Folsom Lake College Wellness Services is located in the Student Services Center (FL1-52 & 53) on the Folsom campus in Aspen Hall. Services are provided by College Nurse Mary Hansen, RN (photo on the left). Mary is a Public Health Nurse (PHN) with a Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN), as well as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Integrative Health (CNS - IH) and a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse (AHN-BC).
Mission: Folsom Lake College Wellness Services aligns with the College's Mission by:
Offering accessible, innovative, preventative care and wellness services that empower students and assist them in successfully reaching their educational goals.
Introducing students to fundamental, holistic health and wellness concepts that will help them create a lifelong foundation.
Developing and maintaining collaborations and partnerships - on the campus and in the community - that address student's diverse backgrounds, perspectives and needs.
Wellness Services Information The Wellness Model Services provided by the College Nurse are offered under the "Wellness Model" because they are nurse-directed.
Nurse-Directed Wellness Services Wellness Services is not a clinic; all services provided are within the nursing scope of practice. For this reason, although the College Nurse is able to provide students with many kinds of 'wellness' services (health promotion and illness prevention), the College Nurse does not diagnose illnesses or prescribe medications.
Events, Workshops and Presentations Folsom Lake College Wellness Services sponsors an annual fall Health and Wellness Day as well as multiple workshops and presentations during fall and spring semesters. For more information on workshops, wellness or health, please call (916) 608-6782 and speak to the college Nurse. You can check on campus bulletin boards, at the Wellness Services office, or the FLC website for upcoming workshop dates.
Confidentiality All services at Wellness Services are kept strictly confidential according to State and Federal regulations, HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA.
Most services and workshops are free There is a $5.00 fee for student TB testing – please pay first at Business Services (in the College Administration Building). Business Services hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wellness Services offers:
First Aid - Campus Police are "First Responders" (however the College Nurse will assist with accidents and sudden illness on campus pending availablity).
Evaluation of medical problems – help with developing a management plan for chronic conditions, instructions for self-care, and referrals to appropriate community resources as needed.
Confidential health advising & support - if medical or mental health referrals are needed, they will be provided.
Health screening – vision screening, blood pressure screening, weight and body fat measurement.
Tuberculin Skin Testing: TB testing only done at the Folsom campus. Tests are given weekdays except Thursday during Wellness Services hours. Results MUST be checked within 48 to 72 hours after being tested. Appointments are strongly recommended for both testing and results.
Drug and alcohol abuse information and referrals for students who are substance dependent or their families.
Smoking cessation information and counseling.
Health/wellness awareness outreach and prevention services; health/wellness events, workshops & presentations; illness prevention and safety advocacy.