Health and Wellness

Health Promotion Services: Health Promotion Services offers a full range of services and opportunities dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of the USF student body, and fostering a vibrant and safe campus community for student success. Some of their resources are listed below:

  • Health Insurance: As a condition of enrollment, University of San Francisco (USF) requires students to have health insurance, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and to provide access to quality care. Students who already have health insurance coverage comparable (equal or better) to the USF-endorsed plan under a United States-domiciled health insurance company may waive the USF- endorsed insurance plan during waiver/enrollment period each academic year.
  • Health Promotion Resources: If you live on-campus, there are a number of resources to support you if you start feeling sick. Health Promotion Services also provides health education handouts on a variety of topics.
  • Student Health Clinic: All University of San Francisco students registered for credit hours are eligible to visit Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) clinics during regular business hours regardless of their health insurance plan.
  • Urgent Care: Urgent care centers are equipped to handle non-life-threatening situations. USF does not contract with any urgent care centers. Therefore, students or their health insurance plans are responsible for all costs associated with their visits to urgent care centers.

Koret Health and Recreation Center: The Koret Health and Recreation Center provides desired recreational sports activities, programs, and services to USF students, faculty, staff, alumni, and limited neighborhood patrons. 

The Club Sports Program is intended to provide a competitive team structure within a recreational environment for USF students. This program is designed to provide social opportunities as well as the development of specific athletic skills. 

Case Management: Case Management, offered by the Office of the Dean of Students, provides support and intervention, consultation, crisis management, and education to address student challenges or difficulties that impact student success, wellness, and the campus community. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS provides students with mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being and to meet their educational, personal, emotional and spiritual goals. CAPS also provides group therapy.

Off Campus Referrals: Finding community providers can be a complicated, challenging, and sometimes time-consuming process. The Office of the Dean of Students, through Case Management, is available to support students who are seeking off campus services.

The Haven at USF: The Haven Residence provides sober living college residences for students in recovery.


St. Ignatius Parish: Saint Ignatius Parish is a welcoming and inclusive Catholic community. The weekly mass schedule can be found at link provided.

University Ministry: University Ministry supports the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of the University of San Francisco (USF) community.

If you need support not found in the sections above, please feel free to contact to see how we can help.