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We're here for your student's health care needs

The Student Health Center (SHC) is committed to providing high-quality, low-cost health care to the University's diverse community of students. The SHC is staffed with board-certified physicians, a physician assistant, a registered dietitian-nutritionist, registered nurses, medical assistants, and administrative personnel. Our medical team includes both male and female physicians, allowing students to select a clinician who will make them most comfortable during their visit.

The SHC provides health services to any enrolled Pepperdine student, regardless of insurance type. Available services include a wide range of everyday health needs, including men's and women's health, care for illness and injury, immunizations, injections, labs, nutrition, respiratory problems, and dermatology. The SHC also offers specialized clinics such as flu vaccination, travel medicine, massage therapy, and STI/HIV testing. If deemed appropriate, physicians may provide a referral to a specialist or determine if a higher level of care is required. The SHC features an in-house dispensary, providing access to common medications, and a written prescription will be provided for any medication not available at the health center.

The Student Health Center strictly adheres to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and regards all medical information to be highly confidential. A student's consent is required before we can release any information to parents or other University officials. Please discuss with your student the information you would like to obtain, and they can sign a consent form to release this information. The consent form is only valid for a limited amount of time, so the student may need to update the form at some point.

The Student Health Center requires students to make their own appointment to ensure confidentiality. If you have a concern and would like to have your student seen as soon as possible, you may call and notify us of your concern, but your student will still need to call to schedule a same-day appointment for urgent matters.