Health Services

Fresno Pacific University's Health Center, also known as The Nest, recognizes wellness as the best possible, God-given state of being. Wellness is more than lack of disease. It is balanced life wholeness. Wellness is achieved through nurturing the physical, spiritual, social and mental areas of our lives. Health Services supports all areas, but primarily addresses disease prevention and health promotion. The campus nurse, Jennifer Calvero, RN, is the primary care provider at FPU.


Services at The Nest are available at no charge to students, staff and faculty. Appointments can be made, but are not necessary. Services provided include:

  • Illness/injury evaluation
  • Screening of medical concerns
  • Health and wellness information
  • Health provider referrals
  • Medical resources for students and staff

TB skin tests and flu shots are offered each fall for a small fee. TB tests are $34, and flu shots are $20.

First-aid kits are located in strategic areas through-out the campus and in on-campus housing.

The emergency medical techs are available through Campus Safety, 453-2298, for emergency illness or injury.

The Nest carries a variety of over-the-counter medications that are available for relieving aches and pains. For recommended usage of over-the-counter medicines (OTCs), we recommend WebMD.

Community clinic and physician referrals are available if needed. We also have a list of health care providers near the university.

There are many online resources for illness and injury: for example, the Mayo Clinic offers tips for first aid, and the McKinley Health Center offers a large menu of medical concerns.

The Nest Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Health Insurance

All students are required to carry health insurance. Shop the web for individual student health policies. For those students who do not have coverage, a health plan is available for purchase through the university. A copy of FPU's default policy is available for download. Click on 'find my school's plan' (upper left side of page), that will bring up 'view brochures' page, select Fresno Pacific University, select 'polilcy brochure.' You may also call 1-800-883-2951 for customer service and should refer to Fresno Pacific University, Student Health Plan.


FPU Immunization Requirements for Enrolled Students

  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (2 doses; the last dose must have been after age 12 months.)
  • Meningococcal Vaccination or a signed Statement of Decline 

New freshmen planning to live on campus must complete a TB questionnaire to evaluate risk for exposure. After review of the questionnaire by the campus nurse, it will then be determined if a PPD skin test is necessary.

FPU Requirements for International Students

In addition to the above immunication requirements, proof of a negative Tuberculin Skin Test PPD (Mantoux) within the past 12 months must be provided. Completed polio series (3 doses of OPV, 4 doses of IPV or 4 doses of any combination of OPV and IPV) must also be submitted.

Please download the Immunization Waiver Form and mail it to the address below:

Director of Residence Life and Housing,
c/o Fresno Pacific University
1717 S.Chestnut Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702