Health Resources

DISCLAIMER: Information alone cannot substitute for professional medical care. Contact a healthcare provider if you are ill, injured or have symptoms that concern you. Although the sites listed below are reputable evidence-based sites, Student Health Services does not control the content of or guarantee the information contained in these or other links.

Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Offers free individual sessions, workshops, and support groups for students.
  • Their website is incredibly helpful with many resources and includes assessment tools.

Online resource for college mental health

An organization that can provide support, information, and resources regarding mental illness.

Off-Campus Referrals

Mental Health Urgent Care
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Walk-in services only. Psychiatrist on site.


Star View Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center
24/7 rapid access to mental health assessment, crisis intervention and urgent medication support


Long Beach Mental Health

Emergencies: 800.854.7771

Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Program
In 2001, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Program was established to educate students about the potential negative consequences of drug and alcohol use and/or abuse.

Alcohol/ Drug Counseling for students
Linda Pena, LMFT, MA, MS, CADC
Phone: 562.985.1732

Alcohol Resources

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Campus ATOD Policies

A comprehensive website with information about health and wellness, birth control information, STIs, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and abortion.

Roo answers all your awkward questions about sexual health, relationships, growing up, and more. Chatting with Roo is free and private, so go ahead and ask the things you don't want to ask out loud.

Need help? Chat with a Health Educator. Chat online or text "PPNOW" to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STDs, and abortion.

Provides information about partner communication, STIs, support for those with herpes, and more.

Most patients coming to the SHS for a free pregnancy test receive pregnancy options counseling while waiting to receive their results. This short counseling session provides the patient with unbiased information about reproductive health and patients who have a positive pregnancy test are given referrals for all options including parenting, abortion, and adoption.

Prenatal Care Information

Prenatal care is important to begin as soon as possible during your pregnancy in order to deliver a healthy baby. This means visiting a doctor who will provide you with information about how to take proper care of yourself during pregnancy and help you with any medical conditions.

If you have health insurance and need assistance finding a provider that is covered by your health plan, please call the Student Health Services at (562) 985-4771 to schedule an appointment with the Referral Nurse.

If you do not have health insurance, you can receive care through St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach.

562.491.9000 Healthcare Benefits Assistance (Covered California plans and Extended Medi-Cal) and have a Medi-Cal enrollment specialist on site.

  • Free pregnancy tests (no appointment necessary)
  • Health Education Classes
  • High Risk Pregnancy Care
  • Prenatal Care Classes
  • Prenatal Tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Breastfeeding Assistance

Abortion Resources

2777 Long Beach Blvd #200
Long Beach, CA 90806

800.576.5544 or 800.230.PLAN
2690 Pacific Ave, Suite 370
Long Beach, CA 90806

18051 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite C
Torrance, CA 90504

Adoption Resources


Free HIV testing is available through the Student Health Services. You will be tested using a finger stick technique. Results will be rapid. This means that you will get your results back the same day, usually within 10 to 30 minutes. Low cost testing is also available for STIs and results are typically ready in 2-5 days.

To make an appointment, call Student Health Services at 562.985.4771.

Off-campus STI and HIV Testing Services

3500 East Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA

  • HIV testing only
  • Free HIV Testing, results in 20 minutes
  • Other locations throughout region

2690 Pacific Avenue, #370
Long Beach, CA

  • HIV and STI testing
  • Other locations throughout the region

2525 Grand Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815

  • HIV and STI Testing and Treatment

2017 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA

  • HIV and STI Testing

1043 Elm, Suite 302
Long Beach, CA 90813

  • HIV & STI testing and treatment services
  • HIV+ services available

Free nutrition counseling services are available to students at the Student Health Services through the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion.

Eating Disorder Counseling and Case Management for Students:
Kim Poehler, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Phone: 562-985-2804

Outside Referrals and Resources:

Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and adults.

A nationally renowned center for care and educational resources for Transgender Health.

Alice! is not one person, but a team. The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. Alice! team members have advanced degrees in public health, health education, medicine, counseling, and a number of other relevant fields.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Learn about living a healthy lifestyle including nutrition, stress management, consumer health, and much more.

Get information about health alerts and outbreaks, learn about health topics, disease prevention, traveler's health, and much more.

A library maintained by the National Institutes of Health, an alphabetical listing of health topics, including symptoms, treatments, and prevention.

A library of Interactive health assessments, tools, and videos maintained by the National Institutes of Health.

Vaccines, Medications, and Advice for International Travel

IAMAT is a non-profit organization that helps you plan a healthy trip, connect you with reputable English-speaking doctors, and award scholarships to improve healthcare where you travel. IAMAT's health information and services are available to travelers from any country.

Health and Disease Information for International Travel

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to receive the latest security updates from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Check for interactions between prescription medications, OTC medications, and herbal supplements.

Information on medications, medical devices, and safety