On Campus Health

UCSC Student Health Center

Location: Across Colleges Nine and Ten

Phone: (831) 459-2211

Email: healthcenter@ucsc.edu

  • 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
  • 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

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 helping students thrive
  • Services include

    • STI Testing: Students can access self-ordered anal and vaginal swab testing for chlamydia and gonhorrea. No need to see a clinician first! Free with UC SHIP. Fees vary with no UC SHIP.

    • 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

Phone: Jorge Bru, AOD Educator at Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) | (831)-459-1417
Blair Davis, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) | (831)-459-5883.

  • 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
  • Diverse group, varying in ages and lengths of sobriety supported by staff and faculty at the university and community members

Disability Resource Center

Phone: (831) 459-2089

Email: drc@ucsc.edu

  • Provides a variety of accommodations and services to currently enrolled UCSC students to support them in making the most of their educational experience
  • Serves 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)
  • Serves 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. The Student Veteran Peer Mentors are available on campus or by telephone

Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS)

Email: starpeer@ucsc.edu or ucscstar@ucsc.edu 

  • Provides culturally responsive support to transfer, re-entry, veteran students, and students without traditional family support due to experiences in the foster care system, with homelessness, abuse, parents who have been incarcerated, or other factors impacting their family life
  • Comprised of professional staff members, peer advisers and mentors who are readily accessible to guide students on their academic journeys from pre-admission through their transition to UCSC, all the way to graduation and beyond
  • STARS staff provide holistic and humanizing counseling by acknowledging the lived experiences of students

The Covecast

  • A podcast created by students for students providing an anthology interviews from UCSC Students who have worked toward recovery
  • Includes discussions on self care, recovery and harm reduction techniques, and reaching out to other groups on campus to discuss things like systematic problems associated with drugs and alcohol. 


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