ARC Health and Wellness Center

The information provided on this web page is for general informational purposes only and are not intended to substitute for medical advice from one's physician or other health care provider. Any information and/or suggested resources are not intended, and must not be taken to be, the rendering of medical services or the practice of medicine. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider for specific health questions or conditions and before you begin any new type of medical treatment. Do not delay seeking medical advice or disregard medical advice simply because you have chosen to use this information.

The ARC Health and Wellness Center provides health care and education to ARC students and staff to support their academic and career goals. Health care is provided directly by Registered Nurses and/or indirectly through educational materials and referrals to community resources. Positive living is fostered by promoting wellness, both physical and emotional.

Health Center Price List

Health Center Price List:

Had shots in California? Call the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) Help Desk for help finding them: (800) 578-7889

Immunizations

Hep-B, $40 per dose, series of 3 shots
MMR (Mumps, Measles & Rubella), $60 per dose, series of 2 shots
Varicella, $110 per dose, series of 2 shots
Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis), $50
QuantiFERON TB-Gold $49.00

Referrals for Titers

“Immunity for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis A and B, or Varicella may be verified with a blood titer. We can also order the Quantiferon Gold blood test. You may have this done through your own medical provider, or we can refer you to a lab near ARC for a fee. A titer cannot be done for tetanus. A titer is recommended for anyone who has received immunizations but cannot obtain records.

Measles (Rubeola) Titer $14.00
Mumps Titer $14.00
Rubella Titer $ 6.00
Hepatitis A Titer $15.00
Hepatitis B Titer $ 8.00
Varicella Titer $12.00
Administrative/Draw fee $ 7.00 per order
PPD (TB Test) $ 5.00 each: Purified Protein Derivative

Referrals of Physicals

Physical by Medical Doctor or Chiropractor $50.00

Seasonal Flu FAQ

Who should get the flu vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending vaccination for everyone six months of age and older. Since infants under six months old can't be vaccinated, their entire family and their caregivers should get vaccinated. A flu vaccine is needed every year since protection only lasts for one season, and the flu strains may change each season. The flu vaccine is currently available in Sacramento County. You can go to www.findaflushot.com to find a location.

What actions can I take to protect myself and my family against the flu this season?

  • A yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect against this serious disease.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth because germs are spread this way.
  • Avoid others who are sick and if you are sick stay home to prevent spreading to others.
  • Eat well, get enough rest, be active, and don’t smoke.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean doorknobs, computer keyboards, telephones, TV remotes, light switches, countertops, or anything touched by different people with disinfectant to reduce the spread of infection.

How do I know if I have the flu, a cold, or allergies?
The flu generally includes a high fever, fatigue lasting two to three weeks, and severe aches and pains. A cold
or allergies will not have these symptoms. Flu symptoms can sometimes include a stuffy nose,
sneezing, and sore throat but these symptoms are more common with a cold.

Is there a treatment for the flu?
Yes. If you get sick, you can take over the counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or
ibuprofen (Advil) for aches and pains or a cough suppressant for a cough. People with chronic medical
conditions may be prescribed antiviral medications to prevent complications such as pneumonia. For
more information about antiviral medications, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/antivirals/index.htm.

Where can I find reliable information about the flu?
The following websites have reliable information: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/flu and www.flu.gov

Insurance and Enrollment

Having insurance and a local primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner) makes it easier to succeed in school. Data about college student success supports this statement.

To see co-pay rates, information on financial support, current and upcoming open enrollment dates, and information on qualifying events that allow you to enroll outside of open enrollment dates, please see the links below. Qualifying events can include life changes like getting divorced or married, having a baby, losing coverage because you turned 26, leaving your job, and having your job benefits reduced.

The ARC Health Center staff can also offer more information about signing up for health insurance and connect you with a community partner who can guide you through the enrollment process. Please call us at (916) 484-8383 or come in for further details.

Web resources:

Eye Services

Do you need an eye exam, eyeglasses or contact lenses?

The ARC Health Center can help. Come to our office to get a referral for discounted rates on eye services.

Designated Lactation Rooms on Campus

Child Development Center

(Near Tech Ed in back of the Student Center and Cafeteria)
(916) 484-8651
• Walk-in or call ahead to see if the space is available
• Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
• Medela Classic Breastpump available for use with your own personal Medela Kit
• Electrical outlet available to plug in your own pump
• Refrigerator available to store your milk until closing time

Davies Hall - 3rd Floor East End Staff Lounge (Lactation Sign on the Door)

• Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 10:00 pm
• Partitioned area for privacy
• Electrical outlet available to plug in your own pump
• No Medela pump
• Refrigerator available (milk storage is not monitored by staff)

Health Center

(Located in the Administration Building)
(916) 484-8383
• Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
• Area with curtain for privacy or private room if available
• Electrical outlet available to plug in your own pump
• No Medela pump or refrigerator

Student Center - In the back of the Hub near the outside restrooms (atrium area)

• Monday to Thursday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
• Locking private room with chair, sink, and baby-changing table
• Electrical outlet available to plug in your own pump
• No Medela pump or refrigerator

Smoking: Tobacco- and Vape-Free ARC

American River College established a smoke-, tobacco- and vapor-free learning and work environment on all its campuses, effective Jan. 1, 2016. In Fall 2016, all of the Los Rios colleges and facilities (Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College, and District facilities) implemented the same standard.

Los Rios Board policy P-1413 states, "Smoking, vaping and the use of tobacco is prohibited on all District/College property." Los Rios regulation R-1413 1.4 further adds, "Smoking is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or other product intended for inhalation, in any matter or in any form. Smoking also includes the use of e-cigarettes. An e-cigarette is any oral device that provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substance for inhalation. E-cigarettes do not include products approved by the United States Department of Food and Drug Administration for medical treatment."

The restrictions on the use of tobacco products apply 24/7/365 to ARC's main campus, Mather Center, McClellan & Sacramento Public Safety Centers, Natomas Center, Twin Rivers Pre-Apprenticeship Training Center, and any future campuses controlled by the college. Smoking, the use of chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (such as vaporizers and "e-cigarettes") are prohibited in all indoor and outdoor spaces, including parking lots/structures and college vehicles.

Helping Someone Quit

Smoking Cessation Apps

Contact Health Center

Dean: Parrish Geary   
Director: Dee Dee Gilliam
Phone: (916) 484-8383 
Fax: (916) 484-8759 
Email:  NixR@arc.losrios.edu
 
WEAVE:  For more information, please contact the WEAVE Confidential Advocate at: 
Phone:  (916) 568-3011

Hours of Operation Notice

Wednesday, December 11
Office closes at 3:45 PM
Monday, December 23 – Friday, January 3
Closed
Monday, January 6 – Friday, January 10
No nurse services
Monday, January 10
Closed

Nurse Services:

Monday - Thursday:
(walk-in)
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday:
(by appointment only)
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Health Assistant Services:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
(walk-in)
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursday:
(walk-in)
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location

Administration Building