The Butte College Student Health Clinic has a new medical director, Ross W. Tye, MD. Dr. Tye received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina and has 32 years of medical experience in emergency, urgent care and family practice. In addition to his medical expertise, he is also a medical researcher and holds a Ph.D. in biochemical research from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Tye replaces long-time medical director Dr. Terrence Fraters who retired earlier this month.
The Student Health Clinic is located on the main campus near parking lot 3C across from the Arts Building. It is open year round except for holidays. During the Fall and Spring semesters the clinic is open Monday–Thursday from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., closed for lunch from 12:30–1:30 p.m. On Fridays it is open from 8 a.m.– 12 p.m. Walk-ins are available on Wednesdays and Fridays 8–11 a.m.
The clinic offers low-cost or no cost services for mental health and medical emergencies as well as less emergent medical issues including illness and injury. STD testing and treatment is available as is diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression and ADHD. Wellness services include immunizations, health screenings, and physical exams for Nursing, RT, EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement Academies. They also conduct DMV physicals for ambulance or commercial truck drivers. Low-cost Lab, X-ray and Imaging services are available at 70 percent savings. The clinic does not fill outside prescriptions and is available only to actively enrolled students who have paid the health fee. Student information is held confidential per State and Federal law. A Nationally Certified Nurse Practitioner is available daily; and a Licensed Mental Health Specialist is available Monday–Thursday. For more information, call 895-2441.