The VPA LA Semester program is dedicated to student health and wellness by providing Los Angeles area-based resources to aid in personal growth and academic success for students in times of crisis, problem resolution, and coping with daily challenges.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.


Providence St. Joseph Medical Center / Emergency Room
501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91505

Providence St. Joseph Health Resource Center
1100 W Stewart Dr, 1st Floor, Orange, CA 92868
1-888-HEALING (888-432-5464)
Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

  • FREE referrals (based on insurance plan) to primary care physicians or specialists affiliated w/Providence Health & Services
  • Brochures, pamphlets, and fliers on preventative health care topics
  • Information about Providence Health & Services, facilities, and programs

Lakeside Community Healthcare Urgent Care Center – Burbank
191 South Buena Vista Street, Suite 150, Burbank, CA 91505
Open seven days a week: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Including weekends and holidays)

Burbank Urgent Care / Occupational Health Center
3413 W. Pacific Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505
818-953-4408 (walk-in services open to public, no appointment necessary)
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. / Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CVS Minute Clinic  walk-in medical clinics staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants
Locations include:

14735 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
866-389-ASAP (2727)
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

511 Hollywood Way., Burbank, CA 91505
866-389-ASAP (2727)
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Exer Urgent Care
Locations include:
13303 Riverside Drive Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Open 7-days-a week, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Mend Urgent Care:
Locations include:
4312 Woodman Ave. Suite 102, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Open Everyday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Fire Department
Fire Station 76, 3111 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Los Angeles, CA 90068

North Hollywood Police Station
11640 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-756-9035 TDD/TTY


Carbon Health

MEND Urgent Care

Locations include: Sherman Oaks: 818-646-2562 | Van Nuys: 818-646-4928 | Burbank: 818-843-8555

Exer Urgent Care

Locations include: Sherman Oaks: 818-722-3290 | West Hollywood: 213-412-0400 | Hollywood: 323-826-5333


NOTE: Testing organized by LA County is for residents only.

Counseling Centers:

The Maple Counseling Center – Beverly Hills
(310) 271-9999

Valley Counseling – Encino
(818) 995-0368

The Center for Individual and Family Counseling – North Hollywood
(818) 761-2227
Our fees are based on your ability to pay, and we try to be as accommodating as possible.

Social Coaching Club
(818) 379-3340
Insurance Plans Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna

LA Gay and Lesbian Center – Los Angeles
(323) 993-7669

Southern CA Counseling Center – Los Angeles
(323) 937-1344
SCCC provides comprehensive counseling services at rates based on your ability to pay.

Pepperdine University Community Counseling Clinics – West LA and Encino
(866) 396-8970

UCLA Psychology Clinic – Westwood
(310) 825-2305


Online Counseling:

Talk Space
Better Help

Private Practice Referrals:
Contact your personal physician or insurance company

Syracuse University Counseling Center’s 24-hour Crisis Support Services (315) 443-4715
CSUN Campus Helpline (818) 349-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
National Eating Disorder Association Information & Referral Line (800) 931-2237
Didi Hirsh Suicide Crisis Line (877) 7-CRISIS or (877) 727-4747
Peace Over Violence (Rape & Battering Hotline) (310) 392-8381
Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741- for free 24/7 crisis support


12-Step Programs:
Alcoholics Anonymous (323) 936-4343
Al-Anon (818) 760-7122
Narcotics Anonymous (800) 863-2962

Based on cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation, Sanvello provides daily tools to help manage mental health. “Sanvello offers a variety of tools and features, including some techniques that guide us through changing thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that may keep us stuck or prevent us from reaching our goals,” says Gwyneth Esty-Kendall, mental health promotion specialist in the Barnes Center at the Arch. “It is also a great resource if you are looking for ways to reduce stress or be introduced to mindfulness-based practices. While Sanvello is not meant to be a replacement for counseling, it is a valuable tool you can add to your health and wellness toolkit.” All Syracuse University students have access to all of Sanvello’s offerings. Download the app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Use your Syracuse University email address to access the free, premium services.

TELUS Health Student Support 

SULA students have access to TELUS Health Student Support while participating in a semester in Los Angeles.  TELUS Health, provided by Lifeworks, connects students with a FREE confidential emotional health and well-being support conveniently available 24/7 via app, telephone, and web. You can log in by visiting their homepage at or download the app. 

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