About SHWS

Student Health and Wellness Services

Student Health and Wellness Services (SHWS) is made up of six Student Affairs departments. Each is dedicated to listening, supporting and providing you with helpful resources and services for your overall well-being.


Mission of SHWS

Raise awareness and empower students to develop lifelong health and wellness practices.

Goals of SHWS
  • Help UCR students achieve their mental and physical health goals
  • Promote inclusive access to health and wellness education, services, resources and support across all identities, abilities and cultures
  • Provide a timely, coordinated, effective response to individual and campus crises
  • Engage and train students as health and wellness peer advisors, educators and ambassadors
  • Recruit and retain highly trained and qualified health and wellness professionals, focused on holistic student wellness


Stop by The WELL to learn about FREE health and wellness activities and discussions presented on Wednesday afternoons.


(951) 827-5731

Enhance your mental, physical and social development at the Student Recreation Center's (SRC) 155,000-square-feet facility. Enjoy the 237,000-gallon pool, 100 cardio machines, 32-foot climbing wall and 12.5-foot bouldering area, 20-person spa, activity classes, cooking demos, weights, courts, intramural sports, outdoor excursions, rental gear, child care, chair massages and more. SRC's expert staff is trained to work with students of all fitness and ability levels. All registered UCR students are members of the SRC.

Student Affairs Case Manager

125 Costo Hall
(951) 827-5000

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 Student Affairs departments to help students reach their goals.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Veitch Student Center, North Wing
(951) 827-5531 
24/7 Crisis Counselor: (951) UCR-TALK (827-8255) or 2-TALK from campus phones

CAPS professionals provide a range of programs to promote mental health, emotional resilience and wellness 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.

Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)

125 Costo Hall
(951) 827-3861 

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.

Student Health Services (SHS)

Veitch Student Center 
(951) 827-3031
24/7 Nurse Line: (877) 351-3457 

If you’re injured, require dental or lab work, want a vaccine or need to fill a prescription, Student Health Services’ team of physicians, dentists, clinical lab scientists and pharmacists can help. Student Health Services offers on-campus primary care and psychiatric services, as well as referrals to off-campus specialists, programs and resources. Student Health Services also administers the University of California's Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) on campus. This comprehensive health insurance plan is provided to all registered undergraduate and graduate students.

The Well

HUB 248
(951) 827-9355

The Well promotes healthy minds, bodies and communities via a safe, supportive and connected campus environment. Programs and services include R’Pantry, Wellness Wednesdays, R'Move, Graduate Wellness Programs, Health Education and Mental Health Outreach. The Well also has opportunities for students to get involved in campus wellness as peer educators.