Health & Safety

Holding hands

WCJC is dedicated to the health and safety of all of our students, employees, and guests. Find support and access resources to stay healthy and safe on and off campus.

Support for Your Well-Being

At WCJC, we care about your overall well-being.  Use these resources to find support for mental and physical health.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Work with one of our licensed counselors to heal and maintain your mental health.
Concerned about your or a close family/friend's alcohol and drug use? Use these resources to find support.
Resources and accommodations are available for students who are pregnant and parenting.  

Stay Safe at WCJC

Your safety is our top priority. Although we believe WCJC is a safe place for all students, employees, and guests, we're here to help in case something goes wrong. If you see something, say something! File an incident report or contact the Security Department at any time if you need help.
Contact Us With any safety concerns

Health Prevention Resources

Coronavirus

COVID-19
WCJC is committed to providing you with a quality education in an environment that promotes their overall health and safety. Moreover, we remain committed to our faculty and staff, who continue to instruct, serve, and support our students throughout this difficult time. Pioneers can #PreventtheSpread by:
  • Wear a face mask/covering in public/shared spaces.
  • Practice good hand hygiene.
  • Continue to maintain social distancing, when possible.
  • Self-screen for symptoms before coming to campus and stay home if you are sick.
  • Get immunized against COVID-19 to protect yourself and others!

Please continue to regularly check for updates to College protocols and procedures regarding our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Immunizations

Vaccinations

Consider these immunizations to prevent the spread of disease and maintain the health and well-being of yourself and those around you.

  • Bacterial Meningitis: Under the requirements of a law enacted by the Texas State Legislature, if you're under 22 years of age and entering higher education, must demonstrate proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis or they must demonstrate exemption from the vaccination.
  • Hepatitis B: If you're enrolled in a health-related course, you must be immunized against Hepatitis B and show proof of immunization. 
  • Mumps, Measles, and Rubella: According to the Texas Department of Health, those born between 1963 and 1968 may not have been properly immunized. The single-dose immunization that many received was inadequate. Anyone born within this time period should see their doctor or visit a public health clinic for proper immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella.
  • Tetanus: The tetanus vaccine is effective for about 10 years and should be boosted at 10-year intervals in combination with the Diphtheria Vaccine. 
  • Poliomyelitis: Polio immunization in the U.S. is not recommended for anyone over 18, proof of immunization must be given if entering a health-related program.

For more information on immunizations, call the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Division at 1-800-252-9152.

AIDS Hotline

HIV & AIDS

It is critical that everyone understand the nature of this communicable disease and how it is transmitted. For additional information, call one of the following AIDS hotlines: