What are your TB testing hours?

TB tests are placed on Mondays and Tuesdays only from 8:30am-3:30pm. Testing hours change during the Summer, holidays, and winter break, so call (916) 484-8383Telephone for availability, or check the ARC Health Center front page.

Who can use the ARC Health Center?
The Health Center may be utilized by all current ARC students and staff.

Do I need an appointment to see a nurse?
All services provided by the ARC Health Center, Monday-Thursday, are done on a walk-in basis. On Fridays, nurse services are by appointment only.

NOTE: During the summer, the nurse's hours will vary.

Contact the Health Center at (916)484-8383Telephone to verify availability of nurse services.

What is the cost to use the ARC Health Center?
Most health services are free. Fees are charged for immunizations, TB skin tests, and for blood titers. Please see the "Price List" link on the ARC Health Center main page for a complete list of current prices.

Does the ARC Health Center provide health insurance?
The ARC Health Center does not provide health insurance. We encourage all students to obtain health insurance, however. We have information available on various types of student health and dental plans in our office and on our web page. Contact the Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services at (916) 874-2072Telephone to determine your eligibility for government assistance programs.

I have no health insurance. Where can I go if I am sick?
The Health Center has information about health care, mental health, dental and other resources available in our community. You may also contact Sacramento County Clinic Services at (916) 874-8912. Fees may be charged according to eligibility and services provided. The county clinics are not emergency care facilities. If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Can I get a physical examination at the ARC Health Center?
Although physical examinations are not available at the ARC Health Center, staff can refer you to health care providers in the community. You will, of course, be responsible for any fees incurred for services received from those providers. We do have agreements for discounted rates for our students.

Can I get prescriptions from the ARC Health Center?
No. The Health Center does not write or fill prescriptions for medication. We can provide referrals to a physician that can help.

Can I get an absence note from the ARC Health Center?
No. The Health Center DOES NOT provide absence notes to instructors. It is your responsibility to contact the instructor if you are going to miss a class.

What kind of health information is available in the Health Center? (Pamphlets, etc.)
The Health Center has TONS of information on various health problems, topics and resources. However, there may be times when information requested is not readily available. In those instances, we will do whatever we can to help you find accurate, reliable information. You can also look up information through "Health Links" located on the Home Page of our website.