SHC

Health Fee Referendum, April 3 &4

March 22, 2019

For the first time since 2005, the Klotz Student Health Center is asking students to approve an increase in the health fee on the AS ballot April 3 & 4. If approved, our current fee of $60 would increase to $75 still making us among the lowest in the entire CSU system, tied only with Dominguez Hills and Long Beach. (Students at other CSUs pay as much as $340 per semester!)

The health center’s aim is and has always been to keep students in optimal physical and emotional health, thereby improving their potential for academic success.

If students vote to pass the referendum, it will allow us to stay at our current level of service, providing CSUN students, especially those who are facing economic challenges or without medical insurance for:

  • Primary Care
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health services
  • Lab, X Ray and Pharmacy services
  • Dental Care
  • Nursing services
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Therapy

Passing the referendum will allow us to provide funding for much needed mental health services, including two psychiatrists at University Counseling Services. This is critical to help meet the growing need for students who need medication/prescriptions and to support students needing hospitalization.

If the referendum does not pass, the budget deficit would severely limit or eliminate valuable services at the Klotz SHC.

We could lose all dental services and up to 4 physicians- one in internal medicine, one in gynecology, one in infectious disease, and one in dermatology.

We would also be faced with a decrease in services in our lab, X Ray and pharmacy, as well as cuts in massage therapy, physical therapy, and nursing services.

Please share this information with students who value the services provided at the Klotz Student Health Center and University Counseling Services. For more information, or to read the referendum in entirety, go to: http://www.csun.edu/as/referendum