Health Clinics San Pedro CA

Local resource for evaluating health clinics in San Pedro. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to health clinics, primary care physicians and health insurance providers, as well as advice on vaccinations, flu shots, medications and medical emergencies.

Harbor Free Clinic
(310) 547-0202
599 West Ninth Street
San Pedro, CA
Venice Family Clinic
(310) 392-8630
604 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA
Rapid Screenings - STD - HIV - DNA Testing
(866) 867-0393
1360 W 6TH ST STE 191

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P V Family & Immediate Medical
(310) 541-7911
26516 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

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Rapid Screenings - STD - HIV - DNA Testing
(866) 867-0393

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Wilmington Community Clinic
(310) 549-1123
1009 North Avalon Boulevard
Wilmington, CA
St. John's Well Child Center
(213) 749-0947
514 W. Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Ruffin, Dirk, Md - P V Family & Immediate Medical
(310) 541-7911
26516 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

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Rapid Screenings - STD - HIV - DNA Testing
(866) 867-0393

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Mary Hilton Ob Health Clinic
(562) 491-9047
529 E 10th St
Long Beach, CA

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How to Stay Healthy in College

You may think you are healthy as an ox, but that’s neither here nor there when you’re away from home and sick as a dog, especially since close living quarters and stress can seriously aggravate health issues.

Since Mom won’t be around to feed you chicken soup or carpool you to appointments, use this guide to doctors, vaccinations, insurance and meds to stay as healthy as humanly possible while on campus.

Check off Your Checkups

If you want to stick to your hometown doctor, you’ll need to schedule appointments on breaks from school (which requires some planning). Otherwise, make sure you hit up these docs while you’re out of town:

  • General practitioner: every six months to a year for a complete physical
  • Dentist: once every six months to keep those pearly whites clean
  • Gynecologist (for females): once a year for a Pap smear and pelvic exam
  • Dermatologist: once a year
  • Psychiatrist: varies on a person-by-person basis. You can schedule a visit with the school’s psychiatrist, who will help you make additional appointments from there, or you can ask your at-home doc for phone sessions

The Vaccine Scene

Many colleges require incoming students to have certain vaccinations since disease can spread like wildfire through dormitories. Make note of the vaccines your school requires and make sure you’ve got them taken care of. The following vaccinations, if not current, are suggested for college students by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis)
  • MCV4 (meningococcal vaccine): specifically recommended for previously unvaccinated college freshmen living in dormitories
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Polio series
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Varicella (chickenpox): a second catch-up varicella shot is recommended for adolescents and adults who have previously received one dose

You may need these bad boys too, depending on your own specific health conditions or exposure in households to other people at risk:

  • Influenza
  • PPV (pneumococcal polysaccharide)
  • Hepatitis A
  • HPV (human papillomavirus): aka the cervical cancer vaccine, it’s a series of three shots for females only. Additional recommendations may be made if future research shows that the vaccine is also safe and effective for males.

Chances are you’ve probably already had most of these vaccines, but be sure to confirm with your doctor. And while you’re at it, ask for a copy of your medical records to stow at school. (You never know when you’re going to need those!) If you’re still worried, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. It also offers a free online quiz that tells you exactly which vaccines you may need.

Got Insurance?

Most colleges require students to have health insurance. If your school offers its own insurance, look into it, especially if you’re not covered ...

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