Health & Counseling

Wellness & Community Outreach

The Office of Wellness and Community Outreach provides the following services: Mills Student Health Plan administration, wellness promotion, educational programs, and individual support to students; including referrals to providers and community resources. As liaison to the Vera Whole Health Center, the student health center at Mills College, the manager’s role is to help students navigate services and follow up on students’ feedback regarding their experiences at the student health center.

All students can contact the office for support with enrolling/waiving the Mills Student Health Plan, selecting a physician, dentist, or alternative health provider or for medical claims and billing related to the Mills Student Health Plan or any health plan under which students are covered.

In support of students’ physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, resources and referrals to campus and community resources are offered. Some of the concerns in which students are supported are: sexual and reproductive health, colds/flu, chronic illness/pain, cancer prevention, allergies, injury prevention, navigating the health care system, health policy changes, sleeplessness, stress, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, nutrition, weight management, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and prevention, and public health programs. 

Also, be sure to take advantage of the great wellness information, resources, events, and classes through our Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation Department.

Counseling & Psychological Services

If you would like to speak to someone regarding personal concerns, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers confidential individual and crisis counseling, as well as periodic workshops and support groups. As a Mills student, you are eligible for up to eight counseling sessions each academic year free of charge. 

Visit Counseling and Psychological Services in the Cowell Building for more information.