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Emotional Support

Valley Crisis Center
Provides free and confidential services to individuals and families who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault.
24-hour hotline: 209-722-4357 (HELP)   Located at 1960 P. Street in Merced        

UC Merced Counseling and Psychological Services (Students Only)
Provides free and confidential counseling services through individual, couple and group formats, as well as crisis intervention, for all registered UC Merced students (undergraduate and graduate). Walk-ins welcome. 
24-hour hotline: 209-228-4266
Located in the UC Merced H. Rajender Reddy Health Center

INSIGHT Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (Employees Only)
INSIGHT offers employees and their household dependents 3 counseling sessions every 6months with a licensed professional to assist with work/life concerns. 
Phone: (800) 422-5322  Email:

UC Behavioral Health Benefits (Employees Only)

UC’s medical coverage includes behavioral health benefits for mental health services and substance abuse treatment. Members can use their behavioral health benefits for sessions with counselors, psychologists or psychiatrists.