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Health, Well-being and Safety

promoting good health

Cal Poly is committed to being a safe and healthy place for all of our students, faculty and staff. Campus resources provide the support you need to stay in good physical and mental health, address challenges, and cultivate a safe, caring community where you can be yourself throughout the year.

Campus Health and Wellbeing

Staffed by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, Campus Health and Wellbeing provides care for most illnesses and injuries as well as lab services, onsite x-rays, and a pharmacy for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. A 24/7 nurse advice line is available for concerns outside normal business hours. Most services are available to currently enrolled students without any additional fees.

Info About Health Services

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Counseling Services

Licensed professionals provide mental health services including individual, couples and group therapy, crisis intervention, mental health trainings and workshops and more.

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Peer Health Education

Peer Health Educators within the PULSE Program promote healthy behaviors and guidance on sexual and mental wellbeing, nutrition and physical activity, and alcohol and drug education.

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Wellbeing Resources

The Health Center offers a variety of wellbeing services and support tailored to the needs of the Cal Poly campus community.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center provides accommodations and coordinates support for those with permanent and temporary disabilities. Services include assistive technologies, housing and dining needs, transportation, academic accommodations and more. 

Learn more about disability services

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Student Safety services

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Police Department

Our full service Police Department provides round-the-clock professional law enforcement services to the campus.

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Safety Escort Services

The safety escort van is available from designated pick-up and drop-off locations across campus during the evening.

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Sexual Assault Resources

Cal Poly offers several resources for victims of sexual assault or any other type of sexual abuse.

Meeting your basic needs

We believe that your well-being is critical to your success. Our Basic Needs Initiative seeks to ensure that you have access to housing, food, clothing, and physical and mental healthcare, so you can focus on your education. 

Learn about our programs

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