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CAPS Services and COVID-19 Pandemic
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UCSB is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus. We are planning for several contingency scenarios and taking informed action to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of our service mission. CAPS will remain operational with the following measures to protect the health of the community.



Appointments will remain and continue to be scheduled. 

EXISTING APPOINTMENTS - In-person appointments are now remote sessions using Zoom (audio or video) until further notice. Please send your provider a secure message with your preference. At the time of the scheduled appointment, your provider will initiate the contact. If you are able to, please communicate with CAPS regarding appointment cancellations. Late-cancellation and no-show fees will be waived starting on March 16, 2020 until further notice. 

APPOINTMENTS - New appointment requests for existing CAPS clients can be made by calling (805) 893-4411, by secure messaging your clinician, or by submitting a CAPS Services Request 

INITIAL BRIEF ASSESSMENTS - If you are interested in a same-day Initial Brief Assessment to get started with services, please call CAPS (805) 893-4411 during regular hours or submit a CAPS Services Request. You will be placed in the queue and given an estimated wait time. A clinician will call you when it is your turn for an appointment. 

Please remember we have our after-hours crisis services by calling 805-893-4411 and selecting option “2”

The Mental Health Peer Program is working on creating virtual Spring 2020 content. For updates, follow @UCSBMentalHealthPeers on Facebook & Instagram. 

*Updated on 3/31/2020

Coping through Coronavirus from TAO Connect on Vimeo.
Managing Fears and Anxiety around Coronavirus (image created by UC Berkeley)
Coping & Staying Emotionally Well During COVID-19-related School Closures (external link to Active Minds website)
WHO Coping with Stress (external PDF file)
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*Updated on 3/13/2020*

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families. 

All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options. 



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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) stands against racism and violence in all its forms that’s aim is to harm and divide people because of our differences. We would like to express our care and compassion for those who have been directly or vicariously impacted by the protests, violence and terrorist attacks that have occurred in our country and abroad. In the aftermath of these events that are happening more frequently, it is normal to experience a range of feelings, such as sadness, fear, anger, helplessness, or guilt.  It would also be more than understandable for our students who have experienced previous trauma, belong to marginalized and/or under-represented identity groups to be feeling particularly vulnerable.  We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like additional support for coping with current events. Please call (805) 893-4411 or stop by CAPS during regular business hours and let the receptionist know you need to be seen today.


CAPS Services Online Request Form

Online Request Form is not monitored 24/7.
To speak to a counselor, please call (805) 893-4411.
For emergency services, please call 911. 



CAPS Let's Talk

Let's Talk Sessions are informal consultations with a CAPS clinician. 
To speak to a counselor, please call (805) 893-4411.
For emergency services, please call 911. 


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