About the Student Health Center

The Ohlone Student Health Center's services are provided through a collaborative effort by Washington Township Health Care District and Ohlone Community College District.

Director Sally Bratton introduces the Ohlone College Student Health Center. (Video is captioned. Transcript.) View WMV file in external video application.

The Student Health Center is supported in whole by the Student Health Services Fee. The health services fee provides primary care for minor illnesses and injury by a nurse practiioner and also provides over the counter medications, physicals, and health education materials and videos.

Student Health Center staff - group photo.(clockwise from left) Rosemary O'Neill, Janet Quijas, Sang Trieu, Sally Bratton, Jessica Lopez.

All students who have paid the Student Health Services Fee for the current semester, including those with waivers, are welcome to use the Health Center, even those with private insurance. You do not need to have health insurance to use the Student Health Center. Most services are included in your health fee. Low cost services include pregnancy testing, immunizations, flu shots, tuberculosis (TB) tests, lab work, and gynocological exams.

All primary care visits and physicals are done at the Fremont campus in Room 7302, Building 7, third floor. The Student Health Center operates a small service satellite center at the Ohlone College Newark Center campus. Services will be limited to health science consults, immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) tests. The hours are to be determined pending a needs assessment. Please call (510) 659-6259 for information.

All information exchanged at the Health Center is confidential between you and your provider. The Health Center will never call your home or send mail to your home without your permission.

Health Center in the News

  • Walk aims to raise awareness, erase stigma of mental illness and suicide - April 27, 2011, Mercury News - A move is afoot to bring awareness to a world afraid to talk about the universal issues of suicide, depression and mental illness. The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsored Ohlone College's inaugural Out of the Darkness Campus Walk April 19, held in honor of Stewart Dawson, a security guard from Ohlone's Fremont campus for the past six years and an alumnus who attended school there to attain an associate's degree in Administration of Justice.
  • Suicide prevention walk to be held at Ohlone College - April 12, 2011, Tri-City Voice - very 16 minutes, someone in the US dies from suicide, the nation's 11th leading cause of death. Yet, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, over 90 percent of all people who commit suicide, suffer from a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric illness. So, in an effort to bring this once "taboo" subject out of the shadows, Ohlone College together with the Northern California Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), is hosting "Out-of-the-Darkness Campus Walk.
  • Ohlone College's Student Health Center Celebrates Growth and Success - November 11, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Almost a decade and a half ago, the leadership teams of Ohlone College, Washington Hospital and Fremont Bank came together to forge a new vision of a new student health services delivery model in the form of the Ohlone Student Health Center. Last month, the center celebrated the impact this shared vision has had on more than 170,000 students since the center's opening on January 17, 1996.
Staff and students participating in a No Smoking Walk.Ciggybuttz (left) getting ready for a Fun Run!
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