Services


Make a Medical or Counseling Service Appointment

To provide you with the best possible care, please call the appointment desk before coming in.



Photo: The Student Health and Wellness Center

Urgent Medical and Mental Health Care

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers both medical and mental health urgent care services on the first floor of the Student Health & Wellness Center during normal hours of operation.


For urgent needs you can call or walk in to speak with an advice/triage nurse (530) 752-2349. The nurse will discuss your concerns and determine if urgent care is appropriate.



image of the Student Health and Wellness Center
image of North Hall


Medical Services

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides UC Davis students with wellness, illness, and injury care. Services are available to all registered students, regardless of insurance. Students pay small fees for most services. All Medical Services are located at the Student Health and Wellness Center.

Optometry Clinic and Optical Shop

Whether you have the UC Davis Student Health Insurance Plan (Davis SHIP), Eye Med, Vision Service Plan (VSP), or are private pay, you can schedule an appointment with us for a comprehensive eye examination and/or have your eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions filled at our optical shop. SHCS Optometry Clinic and Optical Shop is conveniently located on the second floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center. Learn more about the Optometry Clinic and Optical Shop.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be beneficial in the improvement of many conditions and promote aspects of a person’s emotional, mental, and physical healing. Learn more about Massage Therapy.


Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling is free confidential short-term therapy available to all registered UC Davis students. The initial appointment will help clarify if short-term individual counseling is recommended, and an appointment will be made with a staff member as soon as possible. If longer term counseling services are needed, referral to a community professional will be made. Individual Counseling appointments are located at North Hall. Learn more about Individual Counseling.

Group Services

There are a variety of counseling groups to help students deal with stress, assertiveness, self-esteem, shyness, intimacy, loss, and eating concerns. Group services is a great way to meet with other students who can relate to one another. Students will find a forum of peer support, gaining strength as they share their feelings and experiences with other students who are facing the same obstacles as themselves. Groups typically consist of 4-10 students meeting weekly & are available to all registered UC Davis students. Learn more about Group Services

Other Services Provided

  • For information about Consultation, Outreach and Peer Educational Programs (COPE), please contact Renee Lopez at rlopez@shcs.ucdavis.edu

The Mind Spa

The Mind Spa

The Mind Spa is a free resource for all UC Davis Students and will soon be located at both North Hall and the Student Health and Wellness Center. The North Hall location will open later this year. The Mind Spa is a great place on campus to relax and utilize free resources. With massaging recliners, biofeedback, and mindful relaxation resources it's a great place to de-stress before that big exam.

Services and Consultation for Faculty and Staff

There are many resources available to Staff and Faculty on our Faculty and Staff section of our website.