La Sierra University Student Health Services is dedicated to providing accessible quality healthcare to students, faculty and staff with sensitivity to cultural and personal backgrounds. Through Christ-centered service, we hope to promote health and wellness.
All La Sierra students enrolled in at least eight units per quarter are invited to use the services offered at the Student Health Services Office. In fact, if you’re on campus and have trouble getting to us, give us a call and we’ll come pick you up!
In person: Convenience Center, 1st Floor: Student Health Services Office (Suite A).
How to Schedule an appointment online:
All of our students have access to a selection of health care providers who works within a team of nurses and support staff (practice group) and are here to help them. Open Communicator is the secure online portal for students to access Medical Services. To access Open Communicator, click here . You must then sign in using your La Sierra University email username and password. If you feel you are eligible, but are having difficulty accessing the secure site, please call Student Health Services at (951) 785-2200 for assistance.
When logged into Open Communicator, students are able to schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments, complete pre-visit questionnaires, print out immunization records, send secure messages to providers or nurses, or request a prescription refill. New features are being aded all the time, and students are encouraged to become familiar with this site and to check back frequently.
Arriving for your appointment:
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and check-in at the front desk.
Our office offers a variety of healthcare services—including access to a medical doctor. Most of these services are covered by the quarterly Student Health Service fee you paid during registration.
Our basic services include:
In-house clinical laboratory tests
First aid/Emergency care
Health education/personal counseling
Selected prescription and over-the-counter medications
For a detailed listing of our services, click here.
For a detailed listing of our service fees, click here.
All students must complete and submit the following items to our office before enrollment. Please note: students who do not provide these items within the first quarter attended will have a hold placed on their account.
Hepatitis B series – Three doses required
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – Two doses required
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) – Within ten years required
Meningococcal vaccination – Recommended, especially for freshmen living in the Residence halls who wish to reduce their risk of meningococcal disease.
Tuberculosis Screening – PPD (Mantoux)* -- Required, within the past 12 months. (Tine or Monovac not acceptable). If PPD is positive, a chest X-ray required.
Physical Examination* -- Required, within the past 12 months. Include Urinalysis and Hemoglobin Laboratory tests, if needed.
*The student can have these done at the Student Health Services for $75.00 by the physician. Laboratory tests (Hemoglobin and Urinalysis) are also included. Immunizations fees will be extra: see the Service Fee page for current costs. Click here to download the Student Health Record forms.
La Sierra University requires that all students taking classes, working on campus, or residing in the residence halls have health insurance. La Sierra University provides an insurance plan to any student that is registered for 6 or more units and/or is degree-seeking.
Getting your insurance card:
If you are an international student, you can access your insurance card online. Click here to see the instructions on how to print your insurance card.
If you are a domestic student, you will need to contact Student Health Services for your insurance card. Please call (951) 785-2200 during regular business hours to obtain information.
New Student Physical Examination
La Sierra University requires that ALL INCOMING STUDENTS intending to take 8 or more units (freshman, transfer and post-graduate) must be compliant with the Student Health Services requirements listed above, BEFORE registration. If you have any questions, please call our department at (951) 785-2200 during regular business hours and someone will be happy to assist you.
To access the Health Record & Physical Examination Form click here
To learn more about immunization requirements, click here.
• Obtain a Health Record & Physical Examination Form. Both sides–Immunization (completed by the student) and Physical Examination (completed by your doctor–must be completed and submitted to La Sierra University Health Services before Enrollment.
• Every new student, if he or she is taking 8 units or more, should have a Physical Examination record turn in to the Student Health Service. The Physical should be within one year; we do accept transfer Physicals also, if it was done within one year. The Physical should also include the Immunization Record with the following vaccines:
Hepatitis B -- Three doses series required
Measles, Mumps, Rubella -- Two doses required
Tdap -- Within ten years required
Meningococcal vaccination -- Recommended, especially for Freshmen living in the Residence Halls who wish to reduce their risk of meningococcal disease.
Tuberculosis Screening -- PPD (Mantoux) required, within the past 12 months. (Tine or Monovac not acceptable). If PPD is positive, a chest X-ray required.
• The student can have these done at the Student Health Service for $75.00; this will include the Physical Examination by the physician, Laboratory tests (Hemoglobin and Urinalysis), Tuberculin skin test (Mantoux), Immunization fee will be extra; see the Service Fee page for current costs. The Menactra (Meningococcal vaccination) will be an extra $85.00, this vaccine will be good for ten years. We will give all the new students a quarter (about 12 weeks) to provide us with this pre-matriculation requirement for La Sierra University Student Health Service, if we do not receive all the required documents, then the student will have a HOLD for the next quarter. Download the Student Health Record (pdf)