Health and Wellness [Student Handbook]

Student Health and Wellness


The Associate Dean of Student Health and Wellness serves as the on-campus health and wellness counselor and consultant for students, proctors, faculty and administrators. All consultations with Dean Q remain confidential and are free. The Associate Dean’s office is in the Platt Campus Center, adjacent to the Career Center and Registrar’s lobby. Dean Q is available to meet with students regarding personal and emotional health concerns that negatively impact their ability to thrive at HMC. The Associate Dean provides crisis intervention, mental health assessment, brief counseling sessions and referrals to the Monsour Counseling Center and community mental health professionals for students who may require psychiatric or long-term therapy.

Student Health Services (SHS), Tranquada Center, 757 N. College Way

SHS website

SHS is the primary outpatient-care center for The Claremont Colleges community. It is open during the academic year Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday until 7:00 p.m. Telephone lines open at 8:00 a.m. Regular appointments and emergency visits are free. If you call early you can usually make a same day appointment. Walk-in visits cost $10 and are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There is also a $10 charge for missed appointments not canceled two hours in advance. Students are responsible for minimal charges from prescriptions, lab work and supplies but do not have to pay at the time of service. Some of the services provided at SHS include stitches, immunizations, physical exams, STI tests and treatment, confidential HIV testing and counseling, pregnancy tests, birth control options and allergy injections. All students must have a health history and entrance physical examination on file to use the services at SHS. All information held at Student Health Services is confidential. For more information, visit the website, which is updated regularly.

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, Tranquada Center, 757 N. College Way

Monsour website

The center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year. The staff, made up of four psychologists, four therapists, and one psychiatrist, provides therapeutic and preventive education services for problems relating to or caused by depression, anxiety and stress, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, lack of motivation, procrastination, eating disorders, drugs or alcohol, cultural or racial issues and learning disabilities. Services that are offered include short-term individual therapy, couples therapy, stress management, theme-focused therapy groups, short-term structured groups and consultation services for those concerned about the emotional well-being of a friend. Counseling Center staff also conduct workshops and presentations on a variety of topics. There are no service costs or fees.

Health Education Outreach (HEO), Tranquada Center, 757 N. College Way

HEO website

HEO is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Wednesdays (10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). HEO provides leadership in health education programming an serves as a resource for information on health and wellness. Services offered by HEO include: CPR and First Aid courses for physical education credit; free and anonymou on-campus HIV testing during the semester; health books, periodicals, pamphlets an videos; referrals to local and national information and help lines; and free condoms.