Welcome to SHCS
Welcome to the Student Health and Counseling Services website!
As part of the Cougar family, Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) welcomes you and hopes that you will be thriving as a student while pursuing your academic dream here at California State University – San Marcos (CSUSM).
As a CSUSM student, you have access to medical services, mental health counseling, health education, pharmacy as well as advocacy and support. SHCS provides a wide array of confidential basic medical care as physical exams, treatment of common ailments, health maintenance and diseases prevention. Visits with a doctor, nurse practiioner, health educator, psychologist, sexual violence advocate and eduacator are FREE with an appointment. There are no co-pays for visits with these providers.
There is a small co-pay for psychiatry visits. Lab/X-ray services are at no or low cost to students. Pharmacy provides over the counter and prescription medication at reduced prices. Currently our services are provided through in-person or telehealth (i.e. virtual sessions over Zoom), and we are taking measures to keep us all safe while you are getting the services you need.
If you would like to make an appointment, please call us at (760) 750-4915. If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. If you need to speak to a counselor immediately you can contact a phone crisis counselor 24 hours/7 days a week by calling 760-750-4915 (and press 2).
At SHCS we hope that you are not just academically successful, but you are also successful in taking care of your physical, emotional and mental well-being. Please check out the rest of our website for more information of the services and resources that are available to you at SHCS.
If you have a compliment, suggestion or complaint regarding our staff or services that were provided, please complete the Patient Compliment/Suggestion/Complaint form in the Patient Feedback section of our website.
We wish you all the best. Go Cougars!! -SHCS Staff
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