Health or safety emergency? Call 911 or UCPD at (951) 827-5222 (2-5222 from campus phones). Other issues? Turn to these on- and off-campus resources for assistance and support.

Health, Well-being & Safety

Health, Well-being & Safety (HWS) is a newly created division made up of nine departments that are dedicated to listening, supporting, and providing UC Riverside students with helpful resources and services for your overall safety and well-being.

The vision for HWS is to be a model of excellence in higher education by providing students the best campus environment to thrive, enhance, sustain, and support their personal growth and academic goals, ultimately making a positive impact in communities throughout California, nationally, and worldwide.

The mission of the division is to raise awareness and provide students with an inclusive framework of services, resources, and programs that cultivate community and a holistic approach to the campus environment by supporting diversity and student success through an integrated culture of wellness.

Welcome from Dr. Woods

HWS Updates

On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations Available

Student Health Services (SHS) is now scheduling student appointments to our COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic takes place every Friday from 1–3:30 p.m. at SHS, adjacent to Lot 15. To schedule an appointment, please contact the COVID Hotline at (844) 827-6827. Please note that your vaccine will be free regardless of insurance. Learn more at the SHS COVID-19 Hub.

UCR Values Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech and expression are values that UCR respects and encourages. This includes opinions that challenge and encourage robust debate, action, and inquiry. The safety of our community is tandem with the right to free expression, and UCR will ensure that both are treated fairly. Please visit our new Free Speech website for more information about how UCR respects and upholds the right to free speech and expression.

Let's Do R Part

This fall, UC Riverside is welcoming many students, faculty, and staff to campus for the first time in 18 months. Each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and the UCR community to make this campus return as safe as possible. Let’s Do R Part to stop the spread of COVID-19 at UCR! Get vaccinated. Wear face coverings. Keep informed. Visit campusreturn.ucr.edu to learn more.

HWS Departments

Get to know the nine departments that make up HWS and how each can contribute to your safety and well-being.

UCR student holds up bag of free fruit.

Basic Needs

If you are experiencing basic needs challenges, such as food insecurity, housing displacement/homelessness, or financial crisis, we encourage you to reach out to us for assistance. Every day, Highlanders just like you (both undergraduate and graduate students) take advantage of available resources like the R'Pantry — for food, hygiene products, and childcare items. In addition, we offer currently enrolled students emergency housing assistance, application assistance for CalFresh, and emergency grant support through our Economic Crisis Response Team.

Students participate in group counseling session.

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)

 (951) 827-6225   advocate@ucr.edu
 care.ucr.edu   @ucrcare

CARE is an intervention and prevention support program committed to ending sexual violence at UCR. CARE seeks to unite, inspire and cultivate a community culture of care by providing direct advocacy, resources, and prevention educational programming related to issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking to students, staff, faculty, and UCR affiliates.

Student attends a counseling session.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

 Student Health Services Building, North Wing
 (951) 827-5531
 24/7 Crisis Counselor: (951) UCR-TALK (827-8255) or 2-TALK from campus phones
 counseling@ucr.edu
 counseling.ucr.edu   @ucr_caps

CAPS professionals provide a range of programs to promote mental health, emotional resilience, and well-being throughout the campus community. Clinical services include individual counseling and group therapy, as well as psychiatric services. All services are free, confidential, and provided by a diverse and multiculturally competent professional staff.

Scotty walks in front of staff and students at UC Walks event.

Healthy Campus

Healthy Campus collaborates with campus and community partners to create a campus culture of health by incorporating health into all policies, programs, services, and learning, teaching, and working environments.

Student discusses options with a case manager.

Student Affairs Case Management

If you're struggling with an issue, whether it’s medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, financial, or academic, Case Managers will listen, help you brainstorm, problem solve, and ultimately connect you to the right resources. Case Managers work closely with all academic and Health, Well-being & Safety departments to help students reach their goals.

Student Disability Resource Center Office Signage

Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)

The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) provides a wide range of free, voluntary, and confidential services to regularly enrolled UCR students with permanent or temporary disabilities. The center works with academic and support departments around the university to ensure that all students have equal access to campus life.

SHS Doctor talks with student during appointment.

Student Health Services (SHS)

 Veitch Student Center
 (951) 827-3031
 24/7 Nurse Line: (877) 351-3457
 health@ucr.edu
 studenthealth.ucr.edu

If you’re injured, require dental or lab work, or need to fill a prescription, the SHS team of physicians, dentists, clinical lab scientists, and pharmacists can help. SHS offers on-campus primary care and psychiatric services, as well as referrals to off-campus specialists, programs, and resources. SHS also administers the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) on campus. UCSHIP is a systemwide plan providing enhanced health benefits to all enrolled students.

UCPD with UCR student Community Service Officers.

UC Police Department, Riverside (UCPD)

 3500 Canyon Crest Drive
 Emergency (Police, Fire, Medical): 911
 (951) 827-5222
 ucpdgeneralmail@ucr.edu (not monitored 24/7)
 police.ucr.edu   @ucrpolicedept

The mission of UCPD is to ensure the quality of life on campus by providing a safe and secure environment through professional service to the university community. In order to be successful in this mission, UCPD needs to maintain the public's trust and pursue a partnership with our community.

UCR Students join The Well's Peanut Butter & Jogging activity.

The Well

 HUB 248   (951) 827-9355
 thewell@ucr.edu   well.ucr.edu
 @thewellucr

The Well is UCR's health promotion department, providing students with health education tools, knowledge, resources, and supplies to keep themselves as healthy as possible so they can succeed at UCR and beyond. The Well also offers opportunities for peer engagement, support, leadership, and professional development. Visit The Well’s website and social media to find out more about walk-in hours, appointments for health coaching and health-supporting supplies, and ways to get involved in health promotion efforts across campus.