Wellness Resources

Behavioral Wellness Services for Graduate Students at UCLA

As members of the Graduate Programs in Bioscience, students may receive services from the School of Medicine Bruin Wellness Center (BWC) or UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  Information below provided by the Bruin Wellness Center.  

UCLA DGSOM Behavioral Wellness Center

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)



Behavioral Wellness Center (BWC) Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • One-on-one counseling and comprehensive behavioral health services
  • One-on-one counseling and comprehensive behavioral health services
  • Short-term psychotherapy
  • 24-hour emergency call line, (310) 825-0768
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Non-UCLA Clinic psychiatrists & therapists
  • Information about community based services and resources
  • 6 Free Visits (no insurance or co-pay required)
  • Services are covered by insurance and co-pays have been waived
  • ADHD Assessment, Support/Treatment Services, and Group Therapy
  • For appointments, call (310) 825-0768
  • Location: first floor of the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences (CHS 18-218)
  • Location: 221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095


UCLA Office of Ombuds Services UCLA Gender & Power Abuse Committee
  • Place to go for assistance in resolving conflicts, disputes or complaints on an informal basis
  • Place to speak to committee members about your concerns

  • For appointments, call (310) 206-2427
  • Committee members informally and confidentially discuss concerns to give you suggestions on how to resolve your situation and discuss what resources are available to you
  • Location: Strathmore Building Suite 105, 501 Westwood Plaza) Office hours 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday or by appointment
  • Chair: Joyce M. Fried, call (310)794-1958


Bruin Wellness Services & Resources (pdf)
What to do if a friend/loved one is in crisis (pdf)
Graduate Student Presentation on Depression & Anxiety 9-25-2017 (pdf)


Medical Care

ASHE Student Health Center
Offers Primary Care, Women’s Health, Immunizations, Travel Medicine, Physical Therapy, Specialty Clinics, Radiology & Laboratory, and Acupuncture for students on campus.

UCLA Health for Bruins
Clinic for student offering a wide array of preventitive and same-day urgent medical care for students and trainees.  


Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Case Manager

Armando Flores
Assists students who are experiencing challenges that affect their academic progress.


Financial Wellness

UCLA Financial Wellness

Economic Crisis Response Team
The Economic Crisis Response Team (ECR TEAM) provides support and guidance to students who have self-identified, or are identified by UCLA faculty or staff, as experiencing a financial crisis that impacts their academic success at UCLA.


Campus Fitness

UCLA Recreation
FitZone Classes (Free Group Exercise)
Fitwell Education (Classes on Wellness)



UCLA Mindfullness Awarness Research Center (MARC)
6-week long mindfulness classes in a variety of locations around Los Angeles and online.  Lunchtime drop-in meditation in WW and SMH. 100s of recorded 30 minute mindfulness sessions on their website. Daylong retreats at the WW UCLA campus. 

Insight LA
Classes designed to introduce people to mindfulness meditation.

Drop-in, secular meditation studio.  


Community-Based Programs

General Community Resources

General Community Resources

Recovery Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA's "primary purpose" is to help alcoholics "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety".

Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon meetings.

Smart Recovery
Self-empowering addiction recovery support group and alternative to 12 step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

Narcotics Anonymous
Recovery groups to cope with the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program.

Other Support Groups

Our House (Grief Support Group)
The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.

Co-Dependence Anonymous
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to develop functional and healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a twelve-step program for people with problems related to food including, but not limited to, compulsive overeaters, those with binge eating disorder, bulimics and anorexics. Anyone with a problematic relationship with food is welcomed, as OA's Third Tradition states that the only requirement for memberships is a desire to stop eating compulsively.

Emotions Anonymous
Emotions Anonymous (EA) is a twelve-step program for recovery from mental and emotional illness.