The Student Health Center is located in Campus Center 3.
Students are entitled to the services of the Health Center provided by a full-time registered nurse and a physician available part-time. There is student insurance coverage for campus-related injuries.
The goal of the Health Center is to help students maintain a state of optimum health, both mental and physical. This is achieved by emergency first aid treatment, counseling, physical consultation, and general medical and physical attention.
In addition, health literature and pamphlets are available on a wide variety of health topics.
If you have concerns, visit the Student Health center. Referrals to community medical services at the student’s expense are available for health services not provided on campus.
Contact the Student Health center at (661) 395-4336.
Call the Health Center at (661) 395-4336.
|Jo Ann Acosta||Department Assistant IIIfirstname.lastname@example.org||(661) 395-4365|
|Michael Farber||Physicianemail@example.com||(661) 395-4336|
|Alejandro Leon||Clinical Social Worker (Counselor||Alejandro.Leon@clinicasierravista.org||(661) 725-2788|
|Debra Strong||College Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org||(661) 395-4365|
|Edie Warkentin||Licensed Clinical Social Workeremail@example.com||(661) 395-4336|
The student health fee covers consultations with all heath center staff. The mandatory student health fee does not include medical insurance coverage. Students who are covered by their parent’s medical policy should know the insurance carrier.
In the event of a college-related injury, it is the student’s responsibility to report any incident to the Student Health Center immediately.
Call the Student Health Center at 395-4336.
If the Student Health Center staff is NOT available, contact the BC Public Safety Department’s office at 395-4554.
The Student Health Center also provides Mental Health services. Contact the center for more information.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED BY THE BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY
Effective Date: October 14, 2003
Under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA) Privacy regulations, the Bakersfield College Student Health Center (BCSHC) and all similar health care providers are required by federal law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information (PHI) and will abide by the terms of this Privacy Notice.
Please be advised that the Student Health Center may use your PHI in rendering treatment to you. For example, we are permitted to use your PHI in providing you with medical care/treatment when you visit our office. Under federal law, we may disclose your PHI to you or we can disclose your PHI to third parties for treatment. For example, if we refer you to a specialist, we will forward your medical information to such specialist. We may disclose your PHI for payment purposes. For example, we may disclose your PHI to your insurance provider, employer, or other party responsible for providing you with health insurance coverage in order for (BCSHC) to be reimbursed for our services rendered to you. We may also use or disclose your PHI for health care operations. For example, we may use your PHI when we engage in quality assurance and medical chart reviews, which are part of our health care operations. We may also disclose your PHI when required by the Secretary of The US Department of Health & Human Services.
Unless disclosure is required under federal, state law, or certain other exceptions, including law enforcement, we are prohibited from disclosing your PHI without your authorization. Our practice may use or disclose your PHI in accordance with the specific requirements of the HIPAA rules without (BCSHC) needing to obtain your authorization if the information is:
Additionally, if you are a member of the armed forces, BCSHC is permitted to disclose your PHI without your consent if deemed necessary by appropriate military command to assure an appropriate military mission.
We may also contact you via mail or phone to remind you of appointments with our office or to discuss treatment alternatives.
In the event our practice wishes to disclose your PHI to another entity besides those referenced above, we are required to obtain your authorization. We would seek to obtain your authorization if (BCSHC) desired to release your PHI for reasons other than treatment, payment, or our practice's operations. For example, if we desired to participate in outside research or a drug study, we would need your written authorization prior to being permitted to release your PHI to such outside research facility or drug manufacturer. If you provide us with an authorization, you have the ability to revoke such authorization at any time by sending (BCSHC) a written revocation.
Please be further advised that you have the ability to access, copy, and inspect and amend your medical information that we maintain. Additionally, if you desire, (BCSHC) can provide you with an accounting of all disclosures of your PHI for treatment, payment or healthcare operations.
If you have a dispute with our practice regarding our use of your PHI or a disclosure by (BCSHC) and believe that your primary rights have been violated, please contact the Dean of Students. Please understand that (BCSHC) will not retaliate against you in any way for filing a complaint.
Lastly, please be advised that you have the right to request restrictions on certain use and disclosures of your PHI to carry out treatment, payment or healthcare operations or disclosures by (BCSHC) of your PHI to a family member, relative, or a close personal friend. However, we are not required by federal law to agree to your requested restriction. If you request a copy of your PHI, you also have the ability to request that we send it to an alternative location (different address) and by alternative means. (BCSHC) reserves the right to amend this Notice as revised. Notices will be posted on our Web site and in our offices and provided to you upon request.