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Appointment Tips

Appointment Tips 

Helpful Tips...Know your ABCs


  • Appointments made in advance save you time.
  • Allow enough time for your appointment. You will need at least 30 minutes - 1 hour.
  • AM hours are usually less busy- use these hours whenever possible.
  • Ask to make a follow-up appointment with the same provider when possible. 


  • Be on time! Late arrivals may need to be rescheduled.
  • Be specific about the reason for your visit. This will allow the medical scheduler to assign the most appropriate provider and time frame for your visit. 
  • Bring cash or use your ATM debit card for payment. No other forms of payment are accepted so please be prepared. 
  • Be sure to bring your student identification card.


  • Cancel or reschedule appointments in a timely manner-Give other students a chance to fill the time.
  • Contraception prescriptions are available.
  • Childcare arrangements: For their safety and protection, we kindly request that other childcare arrangements are made for your appointment time.
  • Come prepared! Bring your completed patient forms that were requested at the time when you made your appointment.

Contact Us

SHCS  and our Pharmacy is open,  
but by appointments only (NO WALK-IN). 

OPEN:  Monday-Friday 
@ 8:30 am -4:30 pm
Phone: (760) 750-4915
Fax: (760) 750-3181

Mailing Address

Student Health & Counseling Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001         

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