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Henry Mayo Providing Primary Care Medical Care Services at CalArts

On-campus service is for students who have non-life-threatening healthcare needs.

VALENCIA, CA – To expand convenient access to high-quality medical care for California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) students, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is now providing primary care medical care services on the CalArts campus. The services are intended for students who require care for non-life-threatening conditions.

Christina Soliman, a Henry Mayo Newhall Primary Care physician assistant, is the provider on campus and is available at Henry Mayo Primary Care’s Valencia location when the campus clinic is closed. Soliman brings a wealth of experience to the clinic, having previously worked as a physician assistant at ExpressCare in Chatsworth, CA and Sam Dixon Family Health Center in Newhall.

The clinic is open for all CalArts students Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.

“We are pleased to provide medical services to the students at CalArts,” said Robert Pretzlaff, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Clinical Officer at Henry Mayo. “CalArts is a nationally renowned institution with students from diverse backgrounds, and they may not always know where to access the healthcare they need. Now, they can conveniently receive care right on campus.”

“CalArts is delighted to partner with our neighbor Henry Mayo Primary Care Medical Services to provide this key service to support student success,” said Elizabeth Peisner, EdD, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs–Health and Wellness at CalArts. “Lack of access to primary care can be a barrier to student persistence and achievement. We are thrilled to have this resource available directly on campus, so our students can maintain their health and wellness as they pursue creative and academic excellence at CalArts.”

Students can receive primary and urgent care services at the clinic, including:

  • Annual check-ups
  • Care for chronic illnesses
  • Falls, strains, and sprains
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • And more


ABOUT HENRY MAYO – Henry Mayo is a 357-bed, not-for-profit community hospital and trauma center. Your family can count on us for critical life-saving services and primary and specialized care. Our emergency department is open 24/7 to serve you, and a panel of physicians, both specialists and sub-specialists, are available around the clock for your most critical needs.

We also provide a wide range of care through a number of services: a popular maternity department, lactation support, and childbirth education program, highly respected cancer program jointly operated with Keck Medicine of USC, advanced primary stroke center, an acute rehab unit that helps individuals regain their independence, top-notch cardiovascular services, outpatient primary care, urgent care, and wound care services, highly attentive physical and occupational therapies, and a number of inpatient and outpatient surgical services.

The patient care teams who come to work at Henry Mayo every day are dedicated to providing the best possible care to you and your family.

ABOUT CALARTS – California Institute of the Arts has set the pace for educating professional artists since 1970. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions. As successive generations of faculty and alumni have helped shape the landscape of contemporary arts, the Institute first envisioned by Walt Disney encompasses a vibrant, eclectic community with global reach, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines, and cultural traditions.