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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.

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OPEN:  Monday-Friday 
@ 8:00 AM -5:00 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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