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 for in person and walk-in visits. Appointments and walk-ins are available depending on the provider's schedules and availability. Students wishing to see a medical provider should call the front desk at (323) 259-2657 or email us at emmons@oxy.edu to be put on a provider's schedule. Walk-in appointments vary by the day, and are subject to change at any given notice due to emergency situations, provider availability, etc. Walk-ins are reserved for sick and injury-related visits only.

Counseling

Emmons Counseling Services is committed to supporting the mental health needs of all Oxy students. All of our services are free of charge (except for psychiatry, as detailed below). We offer short-term individual therapy, ongoing group therapy, walk-ins, drop-in chats, case management, and consultation services from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday. All of our services are virtual (including walk-ins) until Jan. 31, 2022, when we plan to offer hybrid services based on student preference. All Oxy students are able to utilize our services regardless of their location. To schedule an appointment, please call (323) 259-2657 or email emmons@oxy.edu

COVID Testing

COVID testing takes place Monday through Friday from 8am to 3:45pm in the AGC (2nd Floor). This includes any required surveillance testing, as well as symptomatic rapid testing for students, staff, and faculty who are experiencing active COVID-19 symptoms. You do not need to "opt-in" to participate in surveillance testing, nor are appointments required - you just go to the 2nd Floor of the AGC.

The Oxy 24/7 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

Project SAFE is Oxy’s sexual and dating violence prevention and intervention program. Students seeking advocacy services and/or confidential support can email the Interim Survivor Advocate, Tirzah Blanche, at survivoradvocate@oxy.edu  to make a phone or video appointment. To meet with a Project SAFE Student Programming Assistant, sign up for the PAs’ weekly drop-in office hours or email projectsafe@oxy.edu to schedule an appointment. Read more information on the resources and services offered by Project SAFE

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.