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Health Services

http://www.pacific.edu/healthservices
Phone: 209-946-2315
Location: Cowel Wellness Center

Pacific Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are both located in the Cowell Wellness Center building. They are each departments within the Division of Student Life. The Cowell Wellness Center building  is located across the foot bridge, north of the main campus, at the corner of Brookside Road and Manchester.  Pacific Health Services  provides staff practitioners which include a supervising physician, certified nurse practitioners and a registered dietitian. Students are provided with health education and wellness information as well as health care during illness in order to promote the skills and attitudes necessary for students to become responsible for their own health.

CAPS staff is comprised of stated licensed psychologists and marriage and family therapists, doctoral psychology interns and part-time consulting psychiatrists. Therapists specialize in working with the student population and are trained to assist students in reducing stress, building self-confidence, relating to others, solving problems/finding options, and managing ongoing psychological conditions. Therapy sessions are available to students who have paid the Cowell Wellness Fee, as well as non-student partners attending couples counseling for a per-session fee. CAPS provides individual, group and couples therapy. 

Therapists specialize in working with the student population and are trained to assist students in building self-confidence, being assertive, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, finding options, and managing on-going psychological conditions. Personal counseling, both one-to-one and group, is available.

Due to the Privacy Act, staff does not routinely discuss student’s care with anyone, including parents, unless the student has provided a written consent to release information. With consent, however, professional staff is available to address questions and concerns about students’ health issues and treatment plans.

The staff members of both Pacific Health Services and CAPS are active within the Student Life Division at Pacific and actively contribute to the goal of helping our students achieve academic and career achievement by attending to the health and wellness required to be successful in the global world. .

All Stockton students taking 8 units or more are automatically charged a Cowell Wellness Center Fee fee of $120 per semester.

Pacific Health Services are available to students who have:

1.Registered for classes at the Stockton, Sacramento or/and  San Francisco campus

2.Paid the Cowell Wellness Center Fee and

3.Submitted the required health history form and immunization record.

CAPS are available to students who have:

1.Registered for classes at the Stockton campus or Pacific McGeorge School of Law on the Sacramento campus.

2.Paid the Cowell Wellness Center Fee

3.       Non-student partners of a Pacific student for couples counseling for a per-session fee.

Please note that CAPS does not bill your health insurance for services. All on-campus therapy is included in the Cowell Wellness 

Cowell Wellness Center Fee includes:

·Physician appointments (Stockton only)

·Nurse Practitioner services

·Dietitian services

·Health and wellness management

·Counseling appointments

Cowell Wellness Center Fees do not cover the cost of some procedures, medications, and outside referrals. Students are required to have health insurance If students do not have insurance coverage a student plan is available through the University. The coverage period runs from August 1st to July 31st or students can choose to enroll on a semester-by -semester basis. Students can access information about the plan via the Internet:  http://www.pacific.edu/insuranceoffice or  call Pacific Health Services (209) 946-2315 for assistance.

Please note: Students are automatically charged for the University contracted insurance policy with Anthem Blue Cross unless they have completed an annual health insurance waiver. The link to the waiver is available through the Health Services website at http://www.pacific.edu/insurancewaiver