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Welcome to the Cowell Center

We're here to help you get the care and information you need to feel your best.

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We offer a range of medical and psychological services
to help you be your best self here at SCU.

Medical services include primary and specialty care, health promotion, and disease prevention.
Psychological services include psychiatry, short-term therapy, and group therapy.

 

Mental Health Resources to Support our Students


Mental Health Crisis Hotline 

988 — an easy-to-remember way for people to connect with help and support during a mental health, substance use, or suicide crisis. People can call or text 988 or chat online (988lifeline.org) to be connected to trained counselors. 
 

Wellness Hub

  • Custom content designed for students
  • Access to videos, written content, and self-assessments
  • Visit connectwellnesshub.com

CAPS Reminder

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is located in the Cowell Center and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our phone number is 408-554-4501
  • Crisis appointments are available at CAPS weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • CAPS 24/7 is a free service for SCU students, offering a 24/7 crisis hotline, referral support, and individual therapy. Staffed by licensed therapists. Call (408) 554-5220 any hour of the day or night.

 

Mental Health Training


At Risk Mental Health for Students Course

Santa Clara has partnered with Kognito to offer a brief [40-minute] online course: At Risk Mental Health for Students. The interactive experience equips students with skills to support their own mental health and that of their peers. The course introduces positive coping strategies, prepares students to recognize signs of distress, effectively communicate their concerns, and take action to find additional support, Create an account with the enrollment key: santaclarastudent.

Mental Health First Aid

Santa Clara has launched Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a nationally recognized training program that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health concerns and substance use.  Training will be offered in two, four-hour time blocks over consecutive days. [Fridays from 3-7 pm followed by Saturday from 9am-1pm.] Participants will need to be available for both days and for the entirety of the training which will be held in person. Each session is limited to 30 participants.

 

Mental Health Staffing Support


CAPS Staff Job Openings

Two additional direct service positions in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) were approved for immediate posting. Searches are currently underway for a Counselor in Residence, and Case Manager. Other vacancies include a Staff Psychologist, Assistant Director and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. All staff openings can be found here.

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Medical Care

Medical services include primary care, specialty care, health promotion, and disease prevention.


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Short-Term Therapy

50-minute individual sessions with your CAPS therapist on a regular basis as clinically appropriate, to provide support and help you work toward your goals.


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Insurance Information

We require all students to have health insurance. Read more about our options here, and get information about payment options.


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EMS Services

Students have help available 24/7 thanks to our dedicated EMS team. Learn how EMS assists in after hours care and more.


Emergency

If you are experiencing a medical or psychological emergency, please call 911.