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Health/Mental Health Resources

The following health (including mental health) resources and programs are suggested as a starting point for community members in need of health insurance, mental health resources, crisis intervention, STI testing, or drug and alcohol treatment.


Resources in Response to COVID-19

For general information related to Spring and Winter 2021 terms, getting assistance with online classes, accessing reliable Wi-Fi, observing CDC guidelines, and more, refer to our dedicated info hub on Coronavirus.

For resources regarding housing, general financial assistance, food banks, legal aid, and much more, visit missioncares.missioncollege.edu.

Health Insurance

Disclaimer: The Mission College Student Health Services does not endorse any insurance plans.

The Affordable Care Act/ACA ("Obamacare") has made more health insurance options available. In California, individuals should access Covered California.

Community college students benefit from no and low-cost health insurance insurance options. These include staying on your parent's plan until age 26, expanded Medi-Cal eligibility, tax credits to help pay for health insurance; improved student health insurance plans; and catastrophic plans that provide emergency coverage at a lower upfront cost.

Affordable Care Act:
Mental Health Resources

Speak to a mental health counselor at Mission via Cranium cafe chat. 

Printable Mission College Mental Health Resources Brochure lists information on local sliding scale counseling and psychotherapy services, Mental Health Crisis Services, LGBTQI+ Services, and more. Copies also available at Student Health Center.

College employees who experience personal distress are referred to Claremont EAP, call 800-834-3773, which is available 24 hours, 7 days/week. This service is arranged by our the WVMCCD Human Resources Department to support employees and their immediate family members.

Nod is a tool to help prevent loneliness among college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center
Mental Health Services for Medi-Cal insured or uninsured
1 (800) 704-0900
24 hours, Multi-lingual, Crisis Intervention, Referrals, Short-term counseling

NAMI Santa Clara County
The mission and values of NAMI Santa Clara County are to help people with a lived experience of mental illness and families by providing support, education and advocacy; to promote research; to reduce stigma and discrimination in the community; and to improve services by working with mental health professionals and families.

Mental Health Crisis Services

SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE (24 hours) Santa Clara County Mental Health Department - 1-855-278-4204

Mission College Counseling Office Crisis Counseling
(408)855-5555

Crisis Text Line

Mental Health SF provides a live chat or phone call

24 Hour (EPS) Emergency Psychiatric Services Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
871 Enborg Ct., San Jose, CA 95128
(408)885-6100

Bill Wilson Center 24 Hour Crisis Line
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408)850-6125
Mental/ Physical/ Financial/Sexual problems and more

Mental Health Urgent Care
(Santa Clara County Mental Health Department)
871 Enborg Court
San Jose, CA 95128
(408)885-7855; after hours: (1-800)704-0900

Walk-in outpatient crisis clinic, 8 am to 10 p.m., seven days a week. MHUC provides screening, assessment, crisis intervention, referral and short-term treatment for adolescents and adults.

The program is designed to avoid involuntary hospitalization, psychiatric emergency room visits, and incarceration.

Child Abuse Reporting Center
408-299-2071; South County: 408 - 683-0601

Elder Abuse - Adult Protective Services
(408)928-3860

Sexual Health Resources
STD Testing and Treatment
 
Have your own insurance?

The back of your insurance-card should have a “Member Services” or “Customer Services” number to call. You can call members services to inquire about STD testing and what is covered under your particular insurance plan.

If there would be large cost to STD testing, you can request help with applying for Assistance programs. Member services may be able to send you a list of covered entities to help you with finding a location close to your home!

Have Medi-Cal?

There is affordable/free STD testing through Gardner Health Services at any of their following locations. Make sure to call their general line to make an appointment at any of their location.

* While scheduling your appointment, make sure to ask about any cost/s you may accrue for services.

Gardner Health Services
CompreCare Health Center

3030 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, California 95127
(408)457-7100
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Syphilis Test 

Gardner Health Services
Alviso Health Center

1621 Gold St Alviso, California 95002
(408)457-7100
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

Gardner Health Services
Saint James Health Center

55 E Julian St San Jose, California 95112
(408)457-7100
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

Gardner Health Services
Gardner Downtown Health Center

725 E Santa Clara St San Jose, California 95112

(408)457-7100

Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

Gardner Health Services
Gardner Health Center

195 E Virginia St San Jose, California 95112
(408)457-7100
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test 
Are you uninsured?

Each of the following sites will pre-screen you over the phone for eligibility for the Family Pact Program, or similar financial aid program, to receive sliding-scale or free STD testing and treatment.

You will be informed if you qualify, at which point you may schedule an appointment.

