New Student Resources
All incoming students are required to complete the entrance health forms by July 31, 2023
Hello, new and prospective students! We're excited to welcome you to the Caltech community. Check out our 6 steps to get to know Student Wellness Services!
1) Student Wellness Services includes:
All registered students pay a health fee each term, which allows access to Student Wellness Services for free, regardless of your insurance coverage. All students are required to carry health insurance, which is used for prescriptions, laboratory tests, specialty/urgent/emergency care, and other services. There may be costs involved if a student requires medication, labs or other testing, but seeing a Caltech clinician on campus is free.
2) Curious about our services? Read about services and what to expect at:
- Health Services - Medical Care and Services Available
- Your first time at Counseling Services
- Occupational therapy - it's different than counseling!
3) Get to know the staff and read our bios:
4) Not sure what the difference between counseling and occupational therapy is? Read this:
An occupational therapist offers guidance by:
- Making good habits and routines, and setting realistic goals
- Making data-driven strategies to meet your goals
A counselor, on the other hand, can help you:
- Learn how to cope with stressful situations and difficult emotions
- Become more flexible and responsive in how you see yourself and others
- Understand yourself better
What we have in common:
- Individualized and client-centered
- Scientifically driven, evidence-based
- Defined goals
Remember, you are not limited to one therapy or the other. You may utilize both services to address the same problem as the different frameworks and methodologies of each profession can complement each other. We encourage students to take advantage of all the resources Caltech has to offer!
5) We also run a variety of workshops and events.
Get the latest updates by following us @CaltechWellness on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
6) Can't make it in person? Check our resources page - it's home to many of our resources including Self-Help and Assessment Resources, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Time Management Resources, Depression and Suicide, and more.
Are you a parent? Visit our Parents page and read about after-hours care if your student is a minor.
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