Mission & Philosophy
A department within Health & Wellness Services, the Campus Health Center (CHC) provides urgent, primary, and ancillary care (including occupational medicine), as well as referral services to students, faculty, staff, their dependents, and guests of the CSUMB community. The staff is dedicated to meeting patient needs and promoting wellness and independence. Although our primary focus is to serve CSUMB/CSU students, medical care is available to the general public on a fee-for-service basis.
The medical professionals at the CHC are committed to responsible stewardship and providing health care within the highest ethical standards. Our primary focus is to assist students in achieving their academic goals by maintaining their health, providing health education and student advocacy, and promoting self-responsibility for wellness. We strive "to focus proactively on students' health enhancing behaviors and measures that aid student learning in ways that are not limited solely to problems, symptoms, or illnesses." (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education [CAS] p. 83, 2003)
CSUMB, through a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Doctors on Duty (DOD), jointly manages the CHC. DOD is a network of urgent-care clinics providing health care throughout Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. The CHC also collaborates with a number of local and regional health resources to provide a wide range of medical services.
The Campus Health Center is a part of Health & Wellness Services (HWS) at CSU Monterey Bay.