Health Care

Student Health

Students can use the medical services just as they would their regular doctor’s office and urgent care center. The facility is fully accredited, staffed by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advice nurses, dietitians, optometrists, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, lab, X-ray technicians, social workers, and counselors.

UC SHIP Optometry Coverage – $120 allowance towards lens and contact lens

Social Work

The social work services meet with students to identify: obstacles, needs, strengths, and goals. Together the social worker and student develop a plan to access resources needed to overcome these obstacles and support the student’s strengths. Social worker services serve as the main campus contact point, making referrals when it is unclear where a student should go for assistance. The ultimate goal is for students to make the most of their college experience while at UCSB. Students are eligible for these social work services at no cost.

For an appointment with a social work clinician, call (805) 893-3087.

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic

Provides high quality, affordable, comprehensive healthcare to all people regardless of their ability to pay, especially those uninsured and otherwise underserving.

Isla Vista Location
970 Embarcadero Del Mar Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 968-1511
Hours: Monday -Friday 8:00am-6:00pm; every other Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Doctors Without Walls

Street Medicine: Doctors Without Walls provides 4 different periodic clinics to best serve the diverse medical needs of Santa Barbara. In order to ensure consistent care and build trust with those we are serving, these clinics are offered year round, rain or shine. Below are the locations and time of these clinics.

Isla Vista- Every other Monday
Pershing Park- Every Wednesday
Alameda Park Clinic- Every Thursday
Women’s Free Homeless Clinic at transition house-  2nd & 4th Friday of every month

Native American Health Services

American Indian Health & Services was incorporated in 1994 as a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  Additionally, it is designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (“FQHC”) and an Urban Indian organization under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.  Pursuant to the Act, the target patient population of AIHS is American Indians and Alaska Natives (“AI/AN”) residing in its service area, which includes most of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.


Counseling and Support Services

Career and Counseling Services

The Career and Counseling Services clinical staff consists of licensed psychologists and advanced doctoral students preparing for careers in counseling and clinical psychology. Counseling services are offered to UCSB students at no charge and are completely confidential within the limits of the law.

Commission on Student Well Being

Aims increase awareness, educate, advocate, and serve as a reference point for student social services. COSWB also creates programs that provide a positive and comfortable environment for everyone on campus.

Education Opportunity Programs Counseling Support Services

EOP assist students in clarifying their academic, career, financial, and personal concerns. Counselors are assigned a caseload and work with students individually or in workshops designed to address student issues throughout their college tenure.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center provides free and confidential counseling and advocacy. Advocacy begins with conversations about how you have been affected, either as a survivor, or as a friend, significant other or family member of a survivor of sexual assault, harassment, or violence.  The center also provide programming regarding gender and sexuality issues, free space to study, and free half hour massages.

The Resource Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity

The RCSGD staff works throughout campus with students, staff, and faculty to ensure that LGBT experiences and concerns are represented for sensitive and inclusive UC policies and practices. We provide confidential assistance and support to students, faculty, and staff who feel they have experienced harassment or discrimination, or who have questions around issues such as health, housing, financial aid, and coming out. We are also available for consultation to the UCSB community regarding matters of policy pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity. This service is a part of the Women’s Center.

 Non-Traditional Student 

A child-friendly space, the lounge has a TV/DVD player, a net station, books and children’s toys. Non-Traditional student can sign up in the Women’s Center for free locker space! The lounge is a great place to study since we have comfortable seating options, windows that let in lots of natural light, and a net station to work on papers or check email.  The lounge is also a wonderful location to have a meeting, especially ones that relate to non-traditional students more specifically.

Office of International Students Services 

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is the one place on campus that can assist you in all matters that relate to your visa status whether you hold an F-1 or J-1 visa. The OISS staff can answer your questions concerning how your academic program will affect your visa status. We can help you with questions about work or internships. We can help you in the event of an emergency. OISS is also the place to meet other international students. We can put you in touch with the international student associations on campus. We sponsor cultural events and workshops to enrich both your academic and social life. Our office has a lounge and computer stations that are available to international students during office hours.

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