Health and Wellness

Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center (ASHE)

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ASHE is your student health center, they provide quality, state-of-the-art healthcare, and education to support the unique development of UCLA students.

  • Health Insurance is mandatory for all UCLA registered students and a condition of enrollment.
  • The UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) is a comprehensive medical insurance program offered to UCLA students. All registered students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP, but if you have comparable insurance and you do not want to keep UC SHIP as dual coverage, you must submit a request to waive enrollment by the specified deadline.
  • ASHE is the health center that you will use as a student with UC SHIP. Students can schedule appointments online, in-person, or by phone and can communicate with their primary care providers via secure electronic messaging.
  • Hours of Operation (Academic Year Regular Hours)
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Walk-ins available: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Closed Sundays & all University Holiday
  • Location: 221 Westwood Plaza (Bruin Plaza), Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • Contact Information
    • Main Line: 310 825-4073
    • Nurse Consult: 310 825-4073, Option 2
    • 24/7 Nurseline: 877 351-3457
  • UCLA Emergency Room: 310 825-2111
  • Email: Ashe E-mail

Resilience in the Student Experience (RISE)

The ​Office of Campus and Student Resilience and Counseling and Psychological Services​ (CAPS) have created a “holistic wellness hub” on campus that provides a variety of programs, classes, trainings, and self-directed resources aimed at creating a greater sense of resilience on campus. This hub is called Resilience in the Student Experience​ (RISE) and is located on campus, downstairs at Lu Valle Commons room B-01. RISE serves as a physical extension of CAPS, and as part of its programming, RISE offers meditations, yoga, peer coaching, and other mind-body modalities.


The UCLA Recreation FITWELL Program activates wellness on campus by educating, motivating and empowering faculty, staff and students to make healthy lifestyle choices specifically in the areas of fitness and exercise, nutrition and weight management, stress management, and general health education.

Consultation & Response Team (Suicide, Violence and Emotional/ Psychological Crises Resources)

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UCLA’s Consultation & Response Team is composed of representatives from key campus departments, such as The College, Student Affairs, and the UCLA Police Department The Team meets weekly to identify students in crisis, then works quickly and collaboratively to assess a distressed student’s needs, direct her/him to campus and community resources, and consult with the UCLA offices impacted by the crisis.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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CAPS is the student mental health center on campus that provides a multitude of services including individual counseling, group therapy, wellness programming, urgent care counseling, and more.

  • All currently registered UCLA students are eligible for all services offered by The Counseling Center. Students, who are not currently registered, please refer to their fee schedule for specific pricing information.
  • Location: John Wooden Center West, 221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1556. The entrance faces the Intramural Field and Drake Stadium. Reception is located on the second floor. The first floor contains conference and group rooms only.
  • Phone: (310) 825-0768
    • Crisis counseling available 24-hours a day by phone.
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      • (Except for University holidays)

The Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC)

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

MARC’s mission is to teach and promote mindful awareness and mindfulness mediation.

There are many ways to bring mindfulness into your life such as mediation, yoga, nature, etc. Regardless of the method mindfulness has proved to have some very beneficial results. Research shows that mindfulness can lower blood pressure and boost the immune system; increase attention and focus, including aid those suffering from ADHD; help with difficult mental states such as anxiety and depression, fostering well-being and less emotional reactivity; and thicken the brain in areas in charge of decision making, emotional flexibility, and empathy.

MARC offers classes and workshops to the general public

Free Drop-in meditation sessions are available to students and there are free guided meditation on the MARC website that are terrific to use all the time and particular under times of high stress such as finals week.

The GRIT Peer-to-peer Life Coaching Program

The GRIT Peer-to-Peer Life Coaching program is committed to the development and well-being of the whole student. GRIT stands for guidance, resilience, integrity and transformation. In this program, UCLA students receive individualized support from trained peer coaches, with the aims of enhancing overall well-being and improving academic and personal success by utilizing various strategies for empowerment. Topic areas that peer coaches focus on during their one-on-one sessions with students include stress management and mindfulness, fostering positive social connections, goal setting, academic skills enrichment and navigating campus resources.

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UCLA Recreation

UCLA Recreation offers a wide range of recreational activities and services. Students, through their tuition and fees, have access to recreation facilities and may purchase additional services.

  • All current UCLA students have a membership to the Wooden Center to go work out whenever they have the time!

  • Activities available include: full gym, cardio equipment, and a climbing wall. Wellness programming, group classes, open recreation, club sports, and outdoor adventures, and more.