About Us

Mission Statement

We provide exceptional, inclusive, compassionate, comprehensive, and integrated healthcare services to promote health and well-being in order to empower students to thrive throughout their university experience.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

We recognize that providing equitable care requires ongoing learning about student experiences, attentiveness to our own beliefs, emotions, and behaviors, and a culture of growth and inclusiveness. [SHS/CAPS] at the University of California Santa Barbara is committed to providing equitable care without discrimination or harassment against any person receiving or seeking care on the basis of race; color; national origin; citizenship or immigration status; ancestry; religious or spiritual beliefs and practices; age; body size; attractiveness; sex; gender, including stated gender identity, name, pronoun, gender expression, or gender transition status; pregnancy; current or previous use of contraception or abortion care; socioeconomic status; criminal record; physical, mental, or other disability; medical condition or overall health; personal or family medical history; marital or relationship status; sexual orientation; military connection, including protected veterans and families; status as a survivor of interpersonal violence; or perception of any of the above protected characteristics.

General information/ students:

Students can use the medical services just as they would their regular doctor's office and urgent care center. The facility is fully accredited, staffed by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advice nurses, dietitians, optometrists, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, lab, and x-ray technicians, social workers and counselors.

All students can utilize the services at SHS whether or not they have the UC SHIP. To start your care at SHS, see appointments.


Accreditation information:

Student Health is a fully accredited health care facility. Our technology is state-of-the-art and we utilize electronic medical records. All providers are licensed and/or certified in their respective fields. Members of our nursing, dietitians, and counseling staffs are licensed professionals.

Continuous quality improvement and an accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs are part of the high standards maintained by Student Health.

The following is a list of our accreditation, memberships and licensing:

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
  • California State Board of Pharmacy
  • State of California Department of Public Health Clinical Laboratory License
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program
  • American College Health Association
  • American Medical Association

Staff Code of Conduct:
Our staff is governed by the Student Health Staff Code of Conduct Policy.