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Cowell Center

Health and Counseling Services

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Cowell Center

COVID-19: Health Advisory Alerts

University Updates on COVID-19.

Cowell Center Updates:
Due to COVID-19, Student Health Services (SHS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), will be utilizing a virtual and an in-person model in meeting the medical and mental health needs of the Santa Clara University student body. Outside of a critical need to meet with a student in-person as determined by one of the Center's practitioners, most of the Center's services will be offered through telemedicine, telepsychology and telepsychiatry to registered SCU students.

**NOTE: Currently, due to state licensing board requirements, access to medical, psychiatric and psychological care will only be available to students living in certain states. 

In addition to the state of California, CAPS has gained temporary permission to work with students in the following states:
Illinois *existing clients only
New Jersey
New York

What's New: Virtual Counseling, Virtual Medicine and Other Resources

Virtual Counseling

Better Help

BetterHelp is an online portal that makes professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient. It’s an online counseling and therapy resource provided through web-based interaction as well as phone and text communication.


Virtual Medicine 

Healthiest You

HealthiestYou makes sure you have access to the care you need all from one convenient place so you can be your healthiest you, always. When life is always on the go, your healthcare should be, too.


Virtual Resources

Virtual Resources for Students

We want to support everyone with the care they need.

Black Lives Matter 1-2-1 Coaching & Support


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We offer appointments for health and counseling services.
Find a time that fits your schedule.

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Insurance Information

Health insurance is required for all degree-seeking students enrolled at least half-time.

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Crisis Services

Because a personal crisis can occur at any time, we offer hourly crisis appointments.

The Cowell Center offers a full range of medical and psychological services. Medical services include primary and specialty care, health promotion and disease prevention. Psychological Services include psychiatry, medication management, individual therapy, and group therapy.

QPR Gatekeeper Trainings

Ask a question. Save a Life.
For QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training please contact

Thriving Campus

Check out our new online mental health referral system through Thriving Campus. You can look for local mental health providers who want to work with college students!  Continue to check back frequently as new providers are added daily! If you have any questions or would like more information on how to sign up as a provider please contact Jessica Johns at the Cowell Center for more information.




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