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Last updated on May 19, 2023

Medical or Mental Health Emergencies

Alternatively, for urgent, non-emergency mental health issues requiring immediate attention, you may also call CCA's mental health crisis hotline number: 415.551.9344. They are available 24/7 during 365 days a year.

CCA is committed to its community members’ academic, professional, and artistic well-being. That includes focusing on mental health, physical health, social health, and spiritual health.

Mental Wellness

California College of the Arts recognizes mental health and wellness is as equally important as physical health and wellness. This section offers students information about access to mental-health services through the college or community resources. It also provides information to consider when using insurance.

CCA's Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services is committed to personal development and professional advancement of students engaged in an arts-based educational environment fostering creativity, curiosity, and diversity. Counseling & Psychological Services encourages student success and well-being by providing a broad spectrum of mental health services, including individual and couples therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, workshops on mental health topics, and outreach.

For urgent, non-emergency mental health issues requiring immediate attention, call:

  • CCA's mental health crisis hotline number: 415.51.9344. [They are available 24/7 during 365 days a year.]

For more information, including appointment scheduling, visit:

Non-CCA Mental Health Resources

Navigating Mental Health Services can be overwhelming. If you would like support and/or direct referrals from the CCA counseling team please call to book a consultation at 415.551.9267.

Using Health Insurance for Mental Health Services

When students are referred outside the college for psychotherapy, they often have questions about how to find a therapist, how to navigate health insurance, and how to schedule the first appointment.


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Physical Wellness

Gym Membership Information

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Students on the CCA student insurance plan may also access special deals through Aetna

California College of the Arts is committed to ensuring all students have the appropriate resources to uphold their physical health and wellness.

Per CCA policy, all students who are registered at 12 or more units per semester (9 units per term for all graduate students) are automatically charged for and enrolled in the CCA student insurance plan unless they submit an approved insurance waiver that meet's all of CCA's minimum requirements, by the established deadline. (Note: Students who are enrolled part-time, are ineligible for the college's health insurance plan.)

Health Insurance Coverage

CCA's student health insurance's medical coverage is provided through an Aetna, giving students access to a network of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and specialists throughout the Bay Area and nationwide.

Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage

Dental and vision coverage is provided through Anthem Student Advantage and is included as part of the CCA student health insurance plan

One Medical Membership

Students enrolled in the student health insurance plan are also eligible for a One Medical Membership that will expand their healthcare network even further.

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Social Wellness

CCA offers a variety of social/wellness-focused programming, resources, and special offers for CCA students (e.g., gym discounts) in the weekly Student Affairs News and Announcements.

Options include activities and events hosted by the Office of Student Life; sports and athletic activities organized by student groups; and programming sponsored by other offices.

Interested students are encouraged to check their CCA email, campus fliers, and the CCA Portal for updates.

Spiritual Wellness

CCA's Prayer, Meditation, and Reflection space allows students and employees to experience a place of peace and sanctuary. The room was designed by LMNOP Design, a San Francisco-based firm that was founded by and consists of CCA Architecture alumni.

The space is located on the San Francisco Main Building, between W2 and the Student Lounge.

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