Health & Wellness
JST students are eligible for medical benefits through the health insurance plan offered to graduate students at Santa Clara University, with coverage provided by UnitedHealthcare.
International students on the F-1 Visa must enroll in the SCU student health insurance plan. Full requirements for F-1 students can be found here. You will also find a video there on “Understanding the US Healthcare System.”
To find doctors that accept the UnitedHealthcareinsurance that SCU provides, please go to https://www.gallagherstudent.com/scu, and click on Find a Doctor under My Student Health Insurance plan. To find mental health providers under the plan, follow the above directions. Then scroll down and click on the next Search for Provider button that will allow you to search for mental health providers in the network.
If you are looking for a sliding scale dental clinic in Berkeley, see LifeLong Dental Care.
UC Berkeley's Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center, staffed by students in the School of Optometry, offers low cost services for those without vision insurance.
Contact the Assistant Dean of Students, Paul Kircher, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like a listing of JST recommended mental health providers in the East Bay. For a listing of sliding scale/low fee mental health services in the San Francisco Bay Area, click Sliding Scale Centers.
As well, SCU's website offers various resources for mental wellness. SCU's Wellness Center has as its main focus risk reduction and early intervention related to alcohol and drug use and the prevention of gender based violence, and promotion of student wellbeing through education, prevention, and outreach services. The Cowell Center offers a full range of psychological services including psychiatry, medication management, individual therapy, and group therapy.
Our GTU membership gives access to the Cal Rec Club which offers many programs for a discounted semester fee. If you are in Santa Clara, your ACCESS card gives you access to many programs through the Campus Recreation office.
Don't forget the Downtown Berkeley YMCA which combines a state-of-the art health and wellness YMCA facility with an historic and friendly environment, located at 2001 Allston Way. GTU students just need to bring their student ID card to the Y to receive a discounted membership, a set rate of $35.20 per month with no enrollment fee, and no contracts. This rate will be good for two years at a time and can be renewed as long as a student remains enrolled at GTU.
Yoga to the People offers donation-based yoga classes with a mission of making yoga available to everyone. It is located on Shattuck Square between University and Addison. All classes are a $10 suggested donation, but you can contribute as you are able. Sunday nights are candle-lit. Check their website for schedules and more information.