The Medical Team at Emmons is available to all Oxy students for in-person visits, to assess, diagnose, and treat medical conditions. We function predominantly as an Urgent Care model and work closely with providers in the community to provide students with quality medical care.

Schedule an appointment

Call us at (323) 259-2657 or email us at emmons@oxy.edu

Schedule an STI screening, message a provider, and check results:

Appointments can be scheduledfor Monday - Friday 9am-12pm & 1-4pm. Same-day appointments may be available.

Walk-in Hours (without an appointment)

Monday 9:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00-11:00 am, 1:00-4:00 pm

Thursday 9:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm

Friday 1:00-4:00 pm

We are closed for lunch everyday from 12:00-1:00 pm and closed every Wednesday for a staff meeting from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. While Emmons is open until 5:00 pm, the last appointments and walk-ins we can accept are at 4:00 pm, and are not guaranteed. Hours are subject to change depending on provider availability.

COVID-19 Testing for Students

If you’ve been exposed:

  • Pick up a free at-home COVID test kit from Emmons during open hours, Monday through Friday (9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm).
  • Report your results to Emmons. All at-home test kits include a QR code with instructions to. Students are required to report their results, whether positive or negative, using the form.This form also provides Emmons staff with important information for contact-tracing.

If you are experiencing symptoms:

  • Visit COVID testing walk-in hours at Emmons,Monday-Friday 9 am-11 am, to have a medical provider administer the COVID test.
  • ORpick up an at-home test kit from Emmons during open hours and report your results as explained above.
  • If you want to be seen by an Emmons medical provider for your symptoms, you should come to walk-in testing hours, Monday-Friday, 9am-11am. Walk-in appointments will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

More questions about COVID-19? Please contact covidops@oxy.edu or visit the Back at Oxy website.

Medical FAQs

Scheduled appointments are for issues that do not require immediate intervention, like preventive care. For example, STI screening, birth control consultation, medication refills, Pap smears, lab draws would be seen as a scheduled appointment.

Walk-in appointments are reserved for students who need to be seen for acute illnesses, injuries, or emergency contraception. Walk-in hours vary depending on the day and provider availability. They are also on a first come, first served basis. Walk-in appointments cannot be guaranteed, as these visits tend to run longer and often require additional testing and care due to the fact that they are limited to sick and injury based visits.

Medical Services provided include (but are not limited to):

TB Screening
Sick/Injury Visits
Birth Control Consultations
Pap Smears
STI Screening

Limited services

Labs (With Emmons provider’s order or outside provider order)
Physicals - IES only
Medications & Refills
Flu Immunization Clinics - Fall only

Services NOT provided (referred off-campus)

Imaging (X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI)
Allergy Injections
Physical Therapy
Eye Exams
Dental Exams

All students can be seen at Emmons Wellness Center, regardless of insurance. Fee for service will be different depending on what Medical insurance you have.

If you have OSHIP, preventive visits such as contraception counseling, screenings, and immunizations are fully covered. Other office visits will have a copay of $10.

If you have private insurance, your insurance will be billed, but most likely the entire visit will not be covered. A visit typically ranges from $50-$120 with private insurance. Please see Cost of Visit for more information.

STI Screenings are FREE for all Oxy Students, regardless of insurance.

There are local urgent care clinics that accept a variety of insurance (including OSHIP) and 24/7 Emergency Rooms. For after-hours medical care, please visit our list of off-campus providers.

You can also utilize the TimelyMD app (link) or the 24/7 nurse line/advice line provided by most health insurance carriers. This phone number is usually found on the back of your health insurance card. Please see our list of off-campus resources.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency please call the 24/7 crisis support hotline at (323) 341-4141 or utilize TimelyCare.

Cost of Visit

Oxy Student Health Insurance Plan (OSHIP)

Emmons Medical Services is contracted only with Oxy Student Health insurance. Students with OSHIP have an Office Visit Copay of $10, which includes the fees for the visit, in-house testing, medications, immunizations, and supplies.

Private Insurance

Many students have other forms of private insurance rather than OSHIP. If you waived OSHIP and have another form of private insurance, your coverage for services at Emmons—from the initial visit to lab tests to medications—will differ depending on your plan's coverage for out-of-network care.

If you do not have Oxy insurance and your private insurance does not cover your visit, you will receive a 50% discount on Medical services. We strive to make our Medical Care low-cost for all students. The cost per visit will vary depending on the diagnosis and what our medical providers deem medically necessary during your visit. Most office visits cost between $50 and $120. Follow-up appointments are free of charge. To give you an idea of what services might cost, here are some ranges of what we bill for:

Item Fee
Office Visit $50
Labs Billed to your insurance, some limited cash pay options
In-house Testing Varies, $5-25 per test

Varies, $2-225, most are < $20. Prescriptions can also be sent to local pharmacies, where you can utilize your insurance.

Immunizations/Injections $20-265
Medical Supplies $3-80

Example 1:

You have a fever and severe sore throat for 2 days. You come to Emmons and a nurse practitioner assesses you, runs a few tests, and you are diagnosed with strep throat. Your provider prescribes you antibiotics and medication for pain and fever. Your bill may look like this (this is an estimate):

Item Cost
Office Visit $50
Labs - send out Billed to your insurance, TBD by insurance plan
In-house Testing Rapid tests: $18
Medications Antibiotics and fever reducer: $14
Total Cost $82

Example 2:

You have difficulty and painful urination for 3 days. You come to Emmons and a nurse practitioner assesses you, runs a few tests, and you are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. Your provider prescribes you antibiotics and medication for pain. Your bill may look like this (this is an estimate):

Item Cost
Office Visit $50
Labs Billed to your insurance, TBD by insurance
In-house Testing Rapid tests: $16

Antibiotics+pain meds: $25 (Alternatively, you decide to utilize your insurance and pick these up at a local pharmacy)

Total Cost $91 ($66 + pharmacy cost of medication

Contact Us
Emmons Student Wellness Center

Appointments: (323) 259-2657
Oxy 24/7 Confidential Mental Health Crisis Line: (323) 341-4141