Health & Wellness

Mom with children
We want to ensure our student families have access to healthcare,
relevant and timely information about the various choices
and costs as well as know who to contact for what, when,
and where. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

Emergency Health Care

Counseling and Psychological Services

UC Santa Cruz's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential counseling services for UC Santa Cruz students who are parents.

Services include:

  • Case management and consultation.
  • Individual, couples, and family counseling. Contact CAPS psychologist Susan J. Gulbe Walsh, Ph.D. at (831) 459-2377 or CAPS central office at (831) 459-2628.
  • For psychiatry, crisis intervention, group counseling, and workshops, please contact the CAPS central office at (831) 459-2628. 
  • Other programs include:

Health Insurance

Prescription Services

  • UC Santa Cruz's pharmacy provides many over-the-counter items and you can always request a special order.

Health Promotion Programs

  • The Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP) supports students addressing issues such as alcohol and drug use, prevention and education on sexually transmitted diseases, sexual health, and strategies for ensuring a healthy college-life balance.