Basic Needs

  • Technology Access - Support to secure a laptop or wifi
  • Help with an Emerging Issue such as eviction, health, food-related crisis
  • Financial Assistance to help students experiencing financial problems
  • Food Access & Programs:
    • AS Food Bank, Miramar Pantry
    • CalFresh Application Assistance
    • FNBS & UCSB Cooks - food prep and budget friendly recipes 
    • Affordable Housing Resources (UCSB/IV) - budget advising and workshops 

Food Security and Basic Needs Advising Centers:

UCEN Location

Fall Quarter Service Hours:  Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

El Centro Location, Room 115

Fall Quarter Service Hours: MWR 1-5pm, Tue 2-5pm

Virtual Assistance Hours Live Chat

Fall Quarter Service Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


COVID-19 Update: Teletherapy by Zoom and phone sessions are available during business hours. Request services via an online form or call (805) 893-4411.

  • Brief therapy and group therapy
  • Urgent appointments
  • After Hours Counseling (nights, weekends and holidays)



(805) 893-4411

Voicemail messages will be returned within one business day. Requests after 3 pm will be returned the next business day.


Brief Assessment Hours (to get connected to services)
Monday—Friday, 10 am – Noon & 1 – 3 pm

Business Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, 9 am – 4:30 pm

​Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE)


CARE Appointments are offered via zoom, phone, and in person at the Student Resource Building (SRB). CARE accepts walk-ins for new clients only.  Due to staffing levels, everyone is encouraged to call the CARE 24/7 hotline, to connect with an advocate and for appointment scheduling.

  • Support for anyone impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, & harassment, including crisis counseling, resource navigation, and accompaniment
  • Prevention and healing workshops
  • Free, confidential and available 24/7


(805) 893-4613


Monday—Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

CARE is closed for lunch 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Health & Wellness (H&W)

The Department of Health & Wellness provides many offerings to engage and improve your wellness. 

  • Cooking Classes that provide basics skills on kitchen tools, budgeting, nutrition and meal preparation.
  • Meditation for stress management & a workshop series in mindfulness.
  • Healthy Body Image and Eating Disorder Prevention
  • Sleep Challenge to help you build healthy habits to improve your quality of sleep.
  • Sexual Health & Relationship Resources
  • Positive Psychology & the science of happiness.
  • And much more!


(805) 893-2630


Office Hours
Email your request/need to connect with us virtually

Business Hours
Monday—Friday, 8 am – 5 pm



The Department of Recreation is committed to creating a healthy campus culture for students, staff, faculty, and neighboring communities. UCSB Recreation seeks to promote balanced lifestyles through innovative and high-quality programs and facilities in the areas of sport, fitness, recreation, and wellness. Find Your Fit with Recreation!



(805) 893-7619


Monday—Thursday, 6 am – 11 pm
Friday, 6 am – 9 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday, 9 am – 10 pm

Student Health Services (SHS)


  • Primary care: general medical care, mental health conditions, medication initiation and monitoring, nutrition counseling, transgender healthcare & advocacy.
  • Behavioral health care: psychiatry, social work, and alcohol & drug therapy.
  • Pharmacy services: prescription and over-the-counter medications; many prescriptions can be mailed to your address.
  • Telehealth: in addition to in-person appointments, you can access your medical provider from home via telehealth.



Main Number: 805-893-3371
After Hours Nurseline: 1 (877) 351-3457

Clinic Hours

M, T, TR, F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

For inquiries about this website,
please contact:

Jason Stone, M.S.

Health Communication & Media Campaigns Manager


Phone: 805-893-4347