Off-Campus Health Resources

DISCLAIMER: Information alone cannot substitute for professional medical care. Contact a healthcare provider if you are ill, injured or have symptoms that concern you. Although the sites listed below are reputable evidence-based sites, Student Health Services does not control the content of or guarantee the information contained in these or other links.


CSULB Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Offers free individual sessions, workshops, and support groups for students.
  • Their website is incredibly helpful with many resources and includes assessment tools.

Online resource for college mental health

National Alliance on Mental Illness
An organization that can provide support, information, and resources regarding mental illness.

Off-Campus Referrals

Mental Health Urgent Care
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Walk-in services only. Psychiatrist on site.
6060 Paramount Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90805


Star View Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center
24/7 rapid access to mental health assessment, crisis intervention and urgent medication support
3210 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90807


Long Beach Mental Health
2600 Redondo Ave, 3rd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90815

Emergencies: 800.854.7771

CSULB Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Program
In 2001, the CSULB Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Program was established to educate students about the potential negative consequences of drug and alcohol use and/or abuse.

Alcohol/ Drug Counseling for students
Linda Pena, LMFT, MA, MS, CADC
Phone: 562.985.1732

Alcohol Resources

Start Your Recovery

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA)
College Drinking Prevention Website
NIAAA College Materials

Campus ATOD Policies

Planned Parenthood
A comprehensive website with information about health and wellness, birth control information, STIs, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and abortion.

Planned Parenthood Sexual Health Chatbot
Roo answers all your awkward questions about sexual health, relationships, growing up, and more. Chatting with Roo is free and private, so go ahead and ask the things you don't want to ask out loud.

Planned Parenthood Live Chat
Need help? Chat with a Health Educator. Chat online or text "PPNOW" to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STDs, and abortion.

American Sexual Health Association
Provides information about partner communication, STIs, support for those with herpes, and more.

Most patients coming to the SHS for a free pregnancy test receive pregnancy options counseling while waiting to receive their results. This short counseling session provides the patient with unbiased information about reproductive health and patients who have a positive pregnancy test are given referrals for all options including parenting, abortion, and adoption.

Prenatal Care Information

Prenatal care is important to begin as soon as possible during your pregnancy in order to deliver a healthy baby. This means visiting a doctor who will provide you with information about how to take proper care of yourself during pregnancy and help you with any medical conditions.

If you have health insurance and need assistance finding a provider that is covered by your health plan, please call the Student Health Services at (562) 985-4771 to schedule an appointment with the Referral Nurse.

If you do not have health insurance, you can receive care through St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach.

Mary Hilton Mother & Child Center at St. Mary's Hospital
562.491.9000 Healthcare Benefits Assistance (Covered California plans and Extended Medi-Cal) and have a Medi-Cal enrollment specialist on site.

  • Free pregnancy tests (no appointment necessary)
  • Health Education Classes
  • High Risk Pregnancy Care
  • Prenatal Care Classes
  • Prenatal Tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Breastfeeding Assistance

Abortion Resources

Family Planning Associates
2777 Long Beach Blvd #200
Long Beach, CA 90806

Planned Parenthood
800.576.5544 or 800.230.PLAN
2690 Pacific Ave, Suite 370
Long Beach, CA 90806

Women's Care Center Torrance
18051 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite C
Torrance, CA 90504

Adoption Resources

The National Pro-choice Adoption Collaborative

Open Adoption & Family Services

Free HIV testing is available through the Student Health Services. You will be tested using a finger stick technique. Results will be rapid. This means that you will get your results back the same day, usually within 10 to 30 minutes. Low cost testing is also available for STIs and results are typically ready in 2-5 days.

To make an appointment, call Student Health Services at 562.985.4771.

Off-campus STI and HIV Testing Services

Out of the Closet
3500 East Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA

  • HIV testing only
  • Free HIV Testing, results in 20 minutes
  • Other locations throughout region

Planned Parenthood
2690 Pacific Avenue, #370
Long Beach, CA

  • HIV and STI testing
  • Other locations throughout the region

Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
2525 Grand Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815

  • HIV and STI Testing and Treatment

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
2017 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA

  • HIV and STI Testing

AIDS Project LA (APLA) Health Center of Long Beach
1043 Elm, Suite 302
Long Beach, CA 90813

  • HIV & STI testing and treatment services
  • HIV+ services available

Free nutrition counseling services are available to students at the Student Health Services through the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion.

Eating Disorder Counseling and Case Management for Students:
Kim Poehler, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Phone: 562-985-2804

Outside Referrals and Resources:

The Trevor Project
Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and adults.

UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
A nationally renowned center for care and educational resources for Transgender Health.

Go Ask Alice
Alice! is not one person, but a team. The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. Alice! team members have advanced degrees in public health, health education, medicine, counseling, and a number of other relevant fields.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Mayo Clinic's Healthy Lifestyle Guide
Learn about living a healthy lifestyle including nutrition, stress management, consumer health, and much more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Get information about health alerts and outbreaks, learn about health topics, disease prevention, traveler's health, and much more.

Medline plus health topics A-Z
A library maintained by the National Institutes of Health, an alphabetical listing of health topics, including symptoms, treatments, and prevention.

Medline plus health information tools
A library of Interactive health assessments, tools, and videos maintained by the National Institutes of Health.

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

My Plate

Meatless Monday Campaign

MedlinePlus: The vegetarian diet

CDC Physical Activity Basics

CDC Traveler's Health Information
Vaccines, Medications, and Advice for International Travel

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)
IAMAT is a non-profit organization that helps you plan a healthy trip, connect you with reputable English-speaking doctors, and award scholarships to improve healthcare where you travel. IAMAT's health information and services are available to travelers from any country.

World Health Organization (WHO) International Travel Page
Health and Disease Information for International Travel

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to receive the latest security updates from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Drug Interaction Check
Check for interactions between prescription medications, OTC medications, and herbal supplements.

Using Medications Safely

Prescription Drug Abuse Information

Food and Drug Administration
Information on medications, medical devices, and safety

National Library of Medicine A-Z List of Drugs, Herbs and Supplements