Vera Whole Health Center

The Vera Whole Health Center is for all Mills students, no matter what insurance you have. Office visits, health coaching visits, and all generic prescriptions dispensed at the clinic are free. Labs will be billed through your insurance. The health center can offer support to find off-campus specialty care. All students are encouraged to use the on-campus health center first, because it is convenient, free, and designed for you!

You can also call the after-hours care line at 510.671.3985 to ask questions or to seek medical advice.

If you need medical attention during the summer, find more information here.

If you have recently graduated from Mills College, find out about your continuing health insurance coverage options here.

Contact

The Vera Whole Health Center at Mills is located in CPM 14. Please call to schedule an appointment at 510.671.3985. For more information visit: verawholehealth.com/mills.

Appointments

Call 510.671.3985 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am–5:00 pm to schedule your appointment.

Bring your student ID to verify your enrollment in Mills College.

Services

After-Hours Care Line (24/7)

All students may use the after-hours care line (510.671.3985) at any time to ask about symptoms, get advice about whether to go to the emergency department, or to make an appointment to see a physician the next day at the health center.

At the Vera Whole Health Center

Many services are available to all students such as office visits, lab tests, and health education. Recommended screenings such as pap tests, blood pressure, HIV and other STDs, and cholesterol are conducted as well as immunizations.

Office visits are free for all students, including physicals and annual exams. You must bring your Mills student ID with you to utilize the health center.

Students are referred to health education services or wellness coaching or to the Mills Wellness Office for assistance with nutrition, smoking cessation, alcohol and drug education, and stress management.

The health center is not an infirmary, hospital, or emergency department. Emergency medical issues requiring hospitalization are managed at local hospitals. Students may also utilize Urgent Care clinics, depending on what their insurance recommends.

Referrals Outside of Vera Whole Health Center

The health center staff can provide referrals to community clinics and other resources. For further assistance, you may contact Counseling and Psychological Services or Wellness and Community Outreach in the Division of Student Life at 510.430.2260.

Confidentiality

Ensuring patient privacy is a priority of the health center staff. You will be asked the reason for your visit upon registering at the front desk. If you do not feel comfortable verbally stating the reason, you may write it down. To maintain the privacy of students while being seen by a doctor, nurse, or health educator, students should remain in the waiting room until called into an exam room.