Emmons Student Wellness Center

Occidental College takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard the health, physical and emotional wellbeing, and safety of students. Students are required to complete personal health forms and turn them into Emmons Student Wellness Center prior to enrollment. The Center follows California state law with respect to privacy and confidentiality of mental health information and adheres to HIPAA guidelines with respect to all medical information. All medical information is confidential and may only be accessed by the student (age 18 and above).

Emmons Student Wellness Center provides students with high quality medical care, preventive health and wellness education, supportive psychological counseling services, outreach programs including sexual assault education and advocacy and links to important community resources.

Emmons also provides a 24/7 Confidential Hotline to assist students with immediate or important mental or emotional health and sexual assault-related concerns. Students can access the hotline by calling (323) 341-4141.

For more information and current health information, call the Center at (323) 259-2657 or http://www.oxy.edu/emmons-wellness-centerl.

Oxy Student Health Insurance and Waiver Process

Under the Affordable Care Act, all Americans are required by law to have health insurance. As of Jan 1, 2014, many new insurance requirements were added are now reflected in the 2016-17 Oxy Student Health Insurance Plan. For the 2016-2017 academic year, students and families may attempt to waive the Oxy plan by verifying adequate coverage in Southern California.  Please note that international students are required to purchase the Oxy student health insurance plan, and may not waive. 

Students are required to complete the waiver process by Sept 1, 2016 for the 2016-17 academic year. Those who cannot waive are automatically enrolled into the plan.  For more information or to start the waiver process, hosted by Gallagher Student Insurance, please go to: www.gallagherstudent.com/oxy.