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After Hours and Weekend Care

Getting care when the health center is closed

Telehealth

If you are enrolled in the Caltech Anthem Student Advantage medical plan, you can access telehealth available through LiveHealth Online, you can connect with a U.S. Board-certified doctor 24/7, 365 days a year via your phone, tablet, or computer, usually within an hour. You can use the Telehealth service at no cost to you if you are enrolled in the Caltech Student Medical Plan (otherwise, you can use the service for a fee).

Save time and money and get the care you need. Telehealth can help diagnose and treat minor ailments such as allergies, pink eye, and earaches, and can send a prescription to your preferred pharmacy if needed.

The closest pharmacies to campus are:

Urgent Care

Urgent care offers services for medical problems (e.g. minor burns, asthma (which is not responding to medication), urinary tract infection, especially with fever or back pain, possible fracture or dislocation, a cut requiring stitches, any injury with significant pain or fever, etc.), that, while not emergencies, require medication attention within 24 hours.

The following is a list of the closest urgent care centers and their contact information.

600 S. Lake Ave. Suite 105
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 844-8848

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Weekends: Closed

https://urgentmednetwork.com/pasadenaurgentcare/

797 S Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-2244

Hours:
Open daily 24 hours

797 S. Arroyo Pkwy.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 304-0404

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am - 5:00pm

https://www.pasadenauc.com/


600 E Colorado Blvd #120
Pasadena, 91101 CA
(323) 301-7988

Hours:
Open daily, 9:00am - 7:00pm

This information is current as of 4/14/2020. Please call ahead to confirm availability of services and hours.

For those who have Kaiser insurance, there are urgent care facilities in Pasadena and Los Angeles.

You will need to present your insurance card and picture ID at the time of service. Co-pays or deductibles may apply. Check with your insurance carrier to determine whether care will be covered and the terms.

You will be responsible for the charges not covered by your insurance.

Emergency Room and Hospital

Emergency room care offers services for emergency situations that are life-threatening or cause impairment (e.g. difficulty breathing for any reason, severe asthma, severe allergic reaction with throat swelling, unconsciousness or unresponsiveness, major injury with obvious fracture, open chest wound, spinal or neck injury, overdose, etc.).

In the event of a clear threat to life or a serious injury, obtain paramedic/ambulance assistance immediately.

  • On campus: Call extension x5000 or (626) 395-5000
  • Off campus: 911

BE PREPARED to say exactly where you are and what is wrong. You will be taken to the nearest hospital emergency department.

Huntington Memorial Hospital and Methodist Hospital takes all insurances.

You will need to present your insurance card and picture ID at the time of service. Co-pays or deductibles may apply. Check with your insurance carrier to determine whether care will be covered and the terms.

You will be responsible for the charges not covered by your insurance.

Pharmacy and Emergency Contraception

If you visited urgent care or ER and were given a prescription, it may be filled at any pharmacy. Medication should be started as soon as possible.
Do NOT wait for the Student Health Services to open on Monday.

The nearest pharmacies in the area are:

Hours
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
1239 Arden Rd.
Mail Code 1-8
Pasadena, California 91125
Health (626) 395-6393 | Counseling (626) 395-8331
(626) 585-1522