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Contact Information

Phone: (858) 534-5793

Fax: (858) 822-5304 Email:

Location: Student Services Center, 5th floor, Suite 500 (map)

Effective 3/20/20

In response to COVID-19, CARE at SARC will be operating remotely until further notice. Confidential Advocates will be available to provide phone and video advocacy appointments for crisis intervention and urgent support services to students, staff and faculty. If you have left the area and are in need of support services, advocates are available to assist you as well. To request an appointment with a CARE advocate, please call 858-534-5793. 

In order to comply with the campus guidance to avoid non-essential services, our office will not be accommodating in-person program requests. We are working to develop and provide online program opportunities. For general inquiries and programming updates, please email

Our office is committed to providing continued and accessible support during this time. If you are currently working with a CARE Advocate, please contact them directly. For specific inquiries or concerns about support services during this time, please email More information regarding the campus wide response to COVID-19 can be accessed here.

We thank you for your cooperation and wish you good health.

Mailing Address

9500 Gilman Drive

Mail Code 0086

La Jolla, CA 92093-0086

Make an Appointment

A Confidential CARE Advocate is happy to meet with you by appointment during CARE business hours. To schedule an appointment, please call 858-534-5793. Same day appointments are available based on availability of staff.

Non-Business Hours, Weekends, Holidays Response

CARE Response is available 24/7 for UCSD students, staff, and faculty in need of urgent support/consultation, assistance with reporting options, forensic exam information and accompaniment, and crisis counseling.

To reach CARE during non-business hours and on weekends for support, please call 858-534-5793. Confidential counselors are available to answer calls and provide support and information.

    • A counselor will answer and will ask for the caller's name and phone number. You may provide them with any name you are comfortable giving. 
    • If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you have that option but it may impact the types of services we are able to provide.
    • You may have someone you trust call for you if you feel uncomfortable calling yourself.

If you are experiencing relationship violence and need emergency response, call 911.

UCSD students who are in need of urgent mental health support should call CAPS at (858) 534-3755.