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Allergy and Asthma


The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology-conditions and treatments, find a provider


A Variety of Information about Asthma and All Types of Allergies-information, resources, online support groups 

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

American Red Cross-training, disaster assistance resources                                                                              

California Department of Public Health Disaster Preparedness Information-

FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency "Are You Ready?" An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness-information and handbook download

Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events- US Department of Education handbook

Drugs & Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous- Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Information regarding AA, as well as links to local meetings is available

Merced College Drug & Alcohol Free Campus-Merced College Drug and Alcohol Free Campus statement, policy and procedure

Stanislaus Valley Groups-Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Directory

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA) National Recovery Month-promotes the benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, highlights the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the messages that recovery in all forms is possible

Flu Information

California Department of Public Health, Influenza-statewide seasonal flu information

Centers for Disease Control, Seasonal Influenza- seasonal flu information

What You Should Know About the Flu_ Q & A, vaccine locator, flu prevention and treatment information

Health Insurance

(Merced College does not endorse any particular third-party insurance option; we list examples  of how you can use the web to shop for health insurance).


Covered California-Enacted in March 2010, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as "Obamacare," provides the framework, policies, regulations and guidelines for implementation of comprehensive health care reform by the states. The Affordable Care Act will expand access to high-quality affordable insurance and health care. provides a number of ways for individuals and employers to help make coverage more affordable. For individuals, financial assistance is available on a sliding scale, with more support for those who earn less. Covered California will help you determine if you qualify for these types of assistance programs.


Student Insurance Agency

Managed Care Dental Plan-Partnership between Student Insurance and Community College League of California; provides low cost dental insurance for enrolled students and their dependents

Heart Health

American Heart Association-Create Your Own Healthy Grocery List

Heart Attack 10-Year Risk Calculator_ National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute


(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning)

The Place-The PLACE is a non-religious support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 14-20, based in Modesto, CA. Parent support groups also available.

Mental Health

College Mental Health- polls and stories, fact sheets, suicide prevention information and resources


Merced College Personal Counseling Information-personal counseling services for enrolled Merced College students


The National Mental Health Association-online screening, finding a provider or support group, paying for treatment


Half of Us-mental health and substance abuse topics and resources for college students 


Merced County Department of Mental Health-mental health services and 24 hour crisis line

Mental Health Crisis line-(209) 381-6800 (24 hours) on line space where young people can receive and give support, inspiring their peers to get through tough times.

Merced County Resources


Low Cost Local Clinics-Clinics in the "Health Care Resources" pdf link below accept Medi-cal & Healthy Families. If you are low income and have no health insurance, these clinics may provide services at reduced charges.

Health Care Resources


Merced County Prescription Drug Discount Program




Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- Information and activities regarding nutrition, healthy weight, diseases, allergies and health conditions dietary guidelines, nutrition assistance programs, food safety, calorie and nutrition content of foods

US Dept of Agriculture groups, tips and resources, interactive tools, and print materials


Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)-serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk; provides nutritious foods to supplement diets; information on healthy eating, including breastfeeding promotion and support; and referrals to health care

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)


California Department of Public Health-pertussis (whooping cough) information


Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

 Awareness Information & Resources

Merced College Sexual Assault Information-information, prevention and reporting process

"End the Silence"-strives to open communication and end the stigmas surrounding rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse

Not Alone-Together Against Sexual Assault-reports, documents, and resources related to sexual assault on college campuses.

Rape, Abuse & Incest national Network (RAINN)-anti-sexual violence organization; provides information regarding prevention, reporting, recovery,  support,  statistical information.

Valley Crisis Center-Merced-provides domestic violence and sexual assault services, including a 24 hour hotline, crisis response and advocacy, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, and community education

Valley Crisis Center Crisis Line-(209)722-4357 (24 hours a day)

Sexuality / Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Sexually Transmitted Infection Information


Planned Parenthood-sexual and reproductive healthcare and information health information for college students

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Foundation-prevention, warning signs, information and events


Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection-American Cancer Society


Summer Health

California West Nile Virus Website-FAQ's, active cases, and reporting procedures 


Tobacco Use, Prevention, Effects of Use,

Quit Information & Resources

American Cancer Society-Stay Away from Tobacco-provides FAQs and resources for helping smokers and users of smokeless tobacco quit

Quit Assist Resource Guide-phone and online support and counseling, quit resources, and testimonials


TobaccoFreeCA-telephone and online resources and information

  Winter Health

Extreme Cold Prevention Guide-winter weather health and safety information from the Centers for Disease Control





This page last modified on 11/20/2014

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