Student Health Center

The medical staff of the Student Health Center is dedicated to providing high-quality primary health care services that are cost-effective and accessible to enrolled students of St. Mary’s University. The provision of timely health care services on campus serves to minimize the academic interruptions that students may experience from an illness or injury.

The Student Health Center staff offer services that are nondiscriminatory and nonjudgmental. Significant importance is placed in respecting the rights to privacy and confidentiality of each patient. It is through personalized evaluation, treatment and health education that students learn to make positive, long-lasting lifestyle choices.


image of student health center at St. MarysThe Student Health Center is an outpatient primary health clinic located on the first floor of Charles Francis Hall.

For a campus map, click here.

The clinic is staffed by one physician and physician assistant. Only one practitioner is available to see patients at any given time,  so please call the clinic in advance if you have a preference.

Student Health Center
St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria, Box 45
San Antonio, Texas 78228
Fax: 210-436-3656

In the event of an on-campus emergency, contact the St. Mary’s University Police Department at 210-431-1911 or dial extension 1911 from an on-campus phone.

For off-campus emergencies, dial 911 and/or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

Get to know us! Watch a brief video to learn about the services provided at the Student Health Center.

Academic Year

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.  to 4 p.m.
Closed daily from noon to 1 p.m. and on Thursdays from noon- 2 p.m.

Summer Hours

JUNE and JULY: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for administrative purposes such as turning in your immunization information, answering questions about the Student Health Insurance plan or how to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Office is closed daily from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Office visits with a health care provider are limited during the month of June, and there  are no medical evaluations offered in July, so please call the office in advance for availability.

NOTE:   Hours at the Student Health Center are subject to change. Availability is limited during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, Easter and Summer breaks, so please call the office at 210-436-3506 for further details during those times.  Please note that immunizations are offered  during Zaragoza Orientation sessions.   Payment  at the time of service is required (Cash or credit card only).

After-hours Instructions

Students with the St. Mary’s Student Health Insurance Plan can contact:

Please present your health Insurance card when visiting clinics outside of the Student Health Center.  Co-payments, deductibles, and coinsurance will apply when services are rendered at these clinics.

Ask-a-Nurse Hotline:

Students with the St. Mary’s Student Health Insurance have unlimited access to registered nurses via a toll-free number 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These nurses are trained to offer prompt, confidential medical counseling to help members make informed decisions about the health and medical care they receive. Click here for more information.

Headshot_VasquezSandraSandra M. Vasquez, M.D.

Physician and Health Center Director




Family Medicine

B.A., St. Mary’s University
M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch, San Antonio, Texas
Residency – University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston, Texas

American Board of Family Practice — Diplomate
Board-certified since 1992

American College Health Association
American Academy of Family Practice
Bexar County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Providence Catholic School Board Member


Headshot_HernandezOraliaOralia Hernandez, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Student Health Center



B.S. in Physician Assistant Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madision

Board certified since 2001

Bexar County Physician Assistant Society
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American College Health Association

English and Spanish



Elisa Alejos
Business Manager

Debbie Castaneda
Medical Receptionist

Belinda Tello
Medical Assistant
Tuberculosis Immunization Compliance Officer

Talira Romero
Medical Assistant
Meningitis Immunization Compliance Officer



One Click Enroll

All registered students who live on campus, all international students,  and all intercollegiate athletes are automatically charged for the StMU Student Health Insurance Plan.  Please review your business account to verify.  If you would like to activate your policy before you arrive to St. Mary’s, then complete “One Click Enroll” below.  The coverage dates are from August 2nd, 2014  to December 31st, 2014.

One Click Enroll (Domestic Student)

One Click Enroll (International Student) 

Voluntary Enrollment

Commuter students are not automatically enrolled on the StMU Student Health Insurance Plan but have the option to voluntarily enroll on the plan.  Please complete the “Commuter Voluntary Enrollment”  below if you would like to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Commuter Voluntary Enrollment 

Cost of Student Health Plan is Per Semester:

  • Domestic Student:   $640/semester
  • International Student:  $798/semester


MEASLES OUTBREAK in TEXAS!   Get vaccinated BEFORE you come to campus!


COMING SOON:  Rattler Patient Portal!   You will be able to make appointments online, receive secure messages, upload and print your immunization records from the comfort of your dorm room, and much more! 

Stay tuned…


Meningitis Vaccine–New Texas Law

To learn more, visit the Meningitis Vaccine Requirement page.