Health/Mental Health Resources

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The following health (including mental health) 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, which were updated this month, and is working to update our college pages to match the most recent 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.

Affordable Care Act

Sexual Health Resources

Have your own insurance?

The back of your insurance-card should have a “Member Services” or “Customer Services” number to call. You can call members services to inquire about STD testing and what is covered under your particular insurance plan.

If there would be large cost to STD testing, you can request help with applying for Assistance programs. Member services may be able to send you a list of covered entities to help you with finding a location close to your home!

Have Medi-Cal?

There is affordable/free STD testing through Gardner Health Services at any of their following locations. Make sure to call their general line to make an appointment at any of their location.

* While scheduling your appointment, make sure to ask about any cost/s you may accrue for services.

Gardner Health Services
CompreCare Health Center

3030 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, California 95127
(408) 457-7100
Free/Low Cost

Gardner Health Services
Alviso Health Center

1621 Gold St Alviso, California 95002
Free/Low Cost

Gardner Health Services
Saint James Health Center

55 E Julian St San Jose, California 95112
Free/Low Cost

Gardner Health Services
Gardner Downtown Health Center

725 E Santa Clara St San Jose, California 95112


Free/Low Cost

Gardner Health Services
Gardner Health Center

195 E Virginia St San Jose, California 95112

Are you uninsured?

Each of the following sites will pre-screen you over the phone for eligibility for the Family Pact Program, or similar financial aid program, to receive sliding-scale or free STD testing and treatment.

You will be informed if you qualify, at which point you may schedule an appointment.

* Make sure you ask about any cost/s you may accrue prior to scheduling an appointment.

North East Medical Services
1870 Lundy Clinic

1870 Lundy Ave San Jose, California 95131
Free/Low Cost

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Mar Monte Community Clinic

2470 Alvin Ave San Jose, California 95121
Free/Low Cost

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Eastside Health Center

3131 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, California 95127
Free/Low Cost

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
San Jose Central Health Center

1691 The Alameda San Jose, California 95126
Free/Low Cost

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Mountain View Health Center

2500 California St Mountain View, California 94040
Free/Low Cost

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Family Health Center at OConnor Hospital

455 OConnor Dr San Jose, California 95128
Free/Low Cost

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Main Clinic

1333 Meridian Ave San Jose, California 95125
Free/Low Cost

Sutter Walk-In Care San Jose – Coleman

San Jose Market Ctr, 685 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110
Free/Low Cost

Bay Area Community Health
Irvington Dave Clinic

40910 Fremont Blvd Fremont, California 94538
(510) 770-8040
Free/Low Cost: sliding-scale fee decided during initial pre-screen phone-call.

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics of Central San Jose

1671 The Alameda, Ste 101, San Jose, CA 95126
Free/Low Cost: RealOptions provides STD testing on sliding-scale basis and no more than $49 max for STD testing services. You must discuss fee with staff during phone consultation.

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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

Mental health care is available on a 24/7 basis at Palo Alto Emergency Room, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, Ca, 94303.

For Combat vets only, there is a non-medical "storefront" Vet Center at 278 N. 2nd St, San Jose, CA, 95112, 408 -993-0829. Counseling services are available for veterans and their families.

Drug and Alcohol Issues

Treatment Centers - a list of local treatment centers.