Health/Mental Health Resources

The following resources and programs are suggested as a starting point for community members in need of health insurance, mental health resources, crisis intervention, STI testing, or drug and alcohol treatment.

Resources in Response to COVID-19

We offer Covid-19 testing for current students and staff/faculty.

Please visit our district's COVID-19 resource page at for comprehensive information on our guidelines and resources. We kindly ask that you continue to use the COVID-19 reporting form available on the district's COVID-19 resource website in the following situations:

  • If you are a student or employee and have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and you were on campus during the period in which you may have been infectious.
  • If you are a student or employee who works or takes classes on campus and are experiencing an ongoing COVID-19 exposure at home.
  • If you are a faculty or staff member who needs to report a student or guest that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and was on campus during the period in which they may have been infectious.
  • If you are a supervisor or manager who needs to report an employee that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and was on campus during the period in which they may have been infectious.

Additionally, Health Services is here to support you. We have home testing kits available for those who would like to pick one up, and we can also perform COVID-19 tests on-site. Masks are also available for pickup at Health Services, should you need them. The District will continue to follow the Santa Clara County Public Health guidelines. You can access the latest California Department of Public Health information on these guidelines by visiting


For resources regarding housing, general financial assistance, food banks, legal aid, and much more.

Health Insurance

Disclaimer: The Mission College Student Health Services does not endorse any insurance plans.

The Affordable Care Act/ACA ("Obamacare") has made more health insurance options available. In California, individuals should access Covered California.

Community college students benefit from no and low-cost health insurance insurance options. These include staying on your parent's plan until age 26, expanded Medi-Cal eligibility, tax credits to help pay for health insurance; improved student health insurance plans; and catastrophic plans that provide emergency coverage at a lower upfront cost.

Stress Reduction Techniques

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Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

Domestic Violence Resources

  • Next Door Solutions (24 hours) - (408)279-2962
  • SAVE 24 hour hotline (510)794-6055
    Fremont based counseling, emergency shelter, advocacy, and more

When survivors are forced to stay in the home or in proximity to their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised, and they may need to alter their safety plan. 1-800-799-7233 or Text LOVEIS to 22522

Information for Veterans

The VALOR/Veterans Center at Mission serves all military veterans and qualifying dependents, who are students at Mission College. Students of the program have access to a full-time staff, a technology that includes but not limited to full self-service computer labs, and counseling services.

Veterans do not have to receive VA Benefits to use Mission College's veteran services.

Veterans Crisis Line - (1-800)273-8255 and press 1 or text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in Crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through this confidential toll-free hotline. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Veteran Affairs local Mental Health Clinics (8 am to 4:30 pm). An Officer of the Day is on duty who would take crisis calls or arrange an appointment for a mental health intake:

VA San Jose Clinic, 80 Great Oaks Blvd, San Jose, CA, 95119, 408-363-3000

VA Menlo Park Clinic, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, C, 94025, 650-493-5000, ext. 22234. This facility is primarily for rehabilitation, not acute mental health crisis.

VA Fremont Clinic, 39199 Liberty St, Fremont, CA, 94538, 510-791-4000

VA Palo Alto facility, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, 94304, 650-493-5000

Drug and Alcohol Issues

Treatment Centers - a list of local treatment centers.