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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-talk (8255)

If you or someone you care about needs to speak to someone or is in crisis and needs immediate help, please call National suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-8255 open 24/7. If emergency medical care is needed, call 911 or go to the nearest ER of the nearest hospital.

Students who need to speak to a counselor immediately but it's after hours, please call us at (760) 750-4915 and press 9 to be directly connected with a phone counselor  who is contracted  with SHCS 24 hours/7 days a week. 

Welcome to Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS), we acknowledge that wellness is essential to academic success. We are committed to recognizing the health needs of our diverse student population and promoting the social, emotional, and physical well being of our students so that they may achieve their academic goals.

At SHCS, we embrace a holistic and collaborative approach to healthcare by offering primary care, preventive services, wellness education, and mental health services to the CSUSM community. SHCS offers quality healthcare provided by a multidisciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals and support staff who are trained to assist students with their health and wellness related needs. If this is a medical emergency, please see emergency facilities.  

To schedule an appointment, please call us at 760-750-4915. If you're looking for patient forms such as release of medical records , please click here.

We are currently offering support for students for their wellness, medical and mental health care. Please see our Health Assistance Fund page to see the application and eligibility requirements. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation

CSUSM encourages all students to submit COVID-19 vaccination documentation::

CSUSM provides free testing for students and employees at Clarke Field House. Learn more about days and hours and make appointments here. Any testing done by students at this site will automatically be recorded in your CSUSM profile. 

San Diego County hosts FREE walk-up testing on campus 5 days a week, Sunday-Thursday  from 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM in Parking Lot B (off of Craven Rd, Near S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd). For more information about vaccination locations, visit the County’s website or by calling the County’s 2-1-1 hotline for general guidance. Any test results from this site requires students to submit their test results via the campus Exemption Form.

If you have been tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID positive testing form to ensure that we provide support and resources and to assist CSUSM and public health officials with monitoring the incidence of cases occurring in our community. 

SHCS Mission

The primary mission of the Student Health and Counseling Services Team is: 

  • To provide quality medical care that allows students to perform optimally, physically, and mentally; and to enhance their academic and intellectual potential.    
  • To promote and encourage personal responsibility through informed decision making regarding students' lifestyle.
  • To provide an environment that is culturally sensitive, compassionate, affordable, accessible and confidential. 
  • To provide effective Health Education programs to help students develop healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices.
  • To enhance the academic mission through the provision of educational and co-curricular opportunities for student engagement.

HOPE & Wellness Center Resources 
 Welcome to the H.O.P.E. (Health, Outreach, Promotion, Education) & Wellness Center. Our goal at the HOPE & Wellness Center is to provide effective Health Education programs to help students develop healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices. Through the center, we engage students in dialogues about various health topics through workshops, outreach events and one on one educational counseling.

Contact Us

OPEN:  Monday-Friday 
@ 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Phone: (760) 750-4915
Fax: (760) 750-3181

Mailing Address

Student Health & Counseling Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001     

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