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Mental Health

If you are having a crisis outside of business hours, call CAPS and select option 2 to speak with a counselor, or go to your nearest emergency department
  • CAPS: (858) 534-3755
  • Behavioral Health at SHS: (858) 534-5571

Mental Health Services

For students seeking services for mental health issues (including, but not limited to: stress, sleep issues, depression, anxiety, academic distress, relationship issues, etc.), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential psychological counseling and crisis services for all registered UC San Diego students. CAPS also provides a variety of groups, workshops and drop-in forums.

To contact CAPS, call (858) 534-3755. All students are screened with a brief telephone assessment. For more information, visit the website at

Behavioral Health Team at Student Health Services

Our social worker is available for support with referrals to community resources, mental health providers, and medical specialists, as well as support with basic needs (e.g., housing, finances, insurance and food) and navigating challenges at UCSD. Call SHS Group 3 to schedule an appointment at 858-534-5571.

Behavioral Health Services, provided by CAPS psychologists and psychiatrist for brief, focused, targeted care (e.g., insomnia, anxiety, adjustment to medical diagnoses, stress management, etc.) are also available at Student Health Services. You can talk with your primary care provider about whether these services would be appropriate to address your concerns.

Tritons RISE Workshops

Want to gain skills to increase well-being today? Tritons RISE Workshops are offered daily at CAPS and are open to all currently registered UC San Diego students. You do not need to make an appointment — simply show up and enjoy! These educational workshops are not professional counseling or psychotherapy.


The following links are provided with the cooperation of our partner, Counseling and Psychological Services.