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Cuesta Students Drive-Through Flu Vaccination Clinics are Coming Soon!

San Luis Obispo Campus Paso Robles Campus (NC)

Tuesday, October 20th in coordination with the Food Bank Drive

Wednesday, October 28th

Wednesday, November 4th

Hours: 3PM-5PM

Location: Parking Lot 3

Tuesday, October 20th in coordination with the Food Bank Drive

Thursday, October 29th

Thursday, November 5th

Hours: 3PM-5PM

Location: Parking Lot 11

 

  • Flu vaccines are FREE for currently enrolled Cuesta students through your Student Health Center Fee, sorry NO employees.
  • Pre-screening required. Students with fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, headache, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, or recent loss of taste/smell will be deferred until a later day for their vaccine. Please keep our campus community safe and do not come to campus if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days. We will save your vaccine for later!
  • For more information, please visit our virtual lobby or follow us on social media @cuestahealthcenter
  • Updates: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html

 

¡Para información en español sobre el proceso de vacunación, haga clic aquí!

 

 

Movies for mental health workshop online

Monday November 2, 2020 | 11am-12:30pm PT

We are partnering with a nonprofit organization called Art With Impact to host a Movies for Mental Health (Online) workshop on 11/2/2020.The workshop uses film to initiate dialogue on the topic of mental health, and reflect on how the messages we receive from the media influence our perceptions of mental illness. The main goal of the workshop is to reduce stigma around mental health issues and mental illness, creating a culture in which we can speak openly about our experiences.

The 1.5 hour workshop consists of a facilitated discussion, short films from our film library, therapeutic exercises to connect mind and body, and a panel of speakers. The panel includes on- and off-campus mental health resources, as well as student speakers who share their lived experience with mental illness or mental health issues.
FREE REGISTRATION HERE 

Topics: 

  • Managing Anxiety and depression, social distancing with COVID environment. Navigating isolation with remote learning.
  • Relationships dynamics during social distancing and pandemic time (domestic violence & sexual abuse prevention, effective communication).
  •  Inclusion & Diversity on Campus: Racial dynamics - BLM movement, Latinx, LGBTQI+ 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month 

Rumba Class |October 28 at 6:00 p.m. 
Move your body and join us in a Rumba Fit class!

This is a Latin-inspired cardio dance exercise that uses music, movement, and culture to create a
multicultural party atmosphere. You don't need to know the perfect steps, just be open-minded
and ready to have fun while burning a few calories to achieve a healthy lifestyle. 
 
Event link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94403021510
Instagram Live: @cuestahealthcenter 

For more information: studenthealthcenter@cuesta.edu 


Conversatorio: Estilo de vida saludable, ¿cómo lograrlo? | Jueves, Octubre 29, 6 p.m.  

La comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos representa un alto porcentaje en enfermedades de riesgo 
cardiovascular y enfermedades no transmisibles (como asma, diabetes y sobrepeso) que pueden evitarse 
haciendo simples ajustes en la dieta y la rutina diaria. 
 
Únete a nosotros y aprende cómo lograr esos pequeños cambios de hábitos que transformarán tu vida y
la de tu familia.  Los estudiantes de Cuesta y sus familiares están invitados a participar. El taller será en español.  
 
Link del evento:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93459693881  
Instagram Live: @cuestahealthcenter  
Contacto: studenthealthcenter@cuesta.edu 

click here to see more events related to Hispanic Heritage Month


Win a $25 card with Kognito Challenge!

Kognito challenge win $25Kognito challenge

Click here for more details:

Requirements: 

 

How to Complete Kognito Challenge: 

  • Go to ccc.kognito.com and launch the at-risk for students training
  • Create an account using your password 
  • Fill out a couple questions and be sure to say you are a Cuesta Student 
  • Go through entire simulation 
  • You will be emailed your certification. Submit your PDF Certificate to JotForm Provided

Submissions: We will be accepting submissions from October 1st 2020 until October 31st 2020 at midnight. 
Reward: Prior to completing the training students will automatically enter into a raffle for a giftcard to a local restaurant. 
Names will be randomly picked and distributed during the first week of November. 
There will be 5 winners who get a $25 giftcard to a local restaurant. 


