New Student Health Information

Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.

Welcome to Student Health Services at UC Santa Cruz!

Student Health Services offers a range of services to support students as they pursue their academic and extracurricular programs at UCSC. Routine medical appointments are available throughout the year for care of acute and chronic illness, women’s health care, and health clearances for sports or travel. If you have a chronic medical condition, or significant medical history, please consider scheduling an appointment in order to establish care at the health center. Call our Appointment Desk at 459-2500 to schedule an appointment. If you have a medical condition currently under treatment, please provide a summary letter from your doctor at home.

We also offer care for acute illness or injury through our Same Day Clinic, which receives patients Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, except Tuesday when we open at 9:30am. You can also call 459-2500 to schedule a same day appointment.

In addition to routine and same day medical care, the health center offers an on-site pharmacy, laboratory and X-ray department, as well as a staff dietitian. On campus Counseling and Psychological services and Psychiatry are also available through Student Health Services in our new East Wing on the 2nd floor.

Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) offers information, education, resources and support on issues such as alcohol and other drug use, sexual health and sexually transmitted infections, holistic health and stress management. Many peer education and volunteer opportunities are available through SHOP, and students are encouraged to stop in and talk to the friendly and knowledgeable staff.

UCSC also sponsors a Student Health Insurance Program to help students meet the UC requirement that all students have health insurance coverage.