Student Health and Counseling Services

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The staff members of Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) are committed to supporting the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of students at the Claremont Colleges. We strive to accomplish these goals by providing quality medical and psychological services, creating a supportive environment, offering wellness programming, and educating students on healthy lifestyle skills.

Please check these pages for health news and important announcements.




Zika Virus FAQs

Zika Virus Disease is an acute viral infection spread through mosquitoes. Although there have been 2,246 reported cases of travel-associated Zika in the U.S., only 14 cases of locally acquired Zika in one neighborhood in Miami, Florida have been reported as of August 17, 2016 according to the CDC. To learn more, please read our FAQ document about it.

Wellness Room at Pomona College

Student Health Services Wellness Room at Pomona College can be found in Walker Hall, Room 204. The Wellness Room is open to all students of The Claremont Colleges 24/7 during the school year and houses a vending machine carrying the Plan B emergency contraception pill and various health and wellness educational materials.

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

While there have been no cases of potential Ebola Virus Disease at The Claremont Colleges, Student Health Services would like to provide the following Frequently Asked Questions

What is Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

Enterovirus D68 is one of many non-polio enteroviruses that can cause mild to severe respiratory
symptoms. If you experience difficulty breathing (wheezing, difficulty speaking or eating, blueness around the lips), please present to your nearest emergency department for evaluation. Please read our Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Frequently Asked Questions document for details on what it is, how it is spread, how you can protect yourself, and what to do if you may be infected.

What is West Nile virus?

West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne virus most commonly spread by mosquitoes. If you experience neurological symptoms, including headache, high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, coma, seizures, or paralysis, please present to your nearest emergency department for evaluation. Please read our West Nile Virus Frequently Asked Questions document for details on what it is, how it is spread, how you can protect yourself, and what to do if you may be infected.

New Nurse Advice Line

The Student Health Services for The Claremont Colleges, has a new "Nurse Advice" phone service.  Students can call the office during office hours and speak with a registered nurse for advice or to determine if the student needs to be seen by a medical provider that day or for a future appointment.