Porterville College Wellness Center

H1N1 Information

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What are the goals of student health services?

The Porterville College Wellness Center is available for use by all full and part-time students.  It is staffed by a registered nurse with public health and school nursing experience who is available:
    To assist students when ill or injured.
    To provide active health promotion and education, health protection and disease prevention services for students.
    To make referrals to community resources as needed.
    To be a resource for information on health-related topics.

Confidentiality

When you visit the Wellness Center, you have the right to privacy, confidentiality, and to be treated with dignity.  All records are confidential and cannot be released to anyone without your written authorization.  The only exception is subpoenaed by court order or when information is required by public health law (i.e., danger to self or others.)  All personnel employed in the Wellness Center will maintain total confidentiality as required by law.

What about emergencies?

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Contact the operator, "dial 0" for the college information center.
Explain what the emergency is.  Is the individual conscious and breathing?  Give the location of the victim.  Do not move the victim unless the individual is in personal danger.  Do not hang up until after the person receiving the information hangs up.
Stay with the victim until help arrives and you are relieved.  If the victim stops breathing and there is no pulse, start CPR.  (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Who can use the Wellness Center?

All Porterville College students are eligible to use the Wellness Center.  The health services are paid for by the health fee charged to each student during registration every semester.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Nurse is to provide care and assistance to students when illness and injury interferes with their academic and personal success, in addition to offering programs and activities that focus on the overall health and wellness of an individual.

100 East College Ave.
Porterville, Calif.  93257
Phone: (559) 791-2212
mbrownfi@portervillecollege.edu