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Student Health and Wellness Center Location Information

Student Health and Wellness Center

The UC Davis Student Health & Wellness Center utilizes the newest technology and the latest trends in student healthcare to enhance student visits and delivery of care.

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.

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. Make an appointment for medical services.

Optometry Clinic and Optical Shop

Optometry Clinic and Optical Shop

Whether you have the UC Davis Student Health Insurance Plan (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.

Primary Care

Cost: $15.00 for all registered students*
Access: By appointment only. Learn more about scheduling an appointment.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A well woman can be scheduled with your primary care provider according to his/her schedule.
Location: Second floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center

Primary care appointments are staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses experienced in the medical needs of college students. The majority of the problems you may experience while here at Davis will be effectively handled in this clinic. Our Primary Care service includes Sports Medicine clinics which are available to students on a referral basis. Both recreational and ICA athletes are welcome to use the clinics. Nursing appointments for Travel, HIV testing, and a variety of immunizations are also available. Call (530) 752-2349 to set up an appointment.

Women's Health

Cost (For Women's Health Exam): $15.00* for all registered students
Access: By appointment only. Call (530) 752-2349 for an appointment.
Location: Second floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center

Services to meet the health care needs of women in a personal, confidential, and non-judgmental atmosphere are available. Women's health services include routine pelvic and breast exams, diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections and sexually transmitted diseases, prescriptions for contraception, emergency contraception, and pregnancy testing, counseling, and referrals.

Men's Health

Primary Care providers with special interest in men's health issues offer diagnosis and treatment of genital and urologic problems including sexually transmitted diseases. Counseling and treatment of tobacco dependence (smokeless and cigarette) are also provided. For an appointment call (530) 752-2349.

Allergy Services

The Davis area can be a concern for students with allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, hives and asthma - particularly those allergic to tree pollen. If you have dealt with spring allergies before coming to Davis, it's possible that you may be more significantly affected here. There are many over the counter products that are effective in alleviating symptoms. Note that everyone responds differently to medications and it may take time to find the one that works for you. Learn more about Allergy Services

Travel Services

Are you studying or vacationing abroad? Don't forget to schedule your appointment to make sure you have all the right vaccinations and/or medications to keep you safe while you are traveling. Travel services are offered through SHCS Medical Services to complete evaluations customized to your health status and travel plans, provide advice, immunizations, and prescriptions as needed. Learn more about Travel Services

Specialty Care

Physician specialists are available to complement our primary care services. Because they are here for a limited time each week, a referral is required from a physician or nurse practitioner. We have specialists in: Acupuncture, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Podiatry. In collaboration with Counseling Services, Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry are also available.


Cost: $20.00 for all registered students*
Access: By referral only (referral can be provided by an SHCS physician, nurse practitioner, or SHCS Psychologist). Students referred by their current off-campus provider will need a written letter brought to CAPS Clinic with treatment summary, current diagnosis and reason for the referral.
Location: Second floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center in CAPS Clinic

Psychiatry services are limited to psychiatric assessment, medication management and continuity of care for students requiring on-going medication monitoring. SHCS psychiatrists do not provide long term psychotherapy; however, they can provide referrals to off-site community psychiatrists when this care is indicated. SHCS psychiatrist referrals for off-site services qualify for SHIP insurance authorization within the scope of SHIP plan benefits. The initial psychiatry assessment generally consists of an evaluation and recommended treatment plan. The psychiatrist may start, continue or modify psychiatric medications as appropriate. The psychiatrist may also provide ongoing medication management. There are cases when the mental health needs of the student exceed the level of care that the psychiatry services at SHCS can provide. Such patients are advised to arrange off campus psychiatric treatment.

Behavioral Medicine

Cost: No charge for all registered students*
Access: By referral only
Location: Second floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center in CAPS Clinic

The Behavioral Health Clinic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of:

  1. Normally high functioning individuals who do not have a psychiatric illness but who manifest stress-related physiologic problems in response to situational and developmental stress.
  2. Individuals whose psychological problems manifest primarily in physical complaints.

SHCS providers and the medical providers work collaboratively and consult regularly to provide students effective services.

Nutrition Services

Cost (For Individual Nutrition Assessments): $15.00 for all registered students.
Access: By referral only.
Eligibility: All registered students.
Location: Third floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center

SHCS Medical Services' in-house Registered Dietitian sees a variety of nutrition related diseases including diabetes, heart disease, eating disorders, gastro-intestinal disturbances, and obesity. Individual assessments and group workshops are available.

Clinical Support Services

Laboratory, X-ray, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy services are available. Our Pharmacy refill line is (530) 752-2338. Over-the-counter pharmacy items are also available.

Cost for Services*

The cost of a visit to urgent care, primary care, psychiatry, etc. does not include the cost for any clinical support services (such as Lab, X-ray, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy) needed at the time of visit.