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Health and Well-Being 

Personal health is a huge factor in academic success. Your student has access to a wealth of health-related resources, from primary and urgent medical care to counseling and well-being programs. Two students smiling happily.


Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) provides quality primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, optometry and x-ray. SHS is staffed with board certified primary care physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as practitioners with additional training and expertise in gynecology, sports medicine, urgent care and mental/behavioral health.

Check out the full list of services and learn about:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

For students seeking services for mental health issues (including, but not limited to: stress, sleep issues, depression, anxiety, academic distress, relationship issues, etc.), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential psychological counseling and crisis services for all registered UC San Diego students. CAPS also provides a variety of groups, workshops and drop-in forums. Check out the full list of services.

CAPS offers 15 locations across campus: a central office (Galbraith Hall 190) and an office in each of the seven undergraduate colleges, graduate student housing, OASIS and the campus community centers.

Appointments must be scheduled by students. After-hours crisis counseling is available 24 hours a day at (858) 534-3755 (select option 2).


The Zone

The Zone is a one-stop well-being lounge that provides students with free well-being programs, healthy lifestyle tips and wellness resource information to encourage healthy, balanced living. The Zone also shares information about the various student health and well-being resources on campus, like Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services and Health Promotion Services. Located in Price Center Plaza, the Zone also serves as a lounge space for students to relax and de-stress.

Learn more about their programs and check out their calendar of events.


Local Emergency Care 

When Student Health is closed, urgent or emergency medical care is available from urgent care facilities and hospital emergency departments in the nearby community. 


Find Local Urgent Care


On-Campus Pharmacy

The Student Health Services (SHS) on-campus pharmacy is conveniently located in the Student Health Services building on Library Walk. Students can fill presciptions written by non-SHS providers, transfer existing prescriptions to the SHS Pharmacy, and purchase over-the-counter items at a discounted price.


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Contact Us

Parents' Helpline: (858) 534-7273