Local Health Care Resources

Staying healthy is an important part of being successful in college. To help you find medical care when you need it, we have provided the following list of health care resources.

Primary Care Physician

As a Menlo student, you should establish a relationship with an internal medicine physician. Your primary care doctor will be your main point of contact for working with the health care system while you are here at Menlo.

Menlo Medical Clinic

You may want to establish a relationship with an internal medicine physician at the Menlo Medical Clinic, a local clinic that accepts the Menlo College student insurance. Menlo Medical Clinic is located just a few blocks from campus at 1300 Crane Street, between Valparaiso Avenue and Santa Cruz Avenue.

To make an appointment, call 650-498-6500. When you call, indicate that you are a new patient seeking an internal medicine physician OR that you would like to schedule a walk-in appointment.

If you are not using the Menlo College student insurance, make sure that the clinic accepts your insurance when you make your appointment. You can view a list of accepted insurance companies in the Office of Student Affairs or on the Menlo Medical Clinic website.

Contact Info

Menlo Medical Clinic
1300 Crane Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

What To Bring

  • Your insurance card; without proof of insurance, a deposit of $100 is required at time of service (cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted).
  • Your co-pay; with Menlo College insurance, you can expect a $10 co-pay.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Another nearby clinic option is the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, two miles from campus near Stanford University. Walk-in appointments are available.

They accept most PPOs and many HMOs; for a complete listing of accepted insurance providers, please visit their website.

Contact Info

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

What to Bring

  • Your insurance card
  • Your co-pay (typically $10)

Emergency Room

If you require medical attention at a time that is later/other than stated business hours, your next option is an emergency room. For the fastest service, we recommend Sequoia Hospital, 4.7 miles away in Redwood City.

Contact Info

Sequoia Hospital
170 Alameda de las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
Emergency Room: 650-367-5541

What to Bring

  • Your insurance card
  • Your co-pay (typically $35 with college insurance)


The nearest pharmacy is Walgreens in Menlo Park, just a few blocks from campus. They accept most insurance plans.

With Menlo College student insurance, be prepared to pay for the prescription and then file a claim with Summit America Insurance Services to be reimbursed for 80% of the actual expense of a covered prescription.

Contact Info

643 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA
(nearest cross street: Chestnut)

What to Bring

  • Your insurance card

If you have questions regarding your insurance or finding a local physician, we will be happy to assist you. Please call 543-3798 or stop by the Office of Student Affairs in the Administration Building.