Students paying the Student Health Fee, included in the University Registration Fee, receive basic health services at no additional cost. Some services such as lab tests, x-rays, and pharmacy are available for a nominal fee. Please inquire.
If you have an appointment with the Massage Clinic, Physical Therapy, Counseling, Orthopedics or Psychiatry, you will be charged a “No Show” fee if you don’t show up to your appointment. Also, if you call to change/cancel your appointment, less than 24 hours prior to your appointment you will be charged a Late Cancel Fee of $25 ($15 for massage).
Please call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel your appointment. There is a $15 fee if you don’t cancel your appointment 24 hours prior to your appointment time, or if miss your appointment completely you will be charged $15.
Health insurance is available through Risk Management Department for international students only and Covered California for US citizen / nationals / lawfully present students. Visit the websites for additional information.
Students access personal counseling services on our campus for many reasons. Some of the common reasons students come are relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, self esteem, worry, family issues, and others. Anything that is impacting your ability to be in a grounded and balanced place is an issue that you can bring to personal counseling.
Our counselors are all professional staff and they are not students. Our licensed staff includes Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Clinical Psychologists. We also employ post-master’s registered interns who are gaining hours toward licensure. Post-master’s interns are supervised by licensed staff.
Counseling is when a student meets with a counselor to talk about personal problems/issues/concerns and together they work on those issues in a variety of ways. In personal counseling, a counselor often meets one on one with a client but we also provide group counseling and couples counseling. Also, many people use the terms counseling and therapy/psychotherapy interchangeably.
Psychiatry is meeting with a medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues. A psychiatrist usually evaluates a patient for medications which may be helpful. Although you may discuss some of your personal issues with a psychiatrist, they most often refer you to counseling to talk about and work on personal issues.
Counseling Services provides brief/short term counseling services at our center and our session limit is 10 sessions per academic year. We help you to actively work on issues or concerns in these sessions and most students find they are able to accomplish what they came to work on. We do not provide ongoing, long term counseling/psychotherapy. If you need ongoing counseling we can give you resources in the community. Students are welcome to continue using crisis hours 1:00pm-3:00pm daily.