The Wellness Center, provides health services to currently enrolled full- and part-time students. The purpose of the Wellness Center is to further the equality of educational opportunity and success for all Porterville College students by providing access to health services which promote the physical, emotional and social well-being of students. The Wellness Center maintains high quality health care services by establishing procedures treatments, activities and referral systems designed to meet student needs.
The student health fee gives the students full access to a full-time Registered Public Health Nurse available Monday through Friday and during evening hours as well.
Services included, but are not limited to, campus emergency care, first aid, nursing assessment and treatment of common acute illnesses and infections, TB tests, vision and hearing screening, blood pressure screening, and selected immunizations. If further off-campus medical evaluation or treatment is needed for injuries or ailments, students will be referred. Referral for individual counseling is available for students expressing the need for personal counseling. A rest area and some over-the-counter medications are available. First aid supplies are also located in strategic areas throughout the campus. Appointments are available but not necessary.
Students with chronic health problems of a serious nature (diabetes, seizure disorder, cardiac problems) are advised to inform the Wellness Center so that the best possible help can be rendered in case of an emergency.
Throughout the year the Wellness Center coordinates campaigns for better health, such as Red Ribbon Week, Great American Smoke Out, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Cancer Awareness and an Annual Health Fair. Health education information and materials are also available on many topics.
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 written authorization. The only exception is when subpoenaed by court or when information is required by public health law.
Information on the Wellness Center may be obtained by contacting:
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:
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.
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).
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.
Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) 733-6669
AIDS, STD and Hepatitis Hotline 1-800-922-2437
Alcoholics Anonymous 1-661-322-4025
Alternative Services - 215 N. "D" Street Porterville 782-4681
AMR/Mobile Life Support 3350 W. Mineral King Visalia 636-8272
Blue Cross of California 2327 N. Main St. Visalia 635-8259
C.H.D.P. 115 E. Tulare Ave. Tulare 685-4701
Care Pregnancy Resource Center 64 W. Putnam Porterville 782-1225
Central Calif. Crisis Center 770 N. Main Porterville 781-6240
Child Welfare Services 788-1100
Family Health Care Network 1107 W. Poplar Ave. Porterville 781-7242
Imperial Ambulance 784-8500
Kaweah Delta District Hospital 624-2000
National Council on Alcoholism 525 E. Bardsley Tulare 688-5127
Porterville Pregnancy Resource Center 64 W. Putnam 784-3251
Rachael's Vineyard (post-abortion healing) 1-877-629-6626
Sequoia Family Health Care Network; walkins welcome; corner of Putnam and Villa; Porterville 781-3700
Sierra View District Hospital 465 W. Putnam Porterville 784-1110
TeenSMART Outreach Program 733-6123
Tulare County Health and Human Services Prevention 132 N. Valley Oak Dr. Visalia 733-6123
Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency; Mental Health; 303 E. Olive Porterville 782-4150 information and referral line 1-800-834-7121 mental health 24 hour line = 1-800-320-1616
Tule River Alcoholism Program 1010 N. Reservation Rd.; Porterville 782-5557
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