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 health insurance 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 'policy 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 immunization 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

Health Care Providers near FPU

This is a list of nearby Health Care Facilities and Providers and is not a recommendation of Fresno Pacific University.

By appointment

  • Dr. J. Darrick Wells, MD, Inc.
    General Practice
    1201 Rose Avenue
    Selma, CA. 93662
    (559) 891-2333

Walk-In Clinics

  • Orange and Butler Community
    Health Center
    1350 South Orange Avenue
    Fresno, CA. 93702
    (559) 457-5400
    Hours Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM
  • Elm Community Health Center
    2790 South Elm
    Fresno, CA. 93706
    (559) 457-5200
    Hours Mon-Sat 8AM-7PM
  • Divisadero Community Health Center
    2021 East Divisadero Street
    Fresno, CA. 93701
    (559) 457-5900
    Hours Mon-Thurs 8AM-7PM
  • Regional Medical Community Health Center
    2505 East Divisadero Street
    Fresno, CA. 93721
    (559) 457-5500
    Hours Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Urgent Care Centers

  • Peachwood Medical Group
    275 West Herndon (Herndon & Villa)
    Clovis, CA.
    (559) 324-6200
    Hours 8AM-8PM
  • First Health Medical Center of Fresno Inc.
    7161 North Howard Street Suite 100
    Fresno, CA. 93720
    (559) 227-2273