* Make sure you ask about any cost/s you may accrue prior to scheduling an appointment.

North East Medical Services
1870 Lundy Clinic

1870 Lundy Ave San Jose, California 95131
(408)573-9686
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Mar Monte Community Clinic

2470 Alvin Ave San Jose, California 95121
(408)274-7100
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Eastside Health Center

3131 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, California 95127
(408)729-7600
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Rapid Testing
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
San Jose Central Health Center

1691 The Alameda San Jose, California 95126
(408)287-7526
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Mountain View Health Center

2500 California St Mountain View, California 94040
(650)948-0807
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Family Health Center at OConnor Hospital

455 OConnor Dr San Jose, California 95128
(408)283-7676
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Main Clinic

1333 Meridian Ave San Jose, California 95125
(408)960-0660
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

Sutter Walk-In Care San Jose – Coleman

San Jose Market Ctr, 685 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110
(800)972-5547
Free/Low Cost

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

Bay Area Community HealthStory Clinic

2880 Story Rd San Jose, California 95127
(408)729-9700
Free/Low Cost

Free Services:

  • HIV Test
  • STD Test

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
Want sliding-scale STD testing without applying for financial-aid programs?

Santa Clara County Public Health Department
The Crane Center

976 Lenzen Ave San Jose, California 95126
(408)792-3720
Free/Low Cost -The Crane Center offers HIV and STD Testing for $40

If you are positive for an STD (besides HIV) treatment will be provided and covered by your $40 fee! This fee may be waved by administration if you are financially unable to pay, but you must discuss with staff during phone consultation.

Free Services:

  • Hepatitis C Test
  • HIV Test
  • STD Test

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test 

Bay Area Community Health
Irvington Dave Clinic

40910 Fremont Blvd Fremont, California 94538
(510) 770-8040
Free/Low Cost: sliding-scale fee decided during initial pre-screen phone-call.

Services Offered:

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics of Central San Jose

1671 The Alameda, Ste 101, San Jose, CA 95126
(408)426-5433
Free/Low Cost: RealOptions provides STD testing on sliding-scale basis and no more than $49 max for STD testing services. You must discuss fee with staff during phone consultation.

Services Offered:

  • HIV Test
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
Stress Reduction Techniques

CDC resources on coping with stress.

Need quick ways to relax and de-stress throughout the day?
Article by Kaiser

Greater Good Science Center - discover practices to help you feel good.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Resources
Sexual Assault Resources
Domestic Violence Resources
  • Next Door Solutions (24 hours) - (408)279-2962
  • SAVE 24 hour hotline (510)794-6055
    Fremont based counseling, emergency shelter, advocacy, and more

When survivors are forced to stay in the home or in proximity to their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised, and they may need to alter their safety plan. 1-800-799-7233 or Text LOVEIS to 22522

Information for Veterans

The VALOR/Veterans Center at Mission serves all military veterans and qualifying dependents, who are students at Mission College. Students of the program have access to a full-time staff, a technology that includes but not limited to full self-service computer labs, and counseling services.

Veterans do not have to receive VA Benefits to use Mission College's veteran services.

Veterans Crisis Line - (1-800)273-8255 and press 1 or text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in Crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through this confidential toll-free hotline. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Veteran Affairs local Mental Health Clinics (8 am to 4:30 pm). An Officer of the Day is on duty who would take crisis calls or arrange an appointment for a mental health intake:

VA San Jose Clinic, 80 Great Oaks Blvd, San Jose, CA, 95119, 408-363-3000

VA Menlo Park Clinic, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, C, 94025, 650-493-5000, ext. 22234. This facility is primarily for rehabilitation, not acute mental health crisis.

VA Fremont Clinic, 39199 Liberty St, Fremont, CA, 94538, 510-791-4000

VA Palo Alto facility, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, 94304, 650-493-5000

Mental health care is available on a 24/7 basis at Palo Alto Emergency Room, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, Ca, 94303.

For Combat vets only, there is a non-medical "storefront" Vet Center at 278 N. 2nd St, San Jose, CA, 95112, 408 -993-0829. Counseling services are available for veterans and their families.

Drug and Alcohol Issues

Treatment Centers - a list of local treatment centers. 

Gateway — Alcohol & Drug Screening, Information, and Referral  for Medi-Cal insured or uninsured.
1 (800) 488-9919

Voices United (Silicon Valley Resource on Substance Use and Addiction)
(408)292-7292; Hope Line: 800/NCA-CALL
Substance abuse counseling for individuals and families

College Student's Guide to Drug Abuse - from Amethyst Recovery Center.

Information on 12 Step meetings