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Student Health & Counseling Services

If emergency medical care is needed, call 911 or go to the nearest ER of the nearest hospital.

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 students. 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. 

Cougar Health PortalStudents can login to the Cougar Health Portal to view their messages, test and lab results. 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you or someone you care about needs to speak to someone or is in crisis and needs immediate help, call either 911 or 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. open 24/7. Languages: English/Spanish.
After Hours
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.
The body of sex TEDxTalk
Getting Real about SEX: Myths, Bodies, Pleasure, You with Sarah Byrden
Wednesday, February 15th @ 6-8 pm

“Good sex isn’t about knowing what you’re doing” lays the foundation for a different kind of invitation and conversation about sex. In this 2 hour workshop, Sarah Byrden will help you unpack the subject of sex in which most of us are feeling our way in the dark, thinking we should know what the fuc* is going on, and spending much of our time pretending that we do.

This talk is shame-melting, disarming, pleasure-informing and perspective giving that encourages us to live more authentic and truly consensual sex lives.

About SHCS

Mission Statement:
“To enhance physical and psychological well-being of CSUSM students by providing medical, counseling, outreach, consultation, and advocacy services using a holistic, compassionate, and culturally sensitive approach that give students the tools for academic success and leading healthy, empowered lives.”

As part of the Cougar Family, SHCS hopes that you will be thriving as a student while pursing your academic dream at CSUSM. Please take advantage of all the wonderful resources the campus has to offer. If you are experiencing financial hardship and need support for your wellness, medical and mental health care, visit our Health Assistance Fund  page to see if you are eligible. 

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

Contact Us

OPEN:  Monday-Friday @ 8:00 AM - 4:45 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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For the safety and protection of your children and their health, we kindly request that other childcare arrangements are made for your appointment time. SHCS is accrediated by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) 

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