Do you offer the "morning after pill"?  

Yes.  The Family Nurse Practitioner can write a prescription for "Plan B" Emergency Contraceptive Therapy (ECT), also known as the "morning after pill".  If you have had unprotected sex within the last 72 hours, you can still be seen and treated.  If you are already pregnant, the pill will not work.  Please call if you have any questions or concerns about emergency contraception.

Can my family be seen at the Student Health Center also?  

Because the Student Health Center is directly supported by the Student Health Fee, only registered students of Napa Valley College can be seen in our office.  If you have children who are enrolled at the NVC Child Development Center, we can see them for injuries or illnesses.

Do I have to pay to be seen at the Student Health Center?  

No.  All professional services provided to students in the Student Health Center are covered by the Student Health Fee.  However, outside services such as lab testing, x-rays, or referrals are not covered.  Some medications and immunizations also require an addition fee.

Can I get free over-the-counter medications?  

Yes.  If you need condoms, aspirin, ice packs, band-aids, ibuprofen, throat lozenges, acetaminophen, feminine hygiene products, etc., just stop by during office hours.

Can I get a prescription?  

Yes.  The Family Nurse Practitioner at Student Health Services may write prescriptions for some conditions.  We also have limited free samples as well as  prescription drugs that are available for a minimal fee.

Will my medical information remain absolutely CONFIDENTIAL?  Even from my parents?  

YES!  Medical records and medical conditions are kept in complete confidence, and will not be shared with anyone without a written consent from the patient, except where it is required by law.  View the Notice of Patient Privacy in pdf format.