Soka's Health Services Clinic provides outpatient health services to help students maintain optimal health. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide medical services when you are ill and provide preventive health services when you are well. We encourage you to use these services. The NP collaborates via phone with an off site supervising physician as needed.
Privacy: The privacy of your medical information is important to us. We understand that your medical information is personal and we are committed to protecting it. All medical information in Student Health is confidential and is protected under FERPA.
All Soka students are eligible for care at the Health Services Clinic.
The Soka student health insurance is billed for covered benefits. Billing is handled by the Office of Student Affairs.
Students with waived insurance (having a different insurance other than Soka insurance) are required to bring a copy of their insurance card (front and back) to the Health Services Clinic.
Students with waived insurance can use the services of the Health Services Clinic. If lab, radiology, or a physician visit is needed, a student will be referred to their primary care physician, or our supervising physician as needed.
A completed Student Health History and Immunization form (included in the freshmen enrollment packet).
Required Vaccine: MMR (Measles,Mumps,Rubella) 2 doses; 1 after 5 years old.
Required Skin Test: current TB (Tuberculosis); if a skin test result is positive or there's a history of a positive result a current chest x-ray is needed (current is within 12 months).
Consent for minors (under 18 years old).
Strongly recommended is the Meningococcal vaccine which offers 3 to 5 years protection against 2 of the 3 important types of meningococcal disease in older children and adults.
Td (Tetanus/Diphtheria) is recommended every 10 years.
Patients are usually seen on a walk-in, first-come, first served basis. However, students with more urgent needs may be seen sooner.
We encourage all patients with more predictable health care needs (examinations, medication refills, older injuries, or long-term health problems) to make an appointment.
Health Education/Wellness promotion
We support and contribute to health education programs in clinic, class, and resident halls. These programs might include:
Life support - CPR
Health maintenance: blood pressure, cholesterol (lipids), etc.
Psychological counseling services are provided by Lisa Baldwin. Please see Counseling Services (link to Counseling Services page) for more information.