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FAQ's

How do I make an appointment?
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To schedule a free, confidential appointment with a drug or alcohol counselor, please call the Student Health appointment line: 805-893-3371.


Where do I go for an appointment?
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The Alcohol & Drug Program offers services at two locations: Student Health and Embarcadero Hall (upstairs). When you call and make an appointment, you will be instructed which location to go to.


I am a parent who is concerned about my student. Where can I get information on long-term alcohol and drug counseling or treatment programs for my child?
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Please call the Alcohol and Drug Program at (805) 893-5013





Are the appointments free?
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All of the Alcohol & Drug Program counseling appointments are free of charge. However, there is a $55 missed appointment fee. There is also a late cancellation fee of $25. If you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, you must call the Student Health appointment line: (805) 893-3371 at least 24 hours in advance.


My student is seeing an alcohol and drug counselor. Can I get an update on his/her progress?
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Due to the HIPAA regulations regarding privacy of personal health information, we are not allowed to release information regarding patient sessions without a release of confidential information signed by the student. In fact, we are unable to
even confirm or deny a student’s participation without permission. However, we are available to provide information about behavior trends and patterns that are typical of the college age population here at UCSB and around the country.