Health Information

Allergy and Asthma


Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Drugs & Alcohol

  • Alcohol Rehab Guide – Information on the signs of alcohol addiction, the effects, and the support options for those involved.
  • 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
  • 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

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 – Health insurance plans for individuals and families. 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. Health Insurance for Students
  • Smile California – Medi-Cal Dental Program

Heart Health


  • 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.
  • The Trevor Project – A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Mental Health

Merced County Resources


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  Information and activities regarding nutrition, healthy weight, diseases, allergies and health conditions
  • Merced College Basic Needs Program/Food Pantry  basic needs services and resources linking students to on- and off-campus housing, food, mental health, and other basic needs.
  • Merced County Food Bank  emergency food pantries; community food distribution.
  •  dietary guidelines, nutrition assistance programs, food safety, calorie and nutrition content of foods
  • US Dept of Agriculture  food 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

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Awareness Information & Resources

Sexuality / Reproductive Care/Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)

Skin Cancer

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

Veteran Resources

Merced College 1st Lt. Peter J. Gallo Veterans Resource Center

  • Veterans Certifying Official
  • Computers and Printing Services
  • Lending Library (Borrow Books)
  • Veterans Education Counselors
  • Veteran Peer Guides (English & Math)
  • Networking Opportunities

Wellness Central

Wellness Central California Community Colleges

  • This is a free health and wellness resource created especially for California Community College students.  This resource is here for you to access in your space at your pace!