Maintaining and enhancing your health is essential for the successful pursuit of your goals at King Hall and in your post-King Hall life. Campus resources to help you stay well include:
Student Health Program
Cowell Student Health Center provides confidential medical care and health education services, including physician appointments, clinical laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy and women's clinic.
To schedule an appointment, call (530) 752-2349. The center's website is at http://healthcenter.ucdavis.edu. Every entering student is encouraged to meet medical entrance recommendations consisting of a completed medical history form and documentation of immunity to rubella, rubeola, hepatitis B and tetanus. International students are also recommended to have a tuberculin skin test in addition to the basic medical entrance requirements.
All professional school students are required to purchase the Graduate Student Health Insurance at the time registration fees are paid. Waivers will be granted each academic year to those students who provide proof of comparable insurance coverage. The Student Health Center administers the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program and grants waivers. For further information about insurance coverage, waivers and the optional plan, call or visit the Patient Accounts Office of the Student Health Center, (530) 752-6055. Office hours are 8-5 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9-5 Wednesdays.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides short-term individual counseling to students who wish to explore personal, interpersonal, vocational, or academic concerns. Some of their psychotherapy groups are designed for the specific needs of re-entry and graduate students. CAPS also offers psychiatric evaluations and medication management on a referral basis.
Counseling services are available at no cost to registered students. Partners may also receive service through couples counseling. Services are provided in a supportive and confidential atmosphere. Confidentiality is strictly maintained in accordance with state laws and ethical standard and applies to all services. Walk-in services are available daily at 219 North Hall for students who have a need to see a professional staff member without an appointment, or you may call 530.752.0871 for an appointment or information. The center is open 8-12 and 1-5, Monday through Friday.
For more information, visit the center's Web site at http://www.counselingcenter.ucdavis.edu.
The CAPS Stress and Wellness Clinic has resources and information about stress-relieving programs. The Wellness Portal for Physical Wellness Resources has resources for activities, counseling, and support. The Health Center also has a page on stress and anxiety, with information, resources, and treatment advice.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Assistance
Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem among law students and other members of the legal profession. It can prevent law graduates from taking the bar exam and can lead to malpractice claims and disbarment for practicing attorneys. For more information, visit the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Assistance page.
The UC Davis Wellness Portal was created to educate and empower our campus community to improve and maintain overall health and well-being. The Wellness Portal was designed to be a "one-stop shop" for wellness. It describes wellness in terms of interrelated dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and occupational.
For more information, visit the Wellness Portal's Web site at http://mywellness.ucdavis.edu/.
Law students can take the e-CHUG quiz, a short alcohol assessment, through the Safe Party Website. When they bring in their Certificate of Completion (the last page of the e-CHUG Feedback Summary) to the Health Education and Promotion (HEP) office on the third floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center building, they can get a free Safe Party water bottle or a HEP promotional item.
The self-assessment tests listed below are provided by the State Bar's Lawyer Assistance Program. While these tests cannot substitute for a professional evaluation, they can help determine if you should receive a thorough professional assessment regarding depression, anxiety, or the use of alcohol or drugs.
Student Disability Center
The Student Disability Center (SDC) offers advising, assistance and resources to students with physical, communicative, or learning disabilities, as well as for temporary impairments. Academic assistance includes sign language interpreters, real-time captioning, specialized educational materials (Braille, books-on-tape, etc.), exam accommodations and funding for readers, note takers and clerical or research assistants.
The campus has excellent wheelchair accessibility. Mobility support services include SDC's shuttle service for temporary impairments and wheel- chair-accessible bus transportation to campus. Disability information and referrals to community resources are also available. Students with disabilities must establish eligibility for services through the SDC and are encouraged to contact the SDC as early as possible:
Student Disability Center
Cowell Building, Room 54
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-3184 (voice)
(530) 752-6TDD (telephone device for the deaf)