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Health Center to offer free therapy to students

Los Rios Community College District is partnering with WellSpace to offer free confidential therapy for staff and students to combat everyday and academic stressors. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Irene Jacobs

April 19, 2019

The life of a student can be a stressful one. When combined with a home life, social life and employment, deadlines and other academic stressors can become overwhelming. However, this semester, American River College’s Health Department is offering options for struggling students. Since early Februa...

Fee brings new affordable health services to Los Rios

Nurse Pam Whipple writes notes after student appointments in one of the consultation rooms in the Health Center at American River College on Dec. 10, 2018. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

December 12, 2018

On Oct. 22, the Los Rios Community College District announced the implementation of a new mandatory $20 health services fee due at registration each semester across all four colleges, beginning in spring 2019. This fee will fund new and expanded services that will be available to all enrolled students. Th...

Suicide is not the answer, prevention is possible

September is mental health awareness  month. (File photo)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

September 30, 2017

September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which carried  a goal of informing and familiarizing the public about statistics, preventative care and how to conduct effective discussions regarding mental health. Ironically, September is merely the cusp at which most people experience depressiv...

ARC Blood Drive gets started

One of the two Blood Source trucks parked on the American River College campus for the Blood Drive being held March 1 and 2, 2016.   (Photo by Bailey Carpenter)

Bailey Carpenter

March 1, 2016

Today, March 1,  was the first day of American River College's annual two day Blood Drive. The event will continue tomorrow, March 2, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There are two stations, one near the parking structure and the portables, and the other near the Student Center and science building.  ...

ARC to host blood drive March 1 and 2

ARC student, Cedric Fowlks gives blood at the blood drive. The Blood Drive took place on ARC campus on Sept. 29th.

Allante Morris

February 26, 2016

Once a semester American River College hosts their annual Blood Drive. This spring, it will be held March 1 and 2 at parking lot B next to the Student Center and the lot next to parking garage and police portable. According to BloodSource, approximately 1 out of every 7 people entering the hospit...

Additional screenings for tuberculosis to take place next week

An email sent to ARC students from the Health Center notifies all students that additional tuberculosis screenings are taking place the week of Feb. 1 for those who may have exposed to an active TB case on campus in Nov. 2015. The screenings are for potentially exposed students who were not tested on Dec. 1, 2015. (Screen capture of email from the ARC Health Center)

Matthew Peirson

January 30, 2016

Additional screenings for students that may have been exposed to tuberculosis in November are scheduled for the week of Feb. 1, according to an email from the American River College Health Center. The screenings are in coordination with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health, which scheduled ...

Health Center conducts tuberculosis tests

The diagnostic agent Tubersol, right, is used to test for tuberculosis by causing a mild allergic reaction in those who have contracted the disease. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

December 1, 2015

By Matthew Peirson and John Ferrannini In an original version of this story, the word tuberculosis was misspelled in the last sentence. An unidentified American River College student is in isolation after having been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to a statement made by the Sacramento ...

Opinion: Free printing would be more valuable to student success than free condoms

Printing on campus is not a free commodity and costs 10 cents per page to use. However, condoms can be picked up for free at the health center on the American River College campus. (Photo by Noor Abasi)

Noor Abasi

October 21, 2015

The American River College library chargers 10 cents to print per piece of paper, however, the health center is handing out three free condoms a day and some of the condoms even come with lube attached. ARC students can get free condoms from many clinics and hospitals, outside of ARC, but everywher...

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