Allergy and Asthma
|The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - conditions and treatments
||Find a provider: http://www.aaaai.org/home.aspx
|A Variety of Information about Asthma and All Types of Allergies-information, resources,
online support groups
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
|Merced College Drug & Alcohol Free Campus - Merced College Drug and Alcohol Free Campus statement, policy and procedure
|| Statement, Policy & Procedure
|Stanislaus Valley Groups - Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Directory
|| Link to SVGNA 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
(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.
|| http://www.coveredca.com/ Covered California: Health Insurance for Students
|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
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning)
| Gay Central Valley-Exists to contribute to and enrich the cultural life and expression of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, their families, friends and supporters through
awareness and education of the diversity and history of the LGBT community in California's
| The Merced LGBT Community Center-dedicated to fostering the healthy, successful lives of the LGBTQ and Ally community.
|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
| The Alex Project-crisis text line
|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)
|REACHOUTHERE.com - An 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 (PDF)
| Merced County Prescription Drug Discount Program
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Information and activities regarding nutrition, healthy weight, diseases, allergies
and health conditions http://www.eatright.org/
| Merced County Food Bank-emergency food pantries; community food distribution.
|Nutrition.gov - dietary guidelines, nutrition assistance programs, food safety, calorie and nutrition
content of foods
|US Dept of Agriculture ChooseMyPlate.gov - 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
|Merced College Sexual Assault Information - information, prevention and reporting process
| "loveisrespect"- a resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end
|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 / Reproductive Care/Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)
Tobacco Use, Prevention, Effects of Use, Quit Information & Resources