Current SHS Services

Student Health Services is open, now with new online and phone services! No matter where you are, Slugs, we're here for you.

Student Health Center: Available Services

Medical Care During Business Hours

Call 831-459-2500 to schedule a phone or in-person appointment. 

  • In-Person Appointments for Same-Day Care, Labs, and Radiology. Anyone entering the Student Health building will be screened for fever or respiratory symptoms. People with these symptoms will be directed to a separate waiting room. 
  • Phone Appointments: Full medical appointments by phone. Open to on-campus and off-campus students. Schedule at Health e-Messenger ( by choosing "Appointments," then "Telephone Primary Care Provider Visit." Fees: None for UC SHIP, $40-$75 for CruzCare, and $66-$155 for private insurance. These fees apply to Student Health Center medical services only. They do not apply to CAPS. See the CAPS section below for more information about scheduling a mental health appointment.
  • COVID-19 Testing: Learn about our Parking Lot COVID-19 Testing program.
  • Self-Directed STI Screenings: Call 831-459-2500.
  • Online Birth Control Consultations: See the Birth Control page.
  • Nurse Advice Line: Call 831-459-2591.
  • Visitors from other UCs: Are you in Santa Cruz but enrolled at another UC? You can use many of our in-person services. To get started, contact and let them know you want an in-person appointment.

Medical Care After-Hours


Get prescriptions and over-the-counter medications mailed to you or your local pharmacy. See the Pharmacy page for details.


Nutrition is closed for the summer.


Onsite Dental at UCSC will be closed for the summer as of 6/25/20 and plans to reopen in the Fall. If you need information from Onsite Dental regarding past services, please call their number at (650) 400-4258, and an Onsite Dental representative will contact you.


Call 831-459-2389 (choose option 2) for an appointment, schedule with Health e-Messenger in the Appointments section, or come by during the Optometry Drop-In Hours.

Insurance and Billing

Email or visit the Billing and Insurance website. Learn more about off-campus UC SHIP benefits (you're still covered!), and how to use CruzCare off-campus or cancel it.

Health Information Management

Call 831-459-3063 or visit the Health Information Management website.



CAPS Mental Health Services

Visit the CAPS Services webpage to see available mental healthcare services. CAPS has many online services, including individual counseling, psychiatric services, online groups and workshops, mental health crisis services, the Let's Talk drop-in program, and free online resources for students. 

Case Management Services

Case managers support students in connecting to on- and off-campus resources for medical and mental health needs. Students can call 831-459-2628 to schedule phone and Zoom appointments. 

SHOP Services

For online, phone, or email consultations on sexual health, party-safe strategies, and drug and alcohol recovery, visit SHOP also offers free personal wellness consultations!

CARE Advocacy

For support around sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking, email the CARE office at See the CARE COVID-19 FAQs and Updates page for more information.