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Health Services

Cowell Wellness Center (CWC), part of the Division of Student Life at Pacific, is a modern facility that where both Pacific Health Services and Counseling Services are co-located. It is located across the foot bridge, north of the main campus, at the corner of Brookside Road and Manchester. Together, Pacific Health Services and Counseling Services provide a professional staff of practitioners which include a supervising physician, nurse practitioners, licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, pre-doctoral psychology interns, and a consulting psychiatrist. 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.

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 do 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 are available to address questions and concerns about students’ health issues and treatment plans.

The staff members of both Pacific Health Services and Counseling Services are active within the Student Life Division at Pacific and actively contribute to the goal of helping our students achieve academic and social success through attention to their health and wellness.

All students taking 9 units or more are automatically charged a Health Services fee of $120 per semester.

Pacific Health Services are available to students who have:

  1. Registered for classes at the Stockton Campus, Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and Dugoni School of Dentistry
  2. Paid the Health Services Fee and
  3. Submitted the required health history form and have completed a physical exam

Counseling Services are available to students who have:

  1. Registered for classes at the Stockton campus or Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  2. Paid the Health Fee

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 8 am to 6 pm

Summer Hours

Mon-Thur: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Fri: 7:30 am to 1 pm

The Wellness Center is closed weekends, holidays and the holiday break in December.

Health Services Fee includes:

  • Physician appointments
  • Nurse Practitioner services
  • Nutritionist services
  • Health and wellness management
  • Counseling appointments

Health Service Fees do not cover the cost of outside referrals. 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: or call CWC at (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 the waiver. The link to the waiver is available through the Health Services website at http://