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Health and Wellness

Make an Appointment

You can make a medical appointment by calling us 310-846-5738 or you can walk-in to schedule one in-person.

After Hours Information

Our mission at the SHWC is to provide medical and counseling services, as well as health promotion programs to promote healthy living and engagement, to help students fulfill their artistic endeavors at Otis College.

All currently enrolled Otis College of Art and Design degree seeking students have free access to the Student Health and Wellness Center, including those without the student health insurance plan. The SHWC is open for all Otis students.

You can make a medical appointment by calling 310-846-5738 or you can walk-in and make an appointment. For counseling, you can call 424-207-2492 or walk-in to Ahmanson B05B (on the Lower Level) to make an appointment. Lastly, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and would like to be tested, we ask that you call the SHWC for a virtual zoom or phone appointment first, where we will then give you instructions on where we will be testing you. Otis College is strongly recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for all students.  

Health clinic

Clinic Information

  • Academic Year Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Summer Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Closed weekends and all Otis College holidays
  • Location: First floor, Ahmanson Room 107
  • Phone: 310-846-5738, Fax: 310-846-5739
  • Email:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Many of the services are free for all students, but if you waived the Student Health Insurance plan, there will be a cost associated with certain services. For those services, you will be advised on the cost ahead of time and can decide to use a doctor through your insurance rather than the SHWC. Please see costs on the Menu of Services and Fee Schedule page.

Please visit our After Hours Instructions page.

No. The questions that you answer while completing the online waiver process fulfill the requirements, so a copy of your Medical ID Card is not needed.

All full time students are charged a Health Center Fee and can access many of the services provided by the SHWC. This is a separate fee from health insurance.

Helpful Links

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Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

We are pleased to announce that the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) was awarded re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for an additional three years. This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our student health center. Pursuing accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our students, regarding both physical and mental health. 

Otis College of Art and Design Student Health and Wellness Center joins many other college student health centers in achieving accreditation but stands alone as the only college student health center at an Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) school that has received accreditation.

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