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SHCS Services


Scheduling an Appointment

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

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


SHCS Medical Services

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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.

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Optometry Clinic and Optical Shop

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

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.


SHCS Counseling Services

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Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling is confidential short-term therapy available to all registered UC Davis students at no charge. 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.

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Group Services

Group Services

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.

Community Advising Network (CAN)

Community Advising Network (CAN)

The Community Advising Network (CAN) is comprised of a team of Community Counselors. The Community Advising Network assists all students, especially those from underserved populations, to achieve their goals and address factors that may be affecting their academic success.

Other Services Provided

The Mind Spa

The Mind Spa

The Mind Spa is a resource available at no charge for all UC Davis Students at both North Hall and the Student Health and Wellness Center. The North Hall location has additional services available such as free 10 minute chair massages. The Mind Spa is a great place on campus to relax and utilize resources. With massaging recliners, biofeedback, and mindful relaxation resources it's a great place to de-stress before that big exam.