Psychiatry staff are part of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) located on the 2nd floor of the East Building of the Student Health Center. To reach the Psychiatry services, call (831) 459-2628, Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m. Psychiatry services are available to registered UCSC students who are eligible for services at CAPS. Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners on the Psychiatry staff may be seen by appointment and in some cases on an emergency basis. Psychiatric staff are also available for consultation.
If you are a patient of a psychiatrist here, or if you want to contact the psychiatry service about a clinical matter, or if you have an emergency, please DO NOT use email. There is no guarantee of privacy when sending email. Of equal importance,there may be a delay before the message is read. If you have a psychiatric emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For additional information please see CAPS crisis services link. If you want to communicate with the Psychiatry Department or a specific psychiatrist at the Student Health Center, please call (831) 459-2628.
All students currently enrolled at UCSC may make use of the services. There is no charge for a visit. In view of a need to extend access to all students, there may be a limitation on the number of visits in any one year.
To make an appointment, please call 831-459-2628 or visit our office located at the Student Health Center, East Wing 2nd floor. Hours are Mon-Fri 8:00a.m. to 5p.m.
For suggestions and phone numbers for emergency referral and assistance on campus and in the Santa Cruz area, see Emergency List. At night, psychologists are on call to residential staff and others to asist with mental health crises on campus. Students in emotional crisis, or anyone concerned about them, can also call the Suicide Prevention Service of Santa Cruz County, 458-5300.
The Psychiatry Service makes every effort to maintain confidentiality. Information is not released to other departments of the University without a student's permission.