Student Health open and available during winter break

by Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:01 AM

If you're staying in town for the holidays, you can still access many of the services at Student Health. See below for more details.


Hours: 8 a.m.-noon
What is open: Urgent Care, Pharmacy, Laboratory


Hours: 8 a.m.-noon
What is open: Student Health, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, Insurance Office, Dental Care Center, and Eye Care Center

More Details and Exceptions

  • Urgent Care: No appointments needed
  • Eye Care Center: Closed December 23, call 805-893-3170 for appointments
  • Psychiatry and Social Work Counselors: Call 805-893-3087 for appointments  (*Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers phone consultation 24/7, including during the holiday break – 805-893-4411. CAPS cannot assist with medication refills.)
  • Alcohol/Drug Counselors: Call 805-893-5013 for appointments
  • Dental Care Urgent Needs: Monday, December 12, to Thursday, December 15, call 805-893-2891 for further information
  • Pharmacy: Mail-order service available, call 805-893-2116 for information
  • Student Health Administrative Offices: 

    Open full days during break weeks; call 805-893-5339 for further information

All Student Health services are closed from December 26-January 2

During the break, all students have access to the 24-hour Nurse Line at 800-539-1387 for any medical questions or concerns. Students with mental health questions or concerns may also call the 24-hour telephone service available through Counseling and Psychological Services at 805-893-4411.

When Student Health is closed, UCSB students will need to utilize other local Urgent Care and Emergency Department services for medical problems that cannot wait until they reopen. Further information on these locations in Santa Barbara County can be found here.

Students with Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) have benefits to cover emergency medical and pharmacy costs at outside facilities when Student Health is closed. No referrals are needed for gynecology or services more than 50 miles away. More information on GHI is available here, including how to print a temporary identification card.

*If you are concerned about a distressed or distressing student, Student Mental Health Coordination Services (805-893-3030) is the primary point of contact for help. For your convenience, here is a link to the UCSB Distressed Students Response Protocol,