Gavilan College Student Health Services
Student Health ServicesWelcome to Gavilan College’s Health Services. Our mission is to Improve the physical, mental, and social health of our students and to strengthen and inspire the well-being of the entire college community.
The health and safety of our campus remain our highest priority, and together we can follow these steps to keep our campus community safe:
DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS IF YOU ARE SICK.
If you have any common symptom of COVID-19, Do Not Come to Campus except to visit the drop-in COVID-19 testing site.
COVID-19 testing at our Gilroy Campus (Gym Hallway)
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10am-4:30pm
Covid-19 testing is closed November 24th for the campus holiday.
This is a walk-up testing site with no appointment necessary. COVID-19 test results are typically available within 2 days, but might be delayed during peak, high demand time periods. Participants must provide their Gavilan ID number or present their Gavilan badges for identification purposes. People will be asked to provide their medical insurance information when registering, but they will not be denied service if they do not have medical coverage.
REPORT POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES OR EXPOSURES.
To assist with contact tracing and prevent the spread of COVID-19, report all COVID-19 positive cases and exposure involving staff, faculty, and students using the confidential and secure COVID-19 Reporting Form.
Student Vaccination Exemption Requests:
To request a medical exemption, please print the Medical Exemption Request form and take it to your medical provider. Forms and detailed instructions are available for download on the Covid-19 Resources page.
To request a religious exemption, use the online form in the health portal under the my forms tab. If needed, you may use this fillable PDF form and upload the form in the document upload tab of the health portal.
Please allow 14 days of processing time for any exemption request.
Mental Health Services
Phone and virtual visits for medical and emotional wellness counseling appointments are available during COVID-19.
Gavilan students who are currently enrolled are eligible to receive up to eight (8) emotional wellness sessions per semester at no cost. See a Gavilan Counselor to get connected with personal wellness counseling. Visit the Counseling website: www.gavilan.edu/counseling
You may also call Counseling Support to schedule an appointment:
- 408-852-2895 or
If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the 24/7 crisis hotline at 1-877-663-5433 or text: HOME to 741-741. For psychiatric or medical emergencies, call 911.
Students enrolled in credit courses have access to WellVia, a tele-health and tele-medicine service provided via telephone and secure video by board-certified physicians. All students enrolled in credit courses have access to this service as it is paid for by student health fees. The first consultation is FREE of cost to the student. Click for WellVia Information
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Contact, Office Location
Student Health Services Coordinator
Ryan Shook, M.S.W.
Student Center, SC 125 (near General Counseling)