Student Healthcare while at JPCatholic

Mandatory Health Insurance

All students must have medical health insurance as a non-academic condition of enrollment.

Students access health services through local medical practitioners, hospitals, and clinics. Students should know which local health care providers accept their health insurance plan. Students should be prepared to assume the cost of care above and beyond that covered by their insurance. We strongly urge students not to use the emergency room except in an actual emergency - even with insurance, the price of one visit to the ER can be extremely expensive.

Student Medical History Information

New students are required to fill out a Medical History form and to send it to the Admissions office. Forms and instructions will be sent to entering students well in advance of registration. In addition, they are available at the Admissions office. Information submitted to the Admissions office will be kept confidential and will be carefully reviewed to help provide individualized health care. Students are urged also to submit a physical examination form completed by their family physician, particularly if they plan to take part in athletics.

Hepatitis B Immunization:

The State of California mandates that first-time enrollees who are eighteen years of age or younger provide proof of full immunity against Hepatitis B prior to their enrollment. All students who accept JPCatholic's offer of admission, and who will still be under eighteen years old by the beginning of the Fall Quarter, will receive the Hepatitis B information in the mail. The immunization consists of a series of three vaccinations. Students can receive further information from their health care provider or county health department.

Psychological and Counseling Services

Psychological and Counseling referrals will be provided proactively by the Dean of Students to meet the wide array of personal difficulties that may interfere with the student's academic success. The counseling relationship is private and confidential. For a list of Catholic counselors in the area or for a recommendation for specific concerns, see the Dean of Students or email

In the case of an emergency, dial 911. In addition, San Diego runs a free, confidential crisis hotline that is answered 24/hrs a day: 1-(888)-724-7240.

Other available resources:

  1. Aurora Behavioral Healthcare, (858) 487-3200, 11878 Avenue of Industry, San Diego CA 92128
  2. Douglas Young Youth and Family Services, (858) 695-2211, 10717 Camino Ruiz Street, Suite 207, San Diego CA 92126
  3. Mental Health Systems Inc, Harmony Women's Recovery Center, (619) 287-8225, 9465 Farham Street, San Diego CA 92123, 6244 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 15, San Diego CA 92115,
  4. Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Chemical Dependency Recovery Program, Department of Addiction Medicine, (619) 221-6550, 3420 Kenyon Street, San Diego CA 92110.

In addition, click link for a list of additional California Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers & Detox Centers.

Local Health Care Providers, Urgent Care, and Emergency Rooms

(within walking distance or easy commute from campus)

Culture of Life Family Services (offers Catholic and Christ centered medical care)
362 West Mission Avenue Suite 105
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 741-1224

Graybill Urgent Care
225 East Second Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
Hours: Monday-Friday; 9am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday; 8am-4pm

Palomar Health Downtown Campus: standby emergency center and specialty services
555 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 739-3000

Palomar Medical Center: 24 hour multi-specialty hospital with emergency room and trauma center
2185 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029
(442) 281-5000