Campus and community medical resources to help students understand insurance and what campus and community resources are available.
Free assistance is available. Meet with the Basic Needs Coordinator: schedule an appointment.
Columbia College Health & Wellness Center
Columbia College has an on-campus health and wellness center located in the Pinyon building. Students have free access to a nurse and a licensed mental health counselor. The nurse offers treatment for minor illnesses and injury, health education, tuberculosis screenings, flu vaccines, limited lab tests and other services. Columbia College does not currently have a staffed nurse or medical professional to provide these services. The mental health counselor provides confidential counseling sessions.
Our health center also offers over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, allergy medicine, cough drops, hydrocortisone cream, antacids, antibiotic ointment, and more. There is also Kleenex, hand sanitizer, period products, and more available. The office also offers information about health insurance and community resources, natural remedies, condoms and smoking cessation kits. There is also a nap room for students who need a quick rest-and-recharge in between classes. All services provided for students at the health and wellness center are free.
Contact the Health and Wellness Center at (209) 588-5283.
To make a mental health counseling appointment, call (209) 588-5346.
Medi-Cal Insurance Information
Medi-Cal provides free or low-cost health care to those who qualify. Medi-Cal helps pay for visits to the doctor, hospital care, dental care, immunizations, pregnancy-related services, prescription drugs, laboratory, rehabilitative and emergency services, and more. To qualify for Medi-Cal, participants must be income-eligible. Those whose income exceeds the limit may still qualify for reduced-cost insurance. To apply online, visit the BenefitsCal website . Applicants will hear back within 45 days, or up to 90 days if applicant has a disability.
For more information about Medi-Cal insurance, Tuolumne County residents may call Tuolumne County Health and Human Services at (209) 533-5711 or visit 20075 Cedar Road North in Sonora. The office is open 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.
For more information about Medi-Cal insurance, Calaveras County residents may call Calaveras County Health and Human Services at (209) 754-6448 or visit 509 East Saint Charles Street in San Andreas. The office is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Covered California Insurance Information
Covered California is California's insurance marketplace for people who do not receive insurance benefits from another source. Visit the Covered California web page to learn more and find out what plans you are eligible for. People can apply online, in person with a certified enroller, or by phone. For more information, visit the Covered California application web page.
Online provides doctors that are available 24/7 at no cost. This service is an extension of Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal. Members can schedule a virtual visit with doctors, therapists, psychologists, or psychiatrists. This service is for non-emergency conditions. Doctors can send prescriptions to the pharmacy for you, as well.
Students can utilize the Columbia College Health Services office if they are in need of a device to meet with doctors on LiveHealth .
To sign up, visit the LiveHealth website and sign up for an online account.
Tuolumne County Public Health
Tuolumne County Public Health offers a variety of services to the community. Services include flu shots, TB skin tests, child immunizations, pregnancy tests, and adult immunizations. For more information about services provided, learn more online . To schedule, call (209) 533-7401. The Public Health office is located at 20111 Cedar Road North in Sonora.
Calaveras County Public Health
Calaveras County Public Health offers a variety of services to the community. Clinic services include pregnancy tests, tuberculosis tests, vaccines, pregnancy tests, and immunizations. For more information about services provided, learn more online . To schedule an appointment, call (209) 754-6460. The Public Health office is located at 700 Mountain Ranch Road Suite C2 in San Andreas.
Local Medical Providers
- To find a provider that accepts Medi-Cal insurance, use the online Find a Provider web page .
- To find a dental provider that accepts Medi-Cal insurance, use the Medi-Cal Provider Directory.