Health Services, Portable (Lot 6) 415.485.9458
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays – 4 p.m.to 7 p.m.
Fridays – 8 a.m. to noon
Indian Valley Campus
415.883.2211 ext. 8126
Mondays – 9 a.m to noon
Tuesdays – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Update on Measles in Marin
As of January 28, 2015, there have been two confirmed cases of measles in Marin County and both of those individuals were unvaccinated. Statewide, there have been 79 confirmed cases of measles in twelve counties. A letter from the public health officer issued to all K-12 families outlined the expectation that unvaccinated children will be excluded from school for 21 days if there is a case on campus.
Measles is a very contagious airborne illness and is highly preventable through vaccination. The virus is spread by sharing the same area with an infected person especially if that person coughs or sneezes. Individuals are usually contagious starting 4 days before they develop symptoms, and may unknowingly make others ill.
Measles usually starts with a high fever, runny nose, red and irritated eyes, and a rash. The rash is red and bumpy, starts on the face and moves down the rest of the body. Some people may suffer complications such as pneumonia or swelling of the brain and may require hospitalization.
Measles is preventable. Children routinely get their first dose of the MMR vaccine at 12–15 months of age and the second dose before kindergarten. It takes two weeks to develop immunity after receiving a measles vaccine.
Since health information is not required to attend College of Marin, COM students, staff, and faculty should know their immunization status. Adults born after 1956 should have two documented doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccinations or documented presence of antibodies to each of these diseases through blood tests. Thank you for doing your part in keeping Marin families healthy.
More information about measles is available on the California Department of Public Health website.
In an Emergency
If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency call 911; in an urgent situation, please call 7455 from any campus phone or 415.485.9455 from your cellular phone for the campus police. To reach the nurse dial 7458 from any campus phone or 415.485.9458.
The Student Health Center is not open weekends or holidays. There is no on-call service available. Services are available when classes are in session to currently enrolled students on weekdays.
Confidentiality Statement: All medical and personal counseling records are confidential with legal restraints. Our records are not part of the student’s academic records. Information will not be released without student’s written consent. For more information, please review our Student Health Center HIPAA statement.