CAPS offers a variety of mental health services to UCLA students. To initiate any CAPS service, you must first meet with a Brief Screen Counselor by following these steps:
Visit CAPS during Brief Screen hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Bring your Student ID and check-in at the Front Desk Reception on either the first or second floor.
Complete forms to describe the nature of your visit and review CAPS confidentiality and consent policies. The Front Desk staff will provide small computer tablets to complete these forms. You are welcome to bring your personal laptop to complete the forms (which the Front Desk staff can help you set up). Forms must be completed at CAPS on the day of your visit.
Once all forms have been completed, you will meet briefly with a Brief Screen Counselor to assess your needs, discuss treatment options, and guide you in next steps.
Allow at least 15 minutes to complete the Brief Screen forms and 20 minutes to meet with a Brief Screen Counselor. As students are seen on a walk-in basis, wait times to meet with a Brief Screen Counselor will vary. Plan ahead and expect longer wait times after 12pm.
All registered UCLA students are eligible for assessment and treatment planning; crisis management; brief individual treatment; group treatment and/or referral to other resources as needed. Eligibility and fees are determined by the student’s current enrollment status and registration of Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
Visit Eligibility and Fees for further details.
Visit UC SHIP Mental Health Benefits for further details about UC SHIP insurance coverage.