Important Virtual Service Information
Your health, safety, and well-being continue to be our primary focus. The clinic staff is working remotely to address your health care needs and concerns. If you are on campus and need emergency assistance, please call Public Safety at 651-747-4000. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.
Student Health Clinic
The Student Health Clinic is staffed by registered nurses. Future plans are being made to have virtual appointments available with a physician two Wednesday mornings per month. Clinic services are confidential and free of charge. No information is released to anyone or any place without a signed release form by the patient.
To speak with a nurse or set up an appointment, call 651-779-3954.
These services will resume when the clinic reopens
Tuberculin Skin Tests
During this pandemic environment, Tuberculin Skin Tests are not available in the Century College Student Health Clinic. It is recommended that you contact your primary provider or Minute Clinic, to schedule an appointment for this test. Insurance does not always cover the cost (approximately $70) of this test. Please contact the Student Health Clinic if this is an issue for meeting a class requirement.
The cost of the Tuberculosis Skin Test is covered 100% by UHCSR insurance required for international students as long as they go to an in-network provider. Click here to find an in-network provider.
Health Care Coverage
All services currently provided by the Century College Student Health Clinic are free. If you need health insurance for additional services, please contact Portico Healthnet, a non-profit which helps customers find appropriate health care insurance. Their number is 651-489-2273.
Mother's Room - E2231
This room is located at the entrance of the Student Health Clinic and is available for nursing mothers to pump breast milk or nurse their child in a private comfortable setting. E2231 requires a key to enter and is available during normal business hours. Contact information for the key safe access is Campus Safety: 651-747-4000.
Learn to Live
Learn to Live offers Century students free, 100% confidential online programs for:
- Anxiety & Worry
- Social Anxiety
- Substance Use
To enroll, visit learntolive.com/partners and enter the code CENTURY.
What is considered a fever?
A temperature of 100.4 degrees (F) or higher is considered a fever for oral, under-the-tongue thermometers. That is the equivalent of 99.9 degrees (F) or higher for forehead thermometers, and 97.7 degrees (F) or higher for some thermal imaging scanners.
Common Symptoms of COVID-19
COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Blush lips or face
Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
If you are sick or think you might have COVID-19, follow these steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people.
Stay home except to get medical care
Separate yourself from other people
Monitor your symptoms
Call ahead before visiting your doctor
Continue to wear a face covering over your nose and mouth
Cover your coughs and sneezes
Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds
Avoid sharing personal household items
Clean all high-touch surfaces every day. High-touch surfaces include phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables
How are quarantine and isolation different?
Quarantine: Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. Students and employees in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
Isolation: Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. Students and employees who are in isolation should stay home until it is safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).
How are quarantine and isolation similar?
Both quarantine and isolation:
- involve separation of people to protect the public
- help limit further spread of COVID-19
- can be done voluntarily or be required by health authorities
Patient Bill of Rights
All patients will be treated with respect, consideration, and dignity and have the appropriate level of privacy.
Patient records are treated with confidentiality and, except when required by law, patients are given the opportunity to approve or refuse the release of their records.