STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
About The Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is staffed by one full-time registered nurse (RN), one full-time licensed practical nurse (LPN) and an administrative assistant (AA). Vincent T. Akimoto, MD, is the medical advisor. Students and employees of the college may utilize the Health Center services.
We are located in the Student Center (Building 5000), 1st Floor, Right Wing, Rm 5116.
Hours of Operation:
GCC HEALTH CENTER HOURS FOR SPRING 2016
(effective Wednesday, 1/13/16, to Monday, 5/9/16, last day of classes for Spring 2016)
· MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY:
TB Skin Testing: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm only.
Sign-In sheets close at 5:00 pm for TB Clearances.
(After 5:00 pm, please call Night Nurse on Duty.)
NO TB SKIN TESTING
Sign-In Sheets close at 5:00 pm for TB Clearances.
(After 5:00 pm, please call Night Nurse on Duty.)
TB Skin Testing: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm only.
Sign-In Sheets close at 3:00 pm for TB Clearances.
· WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS:
(The above schedules are to ensure that nurse(s) is/are able to catch up with students who have signed in by that time.)
(Above schedules may change at any time. In the event that happens, a notice will be posted on Health Center door.)
Please Note: When there is a change in staffing, a meeting, or a training, the Health Center operates on a modified schedule. The College community is informed via MyGCC and a notice will be posted on the door of the Health Center.
Student Health Center Services:
- Basic first aid for injuries and medical conditions that occur during school time
- Assessment and nursing management of chronic health problems based on the client’s physician-prescribed therapeutic regimen*
- Annual screening of employees for tuberculosis (TB) as required by law
- Screening of students for TB in compliance with public law and school policy
- Administration of TB skin test
- Immunization program*
- Immunization audit in compliance with public law and school policy
- Brief Tobacco Intervention program
- Screening of height & weight, blood pressure, vision, and pediculosis*
- Pregnancy testing and prenatal follow-up*
- Advocacy for persons with disabilities
- Referral services on health management
- Counseling on health and health-related issues.
*Services will be rendered upon availability of staff and resources.
Health Requirements for New Students:
- TB clearance within (1) one-year prior to school registration:
- For any individual entering Guam from an area other than the United States or its territories, Public Law 22-130 requires that a tuberculosis test must be conducted within six (6) months prior to enrollment.
- Those with positive test results must obtain medical evaluation with valid chest x-ray report from their private medical clinic first and then proceed to the TB Section of the Department of Public Health & Social Services for clearance. Located in Mangilao DPHSS, 1st Floor, Rm 118. *Chest x-ray is valid for (5) five years from date administered.*
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):
- Students must at least have one dose on or after the first birthday. Guam Immunization Protocol strongly recommends that individuals born in or after 1957 receive two doses of MMR, if they have never had measles (physician-diagnosed), or if they do not have confirmed laboratory evidence of measles immunity. Those born prior to 1957 are exempted from the MMR requirement.
- Tetanus & Diptheria (TD) received within the last 10 years
- Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)/Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) for students below 18 years of age
- Properly completed Emergency and Health Information Form
Health Requirements for Continuing Students:
- Continuing students are NOT required to have an annual TB skin test.
- TB skin testing is only given if student has stepped out for two (2) consecutive semesters in a row (Fall & Spring). If student is a positive reactor, TB clearance is only good for one (1) year from date issued by Department of Public Health and Social Services. *Effective August 18, 2015, per Department of Public Health and Social Services, a Physician's TB Clearance with valid chest x-ray report is needed along with a Certificate of Tuberculosis Evaluation Form issued by Department of Public Health and Social Services every year student is attending classes at Guam Community College.**Chest x-ray is valid for (5) five years from date administered.*
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) is good for a lifetime if dosages 1 and 2 have been given.
- TD immunization is good for 10 years after administration and needs to be updated prior to expiration date.
- The Emergency and Health information form also needs to be updated (see link below).
Note: Students whose choice of study will place them at risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens are advised to follow further instructions by their respective program advisor regarding other health requirements such as hepatitis B vaccine and physical examination.
Useful Health Information:
Eva Marie L. Mui, LPN
Genny P. Mesa, Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box 23069,
Barrigada GU 96921