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 at 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 Newhall Hospital, located just down the road, is our closest hospital. Additional over-the-counter medications will be available in the CalArts store.

Immunization Requirements

Immunizations and Screening
***We are currently transitioning electronic medical record systems. Immunization uploads will be open for submission after August 11th, 2023. Please gather your documents and have them ready. Call 661-253-7830 if you have any questions.
In an effort to keep our community healthy, all students are required to have immunizations on file with the Student Health Office. 
All incoming CalArts students are required to enter all immunizations dates, upload a completed Tuberculosis screening form, and supporting documentation of vaccinations or immunity AFTER Aug. 11, 2023
Note: All vaccination records in a language other than English will need to be translated by a certified translator. 
Required Immunizations:
California Institute of the Arts requires new students to submit the following, as part of the admission requirements.
  1. Proof of receiving TWO doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) or positive immunity. 
  2. Tuberculosis (TB) screening or test within 6 months prior to their first day of class.
  3. For any students living in the residence hall or apartment(s) through Calarts Housing Program, at least one dose of Meningitis vaccine (MCV4) or MPSV4) is required prior to move-in date.

Students with a medical exemption or religious/philosophical exemption must submit their exemption form AFTER Aug. 11, 2023.

Additional Submission requirements:

  • TB Screening form completed and signed by a Licensed Healthcare Provider
  • Copy of Full Immunization History 
Email is not a secure method to submit immunization requirements.

Health Insurance Plan

For detailed information about the CalArts Health plan, please visit the Tuition and Fees section of this site. The insurance carrier for the 2023-2024 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.