Health & Wellness Center

The Health & Wellness Center is an urgent care facility conveniently located on the Saint Mary's College campus. Our staff provides confidential clinical services to all undergraduate students with compassion and integrity. Our holistic approach supports the mind, body, and spirit.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday        9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday        2:30pm - 4:30 pm*

  • Wednesday  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday      9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday           10:00 am - 4:00 pm

*Hours reduced due to weekly COVID-19 Screening Testing*

Health Resources During the Academic Year

Our Clinicians provide medical services in an urgent care model to all full-time undergraduate students (and international graduate students) for illnesses and injuries. For serious or chronic illnesses, students are assessed by our Clinicians then referred or “bridged” to hospitals and medical providers in the community or to their primary medical provider at home.

There is a $20 Health & Wellness fee due at time of service. Please note that our services are for both residential and off campus students.

There may be charges for prescription medications, supplies, and immunizations. Services off campus such as laboratory testing, x-rays, consulting specialists, and hospitalizations are not covered by the College. In these cases, your health insurance would be used.

Due to COVID-19, the Health & Wellness Center will utilize telehealth and limited in-person visits for medical services. Outside of a critical need to meet with a student in person, which will be determined by our practitioners, the majority of health services will be offered via telemedicine. We will screen all students prior to entry at the Health & Wellness Center and we will not be offering walk-in services, so we ask that you call ahead.

For medical needs, call the Health and Wellness Center at (925) 631-4254. Outside of normal business hours, students will be connected to a nurse advice line for medical needs. This website provides information for local off-campus resources. For administrative questions, call us or email us at healthcenter@stmarys-ca.edu

If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911.

Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or those who have a known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 are required to report this information to the Health and Wellness Center. 

Medical Services

The following are some of the most common urgent care situations we encounter at the Health & Wellness Center:  

  • Respiratory conditions

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms

  • Urinary tract infections,

  • Sexually transmitted infections

  • Stress-related symptoms 

  • Eating disorders and body image concerns

  • Musculoskeletal injuries 

  • Sleep conditions 

We are not able to list all of the services our office provides. Please contact the Health & Wellness Center for more information regarding our services.

COVID-19 Testing for SMC Students

The Health and Wellness Center (H&WC) is providing COVID-19 testing for students with COVID-19 symptoms and those who have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Our robust COVID-19 testing strategy also includes regular COVID-19 Screening Testing.

Should a student test positive for COVID-19, the College is prepared to respond with rapid contact tracing. For campus residents, dedicated quarantine and isolation spaces and supportive care plans will be provided. While these measures contribute to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, please note that testing does not replace the importance of facial coverings, handwashing and physical distancing in the prevention of COVID-19. 

Below are additional community resources that provide COVID-19 testing:

Contra Costa County Health Services

CVS Minute Clinics 

John Muir Urgent Care

STAT Med Urgent Care