Emmons has moved to a telehealth model and all services are free to students. Read more about the services being offered during the pandemic, including FAQs on COVID-19 vaccinations.

Your health is important to us. Emmons is open and we are providing medical and counseling services. However, due to COVID testing clinics, we may not be available to answer your phone calls. Please email us at emmons@oxy.edu or leave us a voice message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Medical Services

Emmons medical providers are available to all students Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm via Zoom telehealth consultation. Appointments and walk-ins are available. Students wishing to see a medical provider should call the front desk at (323) 259-2657 to be put on a medical provider’s schedule.

Medical providers can provide a wide variety of consultative medical services via telemedicine. Through a comprehensive assessment of symptoms and complaints, medical providers can provide limited diagnosing and treatment, including writing and sending prescriptions to the student’s home pharmacy and making referrals to specialists and local providers.


Emmons Counseling Services is committed to supporting the mental health needs of all Oxy students, regardless of location. All of our services are virtual, and occur via phone or video. We offer individual and group therapy, case management, consultation services, drop-ins, and virtual walk-ins (Monday-Friday, 3-4 pm PST). To schedule an appointment please call (323) 259-2657 or schedule online at the student health portal.

HELPLINE: 24/7 telephonic medical and counseling triage remains available for all students and community members anywhere in the United States: (323) 341-4141.

Important information about your health insurance and COVID-19

Student health insurance is a full service PPO plan that can be used by medical providers who are in network with united healthcare. Providers who do not accept United Health will accept UHCSR insurance at out-of-network rates.

Insurance can be utilized anywhere in the US. Internationally, insurance can be used via reimbursement for services. Patients must call the insurance company before they go to the doctor to authorize the visit (if possible), or soon after to make them aware of the visit and the upcoming reimbursement request. Patients must retain all medical documents and receipts for services.

Project SAFE

Students seeking advocacy services and/or support should email the Survivor Advocate, Marianne Frapwell, at mfrapwell@oxy.edu to make a phone or video appointment. Marianne is working remotely, so email is currently the easiest method of communication. In-person accompaniments are available on a case by case basis, specifically for local students with court appointments to obtain temporary restraining orders.

Emmons Mission

Emmons Wellness Center remains committed to providing the students of Occidental College with accessible, culturally sensitive, and high quality medical care, psychological counseling services, and student-driven wellness education during this difficult time. Emmons' staff utilizes a comprehensive approach to wellness services that seeks to enhance the physical and emotional well being of students so they may be fully engaged in all aspects of college life.