Self-Help & Community Resources
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.
Health Services: (626) 395-6393
Counseling and Occupational Therapy Services: (626) 395-8331
After-Hours Crisis Support available 24/7, including weekends and holidays:
(626) 395-8331 and press "2" and please stay on the line
Campus Security Emergency Line: (626) 395-5000
Campus Security for Non-emergencies (escorts, reports, or information): (626) 395-4701
Off Campus Emergencies: 911
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.
Anonymous Mental Health 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.
AloeBud | iOS - Cute and gentle reminders to encourage you to take breaks, drink water, and engage in self-care
Fabulous | iOS, Android - Users can follow Fabulous' built-in program to wellness and also set goals for self-care, exercise, meditating, and more
Daylio | iOS, Android - Micro diary to help track your mood and activities. Daylio creates helpful statistics to help you understand your habits better.
Mindfulness Applications: Headspace, Calm, Oak, Insight Timer
Headspace and Calm are popular apps for mindfulness meditation - they are available on both iOS and Android and have a free trial with vast libraries. Oak is a completely free app that is only available on iOS. Insight Timer is available for iOS and Android and offers thousands of guided meditations for free.
Stop, Breathe & Think | iOS, Android - Stop, Breathe & Think, the app for meditation & mindfulness, has a unique approach that allows you to check in with your emotions, and then recommends short, guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos, tuned to how you feel.
My Virtual Hopebox | iOS, Android - Virtual Hope Box is a multi-media coping skill app designed for individuals struggling with depression. The four main features of Virtual Hope Box include sections for distraction, inspiration, relaxation, and coping skill options.
notOK | iOS, Android - It's okay to be notOK. This app lets you get immediate support from your friends, family, or peer network. notOK is a digital panic button service to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location from your trusted contacts when you're struggling to reach out.
Note: These resources are for informational purposes only. Student Wellness Services does not personally endorse any specific resource.
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive healthcare services and sex education. Hormone replacement therapy and STI testing and treatment are available at all locations. Flu shots are also offered during flu season.
- Planned Parenthood Pasadena
- Planned Parenthood Alhambra
- Planned Parenthood Highland Park
- 10/6/2020: The Eagle Rock location has closed and has been transferred to the new Highland Park location
- Planned Parenthood Glendora
- Planned Parenthood Baldwin Park
Alcohol and other drug resources in the local area
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.
Click here for information on how to find a community mental health provider who accepts the Caltech Anthem Student Advantage plan, and for tips on finding a therapist who's a good fit for you.
Counseling Services has offered the Meditation Mob continuously since October 2014. Each week's session are recorded and made available as MP3s for those who can't attend in person. You'll need Caltech IMSS credentials to log in.
Choose from four online programs to help you better manage stress, depression, anxiety, and build resilience. 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.
SilverCloud Health is free for all Caltech students, and you can complete the modules at your own pace from your computer, tablet, or phone.
- 88.6% of Caltech students found the modules helpful
- 78.7% of Caltech students said the program supports them in making progress toward their goals
Read more about each of the modules:
- Space from Depression Module
- Space from Anxiety Module
- Space from Stress Module
- Space for Resilience Module
- Insomnia and Sleep Issues Module
If you are enrolled in the Caltech Anthem Student Advantage medical plan, you can access telehealth available through LiveHealth Online to connect with a U.S. Board-certified doctor 24/7, 365 days a year via your phone, tablet, or computer. You can use the Telehealth service at no cost to you if you are enrolled in the Caltech Anthem Student Advantage Plan (otherwise, you can use the service for a fee). You can access telehealth by downloading the Sydney Health app on your phone or by visiting www.livehealthonline.com.
Students with the Caltech Anthem Student Advantage plan also have access to a 24/7 NurseLine and can call 1 (844) 545-1429 to speak to a registered nurse who can help with health issues like fever, allergy relief, cold and flu symptoms, and where to go for care.