Health & Wellness Resources

The following health and wellness resources are available to Stanford Students.
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The BeWell @ Stanford Student Wellness Passport Program is a wellness program designed to help Stanford students adopt a healthier lifestyle. The program rewards students for maintaining or improving their health and all full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate.
The Bridge is a 24/7 peer counseling resource for students. Staffers are Stanford students who have been extensively trained to listen, explore feelings and emotions, help sort out issues and uncertainties, or simply talk. The Bridge is available for walk-in counseling from 9:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, and 24 hours a day for phone counsels. The Bridge is a first-step resource for Stanford students and can refer further if necessary. The Bridge also offers two training classes covering listening and basic peer counseling skills and providing an overview of mental health issues including depression, sexual assault, and eating disorders.
Welcome from Counseling and Psychological Services. While we expect that you will have a positive and life-changing experience entering and becoming a part of the Stanford community, CAPS is here to support you for the unexpected personal surprises that may become challenging and difficult to handle.
The mission of the Stanford Healthy Body Image Program is to prevent the onset and relapse of eating disorders, facilitate treatment for students with current eating disorders, and foster a positive culture and environment for all students to achieve healthy weight regulation and enjoy a positive body image. We offer confidential online eating disorder screening, a suite of online self-help programs for improving body image, supporting healthy eating and exercise habits, reducing disordered eating behaviors, and changing body image/eating culture. The Healthy Body Image Program also provides in-person workshops, presentations, and other outreach events.
The SHPRC is committed to providing sexual health resources and peer counseling to Stanford students and promoting safe, healthy relationships across campus. We carry a wide variety of goodies, from different types of condoms and lubes, to vibrators, to a wide variety of books. We’re entirely student-run and funded, so all of our supplies and information are either free or very inexpensive. Drop by the center for all you need to know about sex and sexuality. The SHPRC also offers a class, EDUC 193S: Peer Counseling on Comprehensive Sexual Health (T, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), which offers sexual health education and also qualifies students to become SHPRC counselors.
At Stanford Blood Center, part of the School of Medicine, our mission is to provide hope for the future: teaching tomorrow's leaders in transfusion medicine, researching to unlock mysteries inherent in blood, and connecting donors to patients every day. We support patients at Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, along with several other hospitals in the area. Please give back to our community by donating blood; it's the gift of life.
Vaden Health Center is a convenient, state-of-the-art facility that houses a staff of clinicians and health professionals who are available to provide a broad spectrum of health care support and education for students. The center offers Medical Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Wellness and Health Promotion Services (HPS), all geared toward making your time at Stanford a healthy and fulfilling experience.
iThrive is your place for all things wellness. A new program from Vaden's Health Promotion Services, iThrive brings you real-time health and wellness programs (e.g. dorm outreaches, the PHE program, Happiness classes, student internships and projects) and keeps you current with campus events, activities, and cool new ideas (e.g. Facebook, Tumblr, blog). College can be both an amazing and difficult time. Here at iThrive, we want to provide you with the tools and resources to not just get by or survive Stanford, but to truly thrive during your time here.
A program of iThrive @ Stanford, HIV Peer Anonymous Counseling and Testing is a free service offered to all Stanford students by a highly trained paraprofessional team of undergraduate and graduate students. Afraid of needles? No problem: as an alternative to confidential blood testing through Vaden Medical Services, HIV*PACT counselors administer rapid oral testing, and HIV test results are available within 20-40 minutes. Want to be a part of HIV*PACT? Applications are circulated every fall. For more information, check out our website or contact the student coordinators at