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Student Health and Safety

The health and safety of students are priorities at Pomona College. The Office of Student Affairs maintains close relations with the staffs of special support services, including the Student Health Service, the Monsour Counseling Center, and Campus Safety. The Health Education Outreach Office at the Claremont Colleges also provides leadership in health education through student programming, as well as training all Resident Advisors in emergency procedures

In cases of emergency or for special services, two nearby hospitals are available:

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1798 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA
(909) 865-9500

Doctor's Hospital
5000 San Bernadino Street
Montclair, CA
(909) 625-5411

The Student Health Service, located in the Student Services Center, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from l:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Among its services, it provides health education, gynecological and contraceptive consultation, minor outpatient surgery, blood tests, X-rays, electrocardiograms, and allergy shots. After hours, on weekends and in emergencies, students may contact their RA, Campus Safety, or one of the two hospitals listed above. Student Health Services has a medical provider on-call after business hours, available through Campus Safety, 909 607-2000.

Every student should be covered by some form of medical insurance. Proof of insurance is required for all students. Students can either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of the Claremont Colleges or waive out if they carry comparable alternative insurance (enrollment/waiver forms will be required each year). The SHIP plan covers medical expenses off campus, such as hospitalization, surgery, and accidental injury. Information about the policy can be obtained through the Office of Student Affairs or at

After dark, it is always advisable to walk with someone else. Although there may be a brief waiting period, Campus Safety Officers provide escort services on a priority call basis and are available 24 hours a day. Contact them at ext. 72000.

In many cases, students who are injured (i.e. suffer a broken leg or a torn ligament or have had surgery) or who are disabled and are unable to walk to class may be transported to class by means of a golf cart. To request transportation, please fill out the form below or contact the Smith Campus Center and Student Programs at 18610.
Safe Escorts Injured Students Form [pdf]

Safe Rides

If students have been out drinking and do not want to drive home from restaurants or clubs, the ASPC has a Safe Rides program. Funded jointly between ASPC and Anheuser Bush, students can call Yellow Cab, show a Pomona College ID, and be driven back to campus. The program operates whenever school is in session, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. from anywhere in Claremont, Ontario, Pomona, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga and La Verne. As this is not a shuttle service, unauthorized use will be billed to students' accounts.

The Department of Campus Safety of The Claremont Colleges protects the persons and property of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the Claremont Colleges consortium, assisting law enforcement and other emergency service providers as needed, by being the first responder to emergencies of any kind. We also provide around-the-clock escort service on campus to anyone, as needed.
Do you have an emergency?

    If you are on campus call ext. 72000.
    If you are off campus call 909-621-8170 or 909-607-2000.

The office provides services 24 hours a day throughout the year and is located at 150 E. 8th Street. For more information visit their website.

The Monsour Counseling Center is the counseling and mental health resource for all seven of the Claremont Colleges. Services are available to any enrolled student at no charge. All counseling services are provided confidentially. Services include short-term therapy, group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and structured workshops.

Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Pomona College's Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Jasa Cocke, maintains office hours five days a week in Wig Hall A-108.  Call or email for specific availability. Services include individual confidential counseling, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, as well as resource information.  Students are referred by a variety of staff members, or you may simply contact Jasa Cocke directly at 909 607-8763 (78763 from a campus phone).