For Life Threatening Emergencies or for Crisis Care needs 24/7:
Call (949) 824-6457 and select Option # 2. You will be transferred to a crisis support line
Crisis Text Line
Text “Home” to 741741
Call National Suicide Prevention Line at
Call UCI Campus Police at
Go to your nearest Emergency Room
Authorization to release or exchange mental health information form
This form is used to release your protected health information as required by federal and state privacy laws. Your authorization allows the Counseling Center to release your protected health information to a person or organization that you choose. Please note this form will need to be handed in in person, or sent directly from another provider.
Opt Out of Accessing Counseling Center Records on WHCS Portal UCI
UCI Counseling Center is legally required to make your relevant clinical notes available to you on the Wellness, Health and Counseling Services (WH&CS) student portal, except under certain conditions. One of the conditions is when you choose to opt out of this access is you may choose to opt out of having portal access to particular notes or all of your Counseling Center notes by completing this form. To opt out, download the pdf below and turn the form into the Counseling Center front desk or your therapist.
2021-2022 SHIP Mental Health Referral Form
If you are a undergraduate or graduate student with SHIP insurance and are looking for or being referred off campus for mental health services you will need to complete this form. Please find the SHIP Mental Health Referral Form below:
Once you have selected a therapist and made your first appointment, you need to contact the Student Health Center Insurance Office to request a referral PRIOR to attending your first appointment. Their phone number is: 949-824-2388 or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, but please note email is not a secure method of communication. You will need the name, address, phone number, and fax number (if they have one) of the therapist you are going to see. Please try and contact the Student Health Center for the referral one week prior to your first appointment.
Disability Services Center Documentation Information
If you are working with Disability Services Center and need a Counseling Center provider to fill out the DSC Disability Vertification Form please go to this website to find the form: https://dsc.uci.edu/documentation/
Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:
1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….
It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!
While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after an emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic and continued concerns around anti-Black and anti-Asian violence and discrimination. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your loved ones. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.