Advice Nurse Services

Advice Nurses are available to see all students.

The Advice Nurse is available during normal Student Health hours. If contacting after hours or on the weekend, you may experience a delayed response.

If you need immediate advice, we have a 24/7 nurseline: (800) 539-1387.

To Speak with an Advice Nurse:

  • In Person: Please check in at the Appointment Desk before proceeding to the Advice Nurse office
  • Telephone: (805) 893-7129
  • Online:  Gateway

The Advice Nurses are available to assist you by answering health-related questions, providing information for self-treatment of:

  • mild illnesses
  • injuries
  • if needed, making appointments with appropriate clinicians

They are available to provide:

  • routine immunizations
  • tuberculosis screening
  • assess upper respiratory infections, including strep testing
  • assess and treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women
  • address contraception and sexually transmitted infection (STI) questions
  • remove sutures/staples
  • perform first aid on minor wounds.

For students who have waived out of Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI), there may be a charge added to their BARC account for some services. The Advice Nurse will discuss any applicable fees prior to proceeding.