The Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic began offering its services this semester.
The campus Health Services office now offers a number of services to students at no-charge.
“It is free, confidential and convenient,” said Michelle Barkley, the campus nurse.
The Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic is a clinic that is available to students through the Health Service office.
“Not a lot of students have insurance or access to health services,” said 38-year-old human services major Purlang Mysaysana. “It’s a good idea to have it on campus.”
The Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic offers: testing for pregnancy, Rapid HIV, Hepatitis C, and syphilis, as well as screenings for chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to their website.
“I think this is a good service to have, especially on campus,” said 19-year-old photography major Jake Edwards.
Barkley said that in the past, the Health Services office has offered reproductive health services but because of funding, the services were discontinued.
Because of this, students were charged a $20 health service fee when registering for classes this semester.
While STI/HIV testing is a service funded by the health fee, all other Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic services are being funded through a Sacramento County grant, said Barkley.
However, Barkley said the health service fee may help the Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic “augment and expand even more” in the future.
“I’m not bothered by it,” said Edwards. “If they have to use the fee for that, I’m fine with it.”
The Sexual Reproductive Health Clinic is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in OPS 126.
Students just need to bring their student identification cards to the health office to access these and other services.
For any other questions regarding the services or the student health fee, visit https://www.crc.losrios.edu/services/health/reproductive-health.