If you have questions or are uncertain about a student, please call one of the resources listed below. Each of these agencies serves as consultants and resource persons to faculty and staff.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides confidential, mental health services for undergraduate, graduate, and students in the professional schools (Business, Health Sciences, and Law Schools) who are currently enrolled as full time students. Since the Center is funded by registration fees, there are no additional charges for services. Services include crisis intervention/urgent care; initial appointments; individual, couple and family, counseling; group counseling; psychological assessment/testing; consultation and psycho-educational outreach activities, mental health screenings, workshops and peer programs. The professional staff includes doctoral level clinical and counseling psychologists, a licensed clinical social worker, and pre-doctoral-level psychology interns in the Center’s American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship training program. The Center is committed to a multicultural approach to treatment.

Counseling Center Contact Info
Phone (949) 824-6457
Fax (949) 824-6586
Web www.counseling.uci.edu
Location 203 Student Services I, above the Career Center (building 105 on the campus map)
Hours Summer Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4 PM

Frances Diaz, Psy.D., Director

Vivian Yamada, Psy.D., Associate Director/ Clinical Services Director

Jessica Ortega, Ph.D., Associate Director/ Training Director

Meladee Garst, Ph.D., Assistant Director/ Outreach and Student Educational Programming Director

Student Health Center – Psychiatry Service

The SHC Psychiatry Service is a subspecialty clinic within the Student Health Center. The SHC provides psychiatric care (diagnostic assessment and management of psychotropic medications) by psychiatrists and senior psychiatric residents. Our Student Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The clinic provides psychiatric services, primary care and other medical subspecialty care for all undergraduate and graduate students. Students who have USHIP or GSHIP insurance will pay a co-pay of either $15.00 (USHIP) or $10.00 (GSHIP) for behavioral health and primary care visits at SHC. Specialist visit co-pays are $30.00 (USHIP) and $20.00 (GSHIP). Students who have insurance coverage other than UC SHIP may be seen at SHC but they are required to pay the full fees at time of service. These students will be provided an itemized statement that they may submit to their insurance carrier to seek reimbursement. 

Student Health Center – Psychiatry Service Info
Phone (949) 824-5304 (appointments)
Fax (949) 824-0323



Location 501 Student Health Center (corner of Pereira and East Peltason Drive)
Hours Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM

Vivien Chan, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry Service

Sonya Rasminsky, M.D., Psychiatrist

Anthony Mascola, M.D., Psychiatrist

Christina Fingal, DO, Medical Director

Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE)

CARE provides direct services and campus education for issues related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, relationship health, and personal safety. CARE is funded by student registration fees and community contributions. All services are confidential and free of charge. Students can receive individual, couple’s, or group counseling related to issues of sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Consultation is available to all members of the campus community for concerns involving rape, sexual assault, relationship health, intimate partner violence, and gender issues. Psycho-educational programs are also provided to the campus community on these topics.

Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE) Contact Info
Phone (949) 824-7273
Fax (949) 814-8583
Web www.care.uci.edu
Location G320A Student Center, 3rd Floor of the Student Center near the interior stairs
Hours Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
Staff Mandy K. Mount, Ph.D., Director
NOTE: 24 hour support for individuals dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence can be accessed by calling Community Service Programs at (949) 831-9110 (A community-based, hotline program)

Student Wellness and Health Promotion 

The Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion (CSWHP) strives to be a leader in collegiate health promotion by focusing on the unique and relevant health needs and concerns of UCI students to support their academic success. CSWHP staff educate and empower students to make informed decisions that support their individual health, as well as support and maintain a healthy campus environment. CSWHP staff promote healthy choices and behaviors by identifying the specific health needs of the campus; utilizing evidence-based wellness and health promotion strategies; disseminating current and accurate health information; facilitating student development and leadership opportunities; and offering innovative campus programming. The CSWHP employs several student staff, has trained peer educators, advises/supports health-related student organizations, and supervises students participating in field study/practicum hours.CSWHP staff and students present workshops, conduct trainings and classes, and consult with students on their health needs and concerns. Services also include anonymous HIV testing, distribution of free condoms, smoking cessation services, a lactation station for nursing parents, and a gender-neutral restroom. 

Student Wellness and Health Promotion Center Contact Info
Phone (949) 824-9355
Fax (949) 814-3919
Web www.studentwellness.uci.edu
Location G319 Student Center
Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Staff Doug Everhart, M.Ed., Director

Health Insurance – Behavioral Health

Undergraduate & Graduate Students (USHIP/GSHIP)

At UCI, graduate and undergraduate students are covered under separate UC SHIP health insurance plans with different preferred provider networks. For information about behavioral health services and benefits pertaining to graduate students (GSHIP) or undergraduate students (USHIP), contact:

Student Health Center - Insurance Services Department

Phone: (949) 824-2388
Fax: (949) 824-5062