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Basic Needs

Campus and community resources to help HSU students meet their basic needs. Learn about food, housing, mental health, and child care resources.

Student Health & Wellbeing

From the Student Health Center to Oh SNAP! Student Food Programs, several resources that support the health and wellbeing of students are available.

July 29, 2021

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Several student health and wellbeing services will be available
  • The Student Health Center provides medical services, in addition to a pharmacy
  • Counseling & Psychological Services is staffed by our professional mental health providers
  • Health education and basic needs services include the Peer Health Education Program, Oh SNAP! Student Food Programs, and CHECK IT bystander intervention program

Medical Services

Through Student Health & Wellbeing Services (SHWS)—a fully accredited, comprehensive clinic—the Student Health Center provides medical services. Our licensed medical professionals include physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychiatrists, medical assistants, clinical laboratory scientists, and a radiologic technologist.

During the Fall 2021 semester, we will offer both in-person and telemedical services in our clinic and telecounseling with our trained therapists.

  • COVID-19 Testing: 
    • COVID testing services are available for matriculated HSU students daily from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. at the Great Hall.
    • Telehealth and in-person services Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45 a.m.- noon and 1-4:15 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 9:45 a.m.-noon and 1-4:15 p.m.
    • Students should call ahead to schedule an appointment for services.
    • Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends, holidays and summer months
    Clinic Hours: Telephone calls, telehealth services and in-person visits: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45 a.m.- noon and 1-4:15 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 9:45 a.m.-noon and 1-4:15 p.m.
  • Pharmacy Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 - noon and 1:30 - 4:15 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. - noon and 1:30 - 4:15 p.m.
  • Location: Left of Plaza Circle, north of the HSU Library.
  • Contact info: Call (707) 826-3146 or email For after-hours medical questions, please call our after-hours nursing hotline at (877) 256-3534.

Mental Health

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), offered through SWHS, is staffed by professional mental health providers, who include licensed psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists, as well as therapists fulfilling professional training.  

  • Hours: receptionists are available by phone 8:30 a.m. - noon, and 1 - 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment or help students sign up for a group or workshop.
  • Locations: Student Health & Wellbeing Services and Behavioral & Social Sciences Building, Room 208
  • Contact info: Call (707) 826-3236. For after-hours assistance, please call (707) 826-3236.

Health Education & Basic Needs

The Peer Health Education Program, funded through the Student Health Center, is staffed by our Health Education team and Peer Health Educators who promote fun, health-related activities for students, as well as facilitate our campus food pantry. With our Student Health & Wellbeing team, we are dedicated to helping all students overcome health barriers to academic success.

  • Hours: Due to the nature of health education, our Health Educators offer programming at the convenience of student schedules.  
  • Location: Recreation & Wellness Center, Room 123
  • Contact info: To reach our Health Educators, call (707) 826-5228

HSU Oh SNAP! Student Food Program is funded by Associate Students, IRA fees, a grant through Humboldt County, the Department of Social Work. Oh SNAP! was started by a group of HSU Social Work students who were concerned about food security among college students. The program consists of a campus food pantry, assistance with CalFresh Applications, a campus food waste diversion program, and a weekly farm stand featuring free locally grown organic produce. Learn more at

  • Hours: 

For the first 2 weeks of classes OhSnap will be open the dates and times listed below. A full semester schedule will be posted on 8/28/21.

8/24: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

8/27: 2-6 p.m.

8/31: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

9/3: 2-6 p.m. 

  • Location: Recreation & Wellness Center, food distribution will be outside the RWC entrance
  • Contact Info: For more information contact Ravin Craig at or call (707) 826-5228

CHECK IT is Humboldt State’s health education program’s answer to creating a campus culture that doesn’t tolerate sexualized violence, dating violence, or stalking. CHECK IT is Humboldt State’s student-led multifaceted bystander education program that teaches community accountability. CHECK IT represents years of work done by HSU’s Sexual Assault Prevention Committee (SAPC). 

CHECK IT is a student-centered program aimed at empowering students to take action when they see potential harm happening around them (i.e. acts of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking). It’s also about creating a more consent centered culture where students look out for one another, support survivors, and make clear to those who choose to commit acts of harm that it’s unacceptable in our communities. CHECK IT provides general and tailored skill building workshops, organizes educational and social events, offers free consent and CHECK IT themed party and event merchandise, and resources centering around sexualized violence, consent, and healthy relationships. Learn more by visiting CHECK IT's website. 

Emergency Help, 24/7

  • University Police: (707) 826-5555 or 911 (on-campus)
  • Humboldt County Mental Health: (707) 268-2900
  • 24-Hour County Crisis Line: (707) 445-7715