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Free Vision Care Available 

Through VSP Vision Eyes of Hope, you may be eligible to receive a comprehensive eye exam from a VSP network doctor and, if prescribed, high-quality glasses at no cost to you. 
Vision Care Event Details 
Date: December 7-9, 2022 | Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. |Location: 40 Prado Homeless Services Center, 40 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 
*Masks are required to attend this event.
To prequalify and schedule an appointment, contact: (805) 439-1797


  • Meets the 2022 family income guidelines\
  • Haven't received eye care through a VSP program during the last 12 months
  • No vision coverage by a private insurer and/or government program

At this event, we will follow current health and safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of all participants. 
Learn more at

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November 17 is Great American Smokeout 2022

The Health Center will be providing "Quit Kits" to motivate and support students and campus community members in quitting tobacco.
The free kits will be available at the Health Center beginning November 10 while supplies last.
SLO: Bld. 3100 Room. 3150 and NCC: Bld. 1000 Room. N1013.

The more you try, the more likely you will succeed. We are here to support you!

Flu season is here, get your free vaccine!

Walk-ins available at the Cuesta Student Health Center:

SLO Campus | Room 3150:  Monday-Thursday between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (or call for availability outside these hours).

NC Campus | Room 1013: Tuesdays & Thursdays between 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Vaccine distribution will begin the week of October 24th, only available to Cuesta College students.
More information: 805 5463171 |

Emotions Through the Lens. Photography Contest 2022

Topics (take a picture that represents one or both of these topics):

  • How do you stay grounded?
  • A safe zone is ...

Categories and Awards: Category A:  Students Category B: Employees
1st place: $100 gift card
2nd place: $50 gift card
3rd place: $25 gift card

Click for more information to register and participate

Think hopeful wellness program free and confidential for Cuesta students

Think Hopeful Wellness Program- Free and Confidential

Cuesta College Health Center is partnering with Think Hopeful, Inc. to provide a one of a kind wellness and mental health program. Here is your chance in getting access to personalized wellness. The Program offers students with science backed mental wellness material, anonymous connection with college students to interact, 1:1 dedicated coaching, Wellness Groups - and services are available during after-hours and weekends too!

Topics: stress, anxiety, relationships, nutrition, finances, general wellness.

There are no deadlines for registration since this will be an ongoing service. Students can register any time starting September 15th by emailing: We will also have multiple information sessions in case students have any questions.

Think Hopeful’s Wellness Program FAQs 

Form more information please email or

Concerned about a student?

Here a faculty & staff support lines

WHAT IS IT? Are you concerned about a student? Notice behavioral or mood changes and unsure how you can support? You can have a direct consultation with a licensed mental health professional to support the student in a non-crisis situation

WHEN? Any day – you can expect a response within the same business day

HOW? Email Admin@ThinkHopeful.Com  

WHAT’S THE PROCESS? No forms and no wait times. An email will allow you to confidentially consult with a licensed mental health professional (in a non-crisis situation). For crisis, please follow directions available here or contact the Student Health Center at or 805 5463171



Meet with a peer educator to learn about nutrition, discuss your personalized diet analysis, and set positive lifestyle and nutritional goals such as nutrition for athletics, fitness, weight changes, or just to get a few ideas for SMART changes.
Schedule your FREE appointment today: | (805) 5463171 | 
SLO Campus: In-person appointments available on Mondays from 10am to 3pm

NCC: In-person appointments available on Tuesdays from 12pm to 3pm

Zoom appointments:  available on Mondays from 10am to 3pm and Tuesdays from 12pm to 3pm

Setting goals can be a great way to challenge yourself to make healthy lifestyle changes. Set yourself up for success by making your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely.

Understanding self-harm and strategies for coping with emotional pain

When emotional pain becomes too much, many people don’t know what to do. For some, the only answer is inflicting physical pain on themselves. Click here to read more. 

How to cultivate a sense of belonging on your campus

People search for communities that align with various aspects of their identity every single day. It’s why you spend hours watching TikToks on your “For You” page and scrolling through posts on Instagram. As a student, the search for community might look like joining a club, playing with an intramural team, or putting together a study group with friends. 

But why do we have this drive to be part of a larger community? And why does it matter?  Click here to read more.


Wednesdays | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST


Come join us in a relaxing, social, and fun zoom support group as a break from your classes. You'll learn new coping mechanisms, have check-ins, discuss ways to manage stress, academics, and have an open discussion!
Questions? Contact us at (916) 288-8535



MindWise screening offers a comprehensive approach to mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention

The college years are an exciting time of personal growth, but they can also bring academic, social, and financial pressures, which can worsen underlying mental health and substance use issues. By taking a brief MindWise Screening, students can learn if they have a behavioral health issue and learn signs and symptoms. Immediately following the brief questionnaire, they will see the results, recommendations, and key resources. Please, click here to learn more about this amazing tool and general ways to engage students.

Click here to take a screening.

Questions? Contact us for more information.

Visit The Center website if you need information about STI testing, Birth Control, Plan B, Condoms and more. Patients must call ahead to be triaged and directed regarding the process.  SLO (805) 544-2478// AG (805) 489-4026

Public Health Clinic in Paso Robles is still open to see patients for essential services.  They're open Monday- Friday 8-5 pm. You can call their phone line at (805) 237-3050.

 Past Events:
Taking Control of Your Health: Women's Experience in Healthcare|Awareness Gallery|Insurance Representative
Nutritious November|Relaxation Room|Sleep Is Your Super Power|Week of Love|Winter Wellness Wonderland
Flu Clinic|Manifest|Know Your Status|Chill Out|Valentine's Celebration|The loneliness epidemic|Well-Bar
Eat the rainbow|3Tea Well-Bar|Photography contest 2019|Journey of hope 2020|Behavioral Interventions & support
Photography gallery|Rumba Class|SURVIVING 2020. Wellness During a Prolonged Pandemic |Photography contest 2020 | Valentine's month giveaway | Loneliness Epidemic 2021 |  Happy Hour with Dr. Ashley Hart | Out of the darkness virtual campus walk| Journey of Hope 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month 2021| Suicide Prevention Forum 2021 |