Health Services News & Events
Need Medical Insurance? Need Help Navigating The Healthcare System?
It’s that time of year—open enrollment. And SLO County has a new enrollment counselor
to help residents get medical expenses covered.
Meet Bernie Rubio! Bernie helps people navigate the health care system in both English and Spanish. People reach out to Bernie for support and with questions about health insurance and finding affordable medical care.
Bernie helps so many SLO County residents in many different situations: someone is hospitalized unexpectedly and is unable to pay the bill; a family arrives to the U.S. and is unsure how to get health insurance; a Cal Poly student arrives from out of state; a long-time SLO County resident is not yet old enough for Medicare but suddenly needs health insurance…
“Taking care of our health in the early stages is really important. If we do that, then it will save lives,” said Bernie.
Bernie encourages anyone to call him if they have questions, especially because you might discover resources that you didn’t know were an option for you. Bernie speaks English and Spanish.
Bernie Rubio, Covered California Certified Enrollment Counselor
2180 Johnson Ave, SLO
CCC Student Ambassador Program
Are you interested in becoming a student ambassador at Cuesta College through the CCC Foundation?
Student ambassadors will be trained by FoundationCCC around important community resources and public benefit programs that address students’ basic needs, such as CalFresh, Crisis Text Line, tax credits, and low-cost auto insurance. Throughout the academic year, student ambassadors will conduct peer-to-peer outreach to increase awareness, enrollment, and access to these resources. Student ambassadors receive an outreach toolkit to assist with their outreach activities and a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of outreach milestones. This is a paid volunteer position for Spring 2024.
- Read more about the opportunity by visiting the webpage.
- Scan the QR code and apply
- Student Ambassador Timeline & Milestones
- Questions? Email: email@example.com
Think Hopeful Wellness Program- Free and Confidential
Cuesta College Health Center is partnering with Think Hopeful, Inc. to provide a one of a kind wellness and mental health program. Here is your chance in getting access to personalized wellness. The Program offers students with science backed mental wellness material, anonymous connection with college students to interact, 1:1 dedicated coaching, Wellness Groups - and services are available during after-hours and weekends too!
Topics: stress, anxiety, relationships, nutrition, finances, general wellness.
There are no deadlines for registration since this will be an ongoing service. Students can register any time by emailing: Admin@ThinkHopeful.com. We will also have multiple information sessions in case students have any questions.
Concerned about a student?
Here are faculty & staff support lines:
WHAT IS IT? Are you concerned about a student? Notice behavioral or mood changes and unsure how you can support? You can have a direct consultation with a licensed mental health professional to support the student in a non-crisis situation
WHEN? Any day – you can expect a response within the same business day
HOW? Email Admin@ThinkHopeful.Com
WHAT’S THE PROCESS? No forms and no wait times. An email will allow you to confidentially consult with a licensed mental health professional (in a non-crisis situation). For crisis, please follow directions available here or contact the Student Health Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805 5463171
NEAT PROGRAM IS BACK: NUTRITION EDUCATION ACTION TEAM
Meet with a peer educator to learn about nutrition, discuss your personalized diet
analysis, and set positive lifestyle and nutritional goals such as nutrition for athletics,
fitness, weight changes, or just to get a few ideas for SMART changes.
Schedule your FREE appointment today:
email@example.com | (805) 5463171 |
Setting goals can be a great way to challenge yourself to make healthy lifestyle changes. Set yourself up for success by making your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely.
The college years are an exciting time of personal growth, but they can also bring academic, social, and financial pressures, which can worsen underlying mental health and substance use issues. By taking a brief MindWise Screening, students can learn if they have a behavioral health issue and learn signs and symptoms. Immediately following the brief questionnaire, they will see the results, recommendations, and key resources. Please, click here to learn more about this amazing tool and general ways to engage students.
Questions? Contact us for more information.
Visit The Center website if you need information about STI testing, Birth Control, Plan B, Condoms and more. Patients must call ahead to be triaged and directed regarding the process. SLO (805) 544-2478// AG (805) 489-4026
Public Health Clinic in Paso Robles is still open to see patients for essential services. They're open Monday- Friday 8-5 pm. You can call their phone line at (805) 237-3050.
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