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Health and Safety Services


Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center

The Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center in Westwood Plaza is a full-service medical clinic available to all registered UCLA students. Most services are subsidized by registration fees, and a current BruinCard is required for service. Its clinical staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses is board certified. It offers primary care, specialty clinics, and physical therapy. The center has its own laboratory and radiology sections. It operates the Bruin Health Pharmacy and U See LA Optometry in nearby Ackerman Union. Visits, core laboratory tests, X-rays, and preventive immunizations are all prepaid for students with the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP).

The cost of services received outside the Ashe Center, such as emergency room services, is each student’s financial responsibility. Students are required to purchase medical insurance either through the UCLA-sponsored UCSHIP or other plans that provide adequate coverage. Adequate medical insurance is a condition of registration. See Registration in the Undergraduate Study and Graduate Study chapters of this catalog.

Consult the Ashe Center for specific information on its primary care, women’s health, immunization, health clearance, optometry, travel medicine, and mind-body clinics, as well as dental care available to students at discounted rates. For emergency care when the Ashe Center is closed, students may obtain treatment at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center emergency room on a fee-for-service basis.

Mental Health Services

Services for mental health range from routine counseling and psychotherapy to crisis counseling.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers short-term personal counseling and psychotherapy in 221 Wooden Center West, 310-825-0768.

Psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists assist with situational stresses and emotional problems from the most mild to severe. These may include problems with interpersonal relationships, academic stress, loneliness, difficult decisions, sexual issues, anxiety, depression, or other concerns affecting the personal growth of students.

In addition, Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) counselors—individuals who provide information, support, and resources for members of the UCLA community who have been raped, sexually assaulted, stalked, or involved in a dating or domestic violence incident—can discuss options and alternatives, help identify and assist in contacting the most appropriate support services, and answer any questions that may arise.

Service is confidential and available to regularly enrolled students. Students are seen individually by appointment or may choose from a number of groups offered each term. Emergency and walk-in counseling is also available.

Student Safety and Security

For police, fire, or medical emergencies, call 911 from any campus phone. For nonemergency information, call UCLA Police at 310-825-1491.

The police department offers free Evening Escorts every day of the year from dusk to 1 a.m. Uniformed community service officers (CSOs)—specially trained UCLA students—walk students, staff, faculty, and visitors between campus buildings, local living areas, and Westwood Village.

The free Evening Van Service offers a safe, accessible, and convenient mode of transportation around campus at night. Vans transport students between Ackerman Union, westside apartments, Lot 36, campus buildings, and residence halls Monday through Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m. Call 310-825-1493 to request pick-up from most drop-off locations.

UCLA Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) Prevention and Education Services—including workshops, self-defense classes, counseling, and referrals—increase physical and psychological preparedness and heighten awareness of the complex issues of rape, sexual assault, and relationship violence. For details, call 310-825-0768.

UCLA Consultation and Response Team (CRT) is a group of professional staff members charged with responding to reports of students in distress, with representatives from the College, Dean of Students, Counseling and Psychological Services, Residential Life, and UCLA Police.

UCLA Emergency Numbers
Police, Fire, or Medical Emergency 911
UCLA Police (24 hours 310-825-1491
UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room (24 hours) 310-825-2111
UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (24 hours) 310-825-0768

The Center for Prehospital Care offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic emergency care courses, which can be organized most days and times.

The Office of Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S) works to reduce workplace hazards on campus and to promote safety at all levels of the University community. EH&S is a consulting resource for UCLA departments and personnel who want to learn how to make the workplace safe. It handles requests for safety information and training, regulatory interpretation and applicability, approval for potentially hazardous procedures, resolution of safety problems, and surveillance and monitoring of persons and workplaces.

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