 The County of SLO Behavioral Health Department, Cal Poly Campus Health & Wellbeing, Cuesta College Student Health Center, and the Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo County are hosting a virtual Suicide Prevention Forum during September and October for the SLO County College community. The gallery features stories from the Live Through This series, a keynote from Live Through This creator Dese'Rae L. Stage, and resources from campus and community supports. The gallery can be accessed at www.slosuicideprevention.com.

The Cal Poly & Cuesta College Suicide Prevention Forum has gone virtual! This project is a celebration of hope and resilience. 


Students can sign on to this virtual world and create an avatar. They have different activities happening each week and students can interact with each other casually as well. Click here for more information.

Online Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling and Community Exclusively for College Students


Undocumented students Action week

This year the Action Week partners will offer the following audience targeted webinars open to the system. We encourage you to (1) plan to participate in webinars specific to your needs and (2) share this audience targeted webinar list with your colleagues. Zoom registration links will be made available by Thursday, September 17th.

Click here to find more details.


American Addiction Centers, an organization that provides substance abuse treatment and educational resources for people with mental health and substance abuse issues. They host several free virtual 12-Step support meetings each week: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/virtual-meetings

 

They also created a guide that provides information on Alcohol and Drug Hotlines. It offers free assistance to those with a drug or alcohol addiction and their loved ones.


 

Updates

Governor Newsom approved a statewide order on June 18, 2020 requiring face coverings/masks in certain settings.  Here is the official guidance from the California Department of Public Health. 
The following mandates included in the order are applicable to those employees, students, and the public who are on campus for any reason:

  • Face covering/mask is required when waiting “Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space.”
  • Face covering/mask is required when “Engaged in word, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site, when: Interacting in-person with any member of the public; Working in any space visited by members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time; Working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities; In any room or enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s household or residence) are present when unable to physically distance.”
  • Face covering/mask is required, “While outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible.”

 


Due to COVID-19 and current shelter in place orders, Student Health Services is temporarily closed for in-person appointments and has a process to serve you remotely. 

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.


Having a conversation about mental health is challenging, but it is an important step in ending the stigma and connecting individuals with the help they need. Kognito trainings teach faculty, staff, and students to recognize mental distress, with the goal of connecting students to support services. Get your training for free!

https://ccc.kognito.com/

Kognito promotion




    measles alert

IMPORTANT reminder regarding Measles (Rubeola): Public health officials urge people to avoid immediately going to a medical office if:
1. They are not immune AND
2. They have been exposed AND
3. They have symptoms
Instead, call a health care provider or urgent care center by telephone to create an entry plan to avoid exposing others in waiting rooms.

Getting vaccinated is a very effective way to prevent measles. People who are not immunized, or who have not received the full immunization, are at high risk of catching the disease. Now is a good time to check to see if you have been immunized. If you have not, there are several ways you can get vaccinated. Contact your insurance provider to see if the vaccine is covered at no charge. Anyone, regardless of insurance, can be vaccinated at the Public Health Department. If you are unsure of your immunity, your doctor can check with a simple blood test. Cuesta Student Health Center does not carry the vaccine or provide serology testing.

For Further Information For further information about measles, please call your local public health department or visit the www.cdc.gov/measles

Reference: Center for Disease Control

More info: Measles Information


Past Events:
Taking Control of Your Health: Women's Experience in Healthcare
Awareness Gallery
Insurance Representative
Nutritous November
Relaxation Room
Sleep Is Your Super Power
Week of Love
Winter Wellness Wonderland
Flu Clinic
Manifest
Know Your Status
Chill Out
Valentine's Celebration

The loneliness epidemic

Well-Bar

Eat the rainbow

3Tea Well-Bar

Photography contest 2019

Journey of hope 2020

Behavioral Interventions & support

Photography gallery