Students will be allowed to sign up for 2 treatments (either acupuncture or massage) within a semester. Students must call 24 hours in advance to cancel an appointment. If students do not call to cancel their appointment and/or don’t show up for it, or show up more than 3 minutes late, they will forfeit this privilege for four months.

How to Set Up an Appointment

Please click on Schedule Now to set up an appointment.
Please note: scheduling online is faster and guarantees your appointment for the semester. For students who do not have internet access to internet, please call the college clinic number listed below.

Note the clinic dates are limited to Wednesday’s when you search for an available appointment, Also note that some dates are available for both acupuncture and massage, and some dates are only available for massage.

Fill-Ins and Cancellations

Fill-ins are available on first come, first serve basis.  To take the chance to occupy an empty slot or a no-show, you must be on site at room W-14 during the clinic and inform the staff at the front desk. There is usually at least one fill-in available each clinic day. Be sure and show up only on Clinic Days  (see clinic dates below). A relaxation massage recliner is available on non clinic days on a drop in basis.

Location and Hours

Allan Hancock College  

(9 am to 12:30pm)  

Room W-12


Santa Maria Campus

Fall Schedule:
8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 10/12,10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/23


Lompoc Campus

Fall Schedule:
 9/28, 10/26, 11/30


Acupuncture is the use of very thin, disposable needles along nerve channels to reduce pain and inflammation, calm the nervous system and to increase blood flow.

Orthopedic Massage is a fully clothed bodywork to decrease pain and to increase range of motion.


Dr. Herb Kandel, L.Ac., O.M.D. California Licensed Acupuncturist, owner of the Acupuncture Center of Santa Maria was trained in the US and China and brings 30 years of clinic experience to the AHC Student Health Serves Center.


Jetea Jeter, MT, is a an highly experienced massage therapist, speculating in deep tissue, relaxation, and sports massage.


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Treatable Conditions

  • General Stress/Fatigue
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Anxiety/irritability/Depression
  • Lower Back/Hip/Knee Pain
  • Arm/Shoulder/Neck pain
  • Headaches/Migraines/TMJ
  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • High Blood Pressure
  • and many more


FREE: Paid by Student Health Fees

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