Reproductive Health Resources

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson that overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Our UC Santa Cruz Chancellor and Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor sent a message to the campus community about the opinion and its profound impact to our society. 

We recognize this is a painfully hard time for many in our community. Many are feeling a range of emotions as a result of this decision. Some are unsettled. Some feel rage. Some fear what could be next. Whatever you may be feeling right now, please know there are many resources at UC Santa Cruz to support you now--and into the future. Below is a list of several reproductive health resources we think could be helpful.

This list will be updated in the days and weeks ahead. Please do check back for updates and additional resources. We highly encourage you to access the resources you need and take care of yourself.

More than anything, know you are not alone. Your UC Santa Cruz community is with you. 


Student Health Center

The Student Health Center offers a number of reproductive health resources, including birth control, reproductive medical care, and counseling services. 

The Student Health Center (SHC) is on McLaughlin Drive, across the street from College 9 & John R. Lewis College.  

Address and hours for the Student Health Center, including counseling services, can be found on the Student Health Center website.

Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP)

SHOP Health Educators support students around their sexual and reproductive health. Drop-in to SHOP or schedule an appointment to purchase safer sex supplies, get your questions answered (ANY questions! We're here to provide information and support - no judgment!), and we support students around birth control options and their reproductive health! email: 


Campus Advocacy Resources and Education

(CARE) provides free and confidential support for UCSC community members impacted by sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. CARE can be reached during regular business hours at 831-502-2273,, or through their appointment request form.

The following resources are available 24/7:

National Sexual Violence Hotline, by call or online chat.

National Domestic Violence Hotline, by call, text, or online chat.

For those needing crisis mental health support, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available at 1-800-273-8255 or online chat.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides UCSC students with a wide range of mental health and wellness services. We also provide preventative outreach and consultation services to the UCSC community. Counseling services are available for any registered UCSC student and are confidential. There is no out-of-pocket fee for CAPS services, and you don't need UC SHIP or CruzCare to be seen at CAPS.

Address and hours for CAPS can be found on the Student Health Center website.


In times like this some people like to take action. There are several ways to do this, including supporting local, independent abortion clinics via the Keep Our Clinics campaign and the Abortion Care Network.

It can also be helpful to stay connected with your community. There are several campus resources available to provide support throughout this challenging time. Resources include, but are not limited to, Educational Opportunity Programs, Resource Centers, Dean of Students, Slug Support, Academic Advisors, and College Student Life Personnel.  


  • The California Blueprint for Reproductive Rights
  • California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
  • California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
  • SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Reproductive Justice Briefing Book
  • Prism Reports on Reproductive Justice
  • Learn about the revised Assembly Bill 797, which would allow insurance coverage for infertility treatments
  • The Jackson Women’s Health Organization is still open and supports vulnerable folx. 


Taking action and making good trouble can be essential to the fight for human rights. It is also important to take care of yourself and regard the many emotions you–and others–are feeling. 

Learn some tips to protect your mental health

Stressful News Cycle Tips: 13 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health | SELF

How To Manage Stress About the Roe v. Wade Decision | Well+Good (


Let's Talk Drop-In Program

CAPS counselors are available for students via the Let's Talk Drop-In Program. Let’s Talk is a drop-in service offering students a chance to stop by virtually on zoom or different locations around campus for a brief, confidential conversation with a professional counselor to receive consultation, support, advice, and/or referrals. 

Choose a time on the CAPS Calendar for the Zoom link. 

Monday, June 27: 2–4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28: 2–4 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 29: 2–4 p.m.

Friday, July 1:  10–11 a.m. 

For general questions, call CAPS at (831) 459-2628 during business hours (Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).

Please call the CAPS main office if you need to talk with someone when Let's Talk is not available or if you are having a crisis. Let's Talk is not set up to handle crisis situations. Read more about our crisis services for information.

Let’s Talk Drop-in Group

We recognize that this is a painfully hard time for many in our students. The overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision will have far-reaching implications for the well-being of many across the nation, including our UC Santa Cruz community. Many people feel a range of emotions as a result of this decision, including anger and fear about what could be next.  Whatever you are feeling, we are here to support you.

UCSC CAPS is committed to supporting your health, healing, and hope, especially during this challenging time. We will be hosting our Let’s Talk in a drop-in group space for students to connect, process and support each other’s healing. Join us in person at Porter Hitchcock Lounge: Friday, July 1, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. & Tuesday, July 5, 10–11 a.m.