Student Health Center

In support of the physical and mental health needs of the student artists in our community, CalArts has expanded Student Health Services (SHS). The Student Health Center (SHC) is located in D208 and provides students with easier access to care while still allowing for privacy during visits.
An on-site nurse provides general care, such as first aid for injuries, and treatment for minor illnesses and conferences on health problems. If it is necessary for a student to see an outside physician, they can attain a referral from the SHC for radiology, labs, and other related exams. Any referrals made by SHC will be charged to the student's health insurance plan. 
Students Health Services has partnered with Sam Dixon Family Health Center (SDFHC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center, to provide medical and sexual health services on campus in Room D-208. Their services are provided free to all students. Any referrals made by SDFHC will be charged to the student's health insurance plan. For students who present their own health insurance and are not covered by CalArts health plan, United Healthcare Student Resources, referrals and prescriptions will be provided directly to the student to arrange for care or obtain medication with a specialist or pharmacy covered under their insurance plan.  Appointments are encouraged but you are welcome to call us and if we have an open spot, we will do our best to accommodate you. 
SDFHC Clinic Hours: 
Alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
Fridays: Telehealth visits with Dr. Jeremy Sporrong 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Student Medical Services Available:
  • General preventive care, i.e. physical exams
  • Treatment for acute illnesses and injuries
  • Women’s health (birth control, pregnancy tests)
  • Men’s health
  • Anonymous STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) Screening and HIV testing
  • Reproductive health concerns
  • Laboratory services
  • Referrals to specialty providers, as needed
For more information or to make an in-person or Telehealth appointment please call the Student Health Center (661) 253-7830 Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm
In case of an emergency, please dial 911; for other urgent care needs, please check your health insurance for the closest urgent care. Henry Mayo, located just down the road, is our closest hospital. Additional over-the-counter medications will be available in the student store.
Information regarding COVID-19 Vaccination requirements and COVID-19 health and safety guidelines is located on our CalArts Returns page.

Immunization Requirements

In an effort to keep our community healthy, all students are required to have an immunization record on file with the Student Health Center. 
Students should have MMRTuberculosis and Meningitis vaccine information submitted by September 1, 2021. Please note that an immunization flag will be placed on your record and if immunization records are not received by September 1, you will not be allowed to enroll for spring classes until this form is turned in. If Immunization Records are in another language, they must be translated to English by a certified translator. For instructions on how to submit your immunization records please visit the Health Services page.
If Immunization Records are in another language, they must be translated to English by a certified translator. 
Follow these steps to submit your Immunization Record:
  1. Download the Immunization Form
    1. Please read the form carefully, complete all fields, collect the required immunization records, and provide a copy of your immunization record
  2. Go to your Application Status Page []
  3. Click the Immunization Form and Records Upload link in your checklist on your application status page. 
  4. Upload your completed Immunization Form and a copy of your Immunization Record

Health Insurance Plan

For detailed information about the CalArts Health plan, please visit the Tuition and Fees section of this site. The new insurance carrier for the 2020-2021 year is the UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) Insurance Plan. A summary of benefits is available at  
**Travel insurance does not meet CalArts Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) requirements.