Self-Help & Community Resources
Mental Health Anonymous Screening Tool
Mental Health Anonymous Screening Tool - How Are You Feeling? This screening tool is completely anonymous and confidential. Immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.
- Choose from three online programs to help you better manage stress,
depression, and anxiety. Each module takes 20-40 minutes to complete,
and is based in cognitive-behavioral therapy. You can track your mood
and symptoms over time, complete brief self-guided exercises, and learn
practical skills that will help you feel better.
BetterHelp Virtual Counseling
Students who have the Caltech United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) insurance plan can also access virtual counseling services through BetterHelp. You have access to Psychologists (PhD / PsyD), Marriage and Family therapists (LMFT), Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). These professional licensed counselors will be available to you via ongoing text communications, live chat, phone, video or groupinars.
When you first visit the counseling website, you will be asked to register and complete
a questionnaire that will request your UHCSR insurance information on your ID card,
emergency contacts and your goals for accessing the service. The questionnaire will
also ask you for counselor preferences (gender, specialty, etc.) to ensure you are
matched with a practitioner that can help you meet your goals. Within 24 hours after
completing the questionnaire, you will be contacted by a counselor to schedule an
appointment and decide on a communication method that best suits your needs.
Students must register at www.counseling4students.com to use BetterHelp services.
Click here to view the BetterHelp flyer and learn more.
Telehealth services are included with your United Healthcare Student
Resources (UHCSR) student health insurance plan and is provided by
Some highlights include:
- Available 24/7
- No appointment necessary
- Use whatever device is convenient (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
- No consultation fee for UHCSR members ($40 consultation fee for non-members)
- Talk to a board-certified physician when Health Services are closed
Community Mental Health Resources
Click here to view our community mental health resources including a list of providers who accept the Caltech United Healthcare Student Resources insurance plan.
Depression and Suicide Resources
Click here to read our resource on depression and suicide including what to do if you or someone you know is suicidal, symptoms of depression, myths about suicide, and how to talk with someone about suicide.
The term "crisis" can mean different things to folks - in general, a crisis is a time of intense difficulty, trouble or danger. It’s often a time when our traditional problem-solving approaches fail to bring us back to equilibrium, and we can encounter feelings of hopelessness, sadness, frustration, confusion, and even panic. Please note that the examples above are only some possible crisis scenarios. Counseling Services staff is available for phone or walk-in crisis consultations during regular business hours even if your scenario is not listed above, and phone consultation is available when the office is closed.
- Campus Security Emergency Line: (626) 395-5000 (on campus)
- 9-1-1 (off campus)
- Telephone crisis consultation is available after business hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays by calling the Counseling Services main line at (626) 395-8331 and pressing "2" when prompted. A counselor may follow up with you the next day regarding your use of after-hours support to offer additional support or resources.
Alcohol and Other Drug Resources
Click here to view our resources on alcohol and other drugs. You will find educational information on alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, hallucinogens, opiates, and prescription stimulants. There is also additional information on how to obtain support, along with additional community and online resources.
e-Checkup TO GO for Alcohol and Marijuana
e-CHECKUP TO GO for Alcohol and Marijuana - The Alcohol & Marijuana e-CHECKUP TO GO surveys are alcohol and marijuana-specific brief assessment tools designed to educate college students about their substance use. The assessments take about 15-20 minutes to complete and are self-guided.
Time Management Resources
Click here to view our time management resources. You will find calendars for the term along with app recommendations for productivity and organization.
Apps for Emotional Well-being
Note: This is solely for your information only. Caltech is not sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with these programs.
Meditation Mob MP3 Archive
Community and Local Resources
Note: These resources are for informational purposes only. Student Wellness Services does not personally endorse any specific resource.
- Planned Parenthood Pasadena
- Planned Parenthood Alhambra
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive healthcare services and sex education.
- Urgent Care Information - Local urgent care and emergency room information
Students are encouraged to utilize a combination of online, community, and campus resources in order to best meet their health needs. You are always welcomed at Student Wellness Services.
Get in touch with usVisit
1239 Arden Rd., Pasadena, CA 91125
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Institute Holidays
Health Services: (626) 395-6393
Counseling and Occupational Therapy Services: (626) 395-8331
After Hours Counseling Hotline: (626) 395-8331 and press "2"
Campus Security: (626) 395-5000
Off Campus Emergencies: 911