College Nurse Services

Provided by Debbie Goodman MSN, RN, PHN
Coordinator, Student Health & Wellness Office
Certificated, non-instructional faculty

Appointments are recommended, but walk-in's are welcome and accommodated as time allows.

This service provides assistance to students seeking:

  • Health & Wellness Counseling
  • Illness Assessment and Referral
  • Vision / Hearing screening
  • Tobacco Cessation Counseling
  • TB Skin Testing
  • Urinalysis (dipstick)
  • Pregnancy Testing (must be 35 days since first day of LMP)
  • Body Composition Screening (TANITA Impedance scale)
  • Blood Sugar Screening
  • Anemia Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening (nominal fee)

The information derived from screenings is to be considered preliminary and does not constitute a diagnosis. It is your responsibility to follow-up with your healthcare provider for further evaluation and diagnosis.

Health / Wellness Services are available to Shasta College students who have paid the semester health fee and are registered at the time of service in credit-bearing courses for the current semester. Enrollment is verified with each visit.

With the exception of cholesterol screening and flu shots, there are no additional charges for services rendered in our office.

Good things to know:

  • The college nurse is a nurse, not a physician, and cannot make medical diagnoses. She can assess your complaint and pertinent body system and make a nursing diagnosis, discussing next steps of care.
  • It is not the intention of the college nurse to be identified as a primary healthcare provider. She will assist you with short-term / temporary health problems, but please stay connected with your primary healthcare provider for your on-going healthcare.
  • Medications. The office stocks a limited formulary of non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) medications to treat common - uncomplicated ailments. Students must self-select OTC's. Health center staff cannot recommend an OTC. Educational materials are available to assist with your OTC selection.

 Online Health Resources:

The following web sites are shared primarily as an educational resource. They are not intended to diagnose or guide treatment --- which is only appropriately done by a health care professional.

Shasta County Public Health Building a Healthier Community
Immunization information; Control Contagious Diseases and Prevent Epidemics; Investigate health hazards in the community; Link people to personal health services; Monitor the health of our community; Promote healthy living.

Quit Smoking Resources!
Current USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Recall Information
  

Ready Shasta Webpage

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Lots of credible information about maintaining health and preventing illness; Flu updates, vaccination recommendations, etc. 
         EveryDay Health tips from the CDC
         Check your "Flu IQ" with the CDC 
         National Flu Activity Map - weekly updates October thru May
www.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic - Medical information and tools for healthier lives, includes a "symptom checker" and FIRST AID Guide
Familydoctor.org   Accurate, credible health information for the whole family, from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Virtual Health Center An on-line resource with links to sites that address health care issues. 

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI)  The most up-to-date and accurate heart, blood pressure and cholesterol resources.
College of the Canyons - Nutrition Coach
Helping students eat well, be active and feel good about their bodies