Health, Counseling & Wellness Services
Meet the Health, Counseling and Wellness Services Departments
As a collaborative unit, Health, Counseling and Wellness Services offer campus-wide resources and programming designed to promote students' total health and well-being. The Health, Counseling and Wellness Departments are Case Management, Counseling and Psychological Services, Recreation, Student Disability Resource Center, Student Health Services, and The WELL.
During the Covid-19 crisis, we are here for you!
If you're struggling with an issue, whether it’s medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, financial or academic, our case managers will listen, help you brainstorm, problem solve, and ultimately connect you to the right resources.
We're here for you virtually!
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Provides confidential, psychological and psychiatric services free to all registered UCR students. Individual, couple and group counseling sessions are available. Addresses a wide range of issues including adjustment, relationships, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, identity development, stress and family concerns.
We're her for you virtually and continuing to provide our services remotely through phone and secure videoconferencing. For appointments, questions, consultations, call 951-827-5531, Option 2 to leave a message and we will get back to you within 30 minutes weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Phone: 951-UCR-TALK (827-5531) • Fax: 951-827-2015 • mentalhealth.ucr.edu
Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)
Every student at UC Riverside deserves the opportunity to make the most of their university experience. That’s why UCR works hard to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational programs and can fully participate in all aspects of campus life. Check out all the resources for academic support, mobility support, and more that SDRC provides.
Student Health Services (SHS)
Provides affordable, convenient, confidential, high-quality medical care to UCR students. Facility includes a primary care clinic, in-house medical lab, pharmacy and X-ray services. Specialty clinics include women's health, travel, dental and psychiatric services.
UC Riverside Recreation
Offers fun fitness classes, state-of-the-art equipment and a wide variety of ways to get fit. UCR’s newly expanded Student Recreation Center (SRC) is bigger and better than ever — and it’s all yours! As a registered UCR student, you are automatically a member of this on-campus, 155,000-square-foot facility.
Student Recreation Center • Phone: 951-827-5738 • Fax: 951-827-5700
The well continues to provide health education and basic needs for students Monday-Friday during campus closure. For online resources, visit https://well.ucr.edu/ to participate in online events for well-being, or to join a peer group. Our in-person services include distribution bags of groceries and grocery store gift cards, and managing request for financial support through the Economic Crisis Response Team. Make an appointment for a grocery bag : https://rpantry.youcanbook.me/, and visit https://basicneeds.ucr.edu/resources to apply for grocery card support and financial assistance for food and housing.
Maximize Your College Experience. Be Well.
Student Health & Wellness Services (SHWS) is committed to the well-being of all UC Riverside students.
Wellness is holistic and interdimensional. Finding balance in your cultural, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness positively impacts your overall well-being. If one of these nine dimensions is out of balance, though, it can affect other aspects of your wellness. The Wellness Wheel illustrates this relationship.
The Wellness Wheel (above left) illustrates the relationships between your cultural, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness. If one of these nine dimensions is out of balance (as shown above right), it can affect other aspects of your wellness.
Being healthy is one positive outcome of wellness. Health, according to the World Health Organization, is a state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity. Wellness is the continuous practice or process of enhancing one's holistic well-being through intentional behaviors and choices. Your health and wellness drive your ability to learn, to make friends and to achieve your goals.
Turn to the tools and resources featured throughout this site to positively impact your health and wellness. Get help for yourself or a friend in distress. Take an online assessment and take steps to improve your wellness. Discover campus resources for graduate students. Find ways to support wellness on campus and in the community.
SHWS has selected seven high-priority wellness areas for students at UCR. Through the Be Well campaign, information and services are provided to help you Be Active, Be Less Stressed, Be Mentally Healthy, Be Nourished, Be Party Smart, Be Rested and Be Sexually Healthy. Explore this site to find the resources that will help you Be Well.
Discover the benefits of adding more physical activity to your day, including improved memory, better sleep and lower stress.
BE LESS STRESSED
Learn how to find calm in a variety of ways, from guided meditations to Outdoor Excursions with the SRC.
BE MENTALLY HEALTHY
Connect with self-help and campus resources to strengthen your mental wellness.
Understand the physical and mental benefits of eating nutritious meals and discover emergency resources if you're having trouble getting enough to eat.
BE PARTY SMART
Get tips on keeping yourself and your friends safe by making smart choices when using alcohol and other substances.
Learn how to improve your sleep cycles and enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits being well-rested can provide.
BE SEXUALLY HEALTHY
Discover how create a healthy, consensual relationship for yourself and your partner.