On-Campus Mental Health & Wellness Resources

This page provides information and contacts for on-campus mental health and crisis support resources, as well as personal/peer support and wellness programs. If there are other UCSC resources or programs not listed, we encourage you to share your feedback

Confidential Contacts

Confidential Contacts

After-Hours Crisis Services

Available at night and on weekends for crisis assessment, consultation, and intervention

(831) 459-2628

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)

CARE advocates provide nonjudgmental support and resources for survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, and their significant others.

To make an appointment, call or email the CARE office or fill out an appointment request form.

Email: care@ucsc.edu

We are located in Kresge 714, across from the Owl's Nest Cafe. Physical location closed for Fall 2020.

(831) 502-2273

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Contact Counseling & Psychological Services (831-459-2628) to consult with professionals about mental health concerns.

(831) 459-2628

Non-Confidential Contacts

Non-Confidential Contacts

Slug Support Program

Report behavior & consultations about distressed students

(831) 459-4446


Campus Health and Wellness Resources

UCSC Student Health Center

Phone: (831) 459-2211

Email: healthcenter@ucsc.edu

“Located across from Colleges Nine and Ten, the Student Health Center provides quality health care focused on the particular needs of students. All registered students have access to the Student Health Center regardless of their insurance plan.
Our facility is staffed by board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses. Students are seen by appointment and in Same Day Clinic. In case of emergencies, either during the day or after normal operating hours, please call 911.
The Student Health Center offers routine medical appointments, same day care, counseling services, psychiatry services, nutritional counseling, health promotion programs, x-ray, and full laboratory and pharmacy services on site.”

Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP)

Phone: (831) 459-3772


“Offers information, education, resources and support on issues such as alcohol and other drug use, sexual health & STI prevention, and on helping students thrive." Services offered include:

  • Free & Anonymous HIV testing: M-F 10am-3pm Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters only.
  • The Condom Co-Op: The Condom Co-op provides condoms, dental dams, lubricants and other safer sex supplies to the campus community at a lower cost than you would find anywhere else.
  • Birth Control Patrol: information on contraception, assistance choosing what is right for you, help making medical appointments for contraception.

Students in Recovery: Slugs for Health and Growth

“Slugs for Health and Growth is an all-inclusive community for students recovering from alcohol and/or other drugs, loved ones of those with addictions, allies, and anyone else who supports recovery. We are a diverse group, varying in ages and lengths of sobriety. Slugs for Health and Growth is supported by staff and faculty at the university and community members.”

For more information or to participate in Slugs for Health and Growth, contact Jorge Bru, AOD Educator at Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) at 831-459-1417, or Blair Davis at Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at 831-459-5883.

Disability Resource Center

Phone: (831) 459-2089

Email: drc@ucsc.edu

“The DRC provides a variety of accommodations and services to currently enrolled UCSC students to support them in making the most of their educational experience. We serve about 1500 students a year with various permanent disabilities, including: learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, visual, mobility and hearing impairments, psychological disabilities, and chronic systemic disorders (e.g. lupus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc). We also serve students with temporary medical conditions such as broken bones, recovery from a medical procedure, and pregnancy related complications.”

Veterans Resource Center 

Phone: (831) 459-1520

"STARS helps UCSC to welcome students who are military veterans and invites them to participate in a wide variety of academic and personal support services and programs. A student veteran support coordinator, and a group of veteran peer mentors are available on a drop-in or by-appointment basis to assist with your transition to the campus and help you get started on your UCSC educational path.

The VETS Peer Mentor team provides successful students with experience in transitioning from the military to education. Student veterans should feel free to contact these resourceful student veteran leaders to find answers to your questions. The Student Veteran Peer Mentors are available on campus or by telephone, to contact the Veteran Resource Center call 831-459-1520."

The Covecast

The Covecast is a podcast created by students for students providing an anthology interviews from UCSC Students who have worked toward recovery. It also includes discussion on self care, recovery and harm reduction techniques, as well as reaching out to other groups on campus to discuss things such as the systematic problems associated with drugs and alcohol. This mode of information provides content in a way that can reach the UCSC students, the wider UCSC Community and beyond, as easily as possible.

This project works to add a human element to the topic of recovery at UCSC. It strives to break the highly clinical and impersonal depiction of recovery and remind students of the human struggle that is addiction.This project works in the hope of not only breaking the stigma around addiction and recovery, but also works to start the discussion on campus surrounding the perceptions, social factors, and injustices fellow students might face having been labeled ‘addicts’.

This project also works as a snapshot of the sociological and psychological view the campus has on recovery and addiction at this moment in time. Already professors and other facets of the university have asked for permission to share the podcasts as a teaching tool and a way to understand the undertones that permeate our campus.

Visit the UCSC The Cove & Slugs for Health & Growth Facebook pages.