Counseling & Psychological Services
UC Riverside's Counseling and Psychological Services is dedicated to creating a positive, healthy atmosphere for our undergraduate and graduate student populations, working hand-in-hand with students to provide access to mental health resources that support and promote their academic, career, personal and social development. Our commitment is to help each student to thrive and achieve success at UCR by providing free, confidential, and professional mental health services to our campus community.
CaPS Latest News:
Insurance Referral Renewals!
Renew your insurance referral by phone by calling CAPS 951-827-5531 starting 9/23/19
Late Arrival Policy- Effective 9/23/19
You will be marked a “no show” to a scheduled appointment if you are 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment. If you are less than 14 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, you will be seen for the remainder of the allotted appointment time.
If you are late to a specified early-arrival appointment, (e.g., an intake appointment) you may be seen for the remainder of the allotted appointment time and/or you may be scheduled to return another day to complete that appointment. The decision to be seen for the remainder of the time or to be rescheduled will depend on your arrival time and the clinical judgement of CAPS staff.
Resources and Help
There are many resources on campus, in the community and online that you may find helpful in aiding your mental health and well-being. These listings are not comprehensive but are a good place to start exploring available options. Learn more by contacting the resource directly or asking your Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provider about them.
Disclaimer: All listed resources are provided for convenience and informational use only. Listing of resources does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation by UCR or its affiliates. CAPS is not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed resources.
Urgent Contacts and Support
A Counselor On Duty (COD) is available at Counseling and Psychological Services, by phone or in-person, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mental health therapists are available for crisis counseling and consultation at 951-827-5531 (951-UCR-TALK or 2-TALK from campus phones), 24 hours daily.
UC Riverside Police
3500 Canyon Crest Drive
911 or 951-827-5222 (24 hours)
Student Health Services
Veitch Student Center
Resources for Faculty & Staff
Student Affairs Case Managers
- For consultation and problem solving support
- Listen to Audio Exercises
Choose from relaxation, meditation, or breathing
- Help a Distressed Student
View an interactive guide for faculty and staff
- Take a Self-Assessment
Get answers about depression, addiction and more.
- Hot Topics for Students
Read practical advice from licensed counselors
- Download a Brochure
Learn more about specific services
Learn more about your emotional health and mental health concerns through the Jed Foundation and MTV collaboration. Visit http://www.halfofus.com/Download UCR JUST IN CASE App To download this free App with useful UCR resources, visit http://codu.co/7d1038 from your smartphone. For detailed instructions on how to add this App to your homepage, please see FAQs.
Download UCR JUST IN CASE App
To download this free App with useful UCR resources, visit http://codu.co/7d1038 from your smartphone. For detailed instructions on how to add this App to your homepage, please see FAQs.
- Listen to Audio Exercises
Message to Our Students
Take time to take care with these self-care tips.
- Spend Time With Loved Ones
- Practice a Relaxation Exercise
- Engage in a Creative/Art Activity (e.g. coloring books)
- Eat a Healthy meal or snack
- Go For a Hike or Walk
- Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule or Take a Nap
- Breathe.... Yoga or Mindful Meditation
- Talk to Someone-Get Support