UC Davis Health offers access to counseling services for Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis students at the Sacramento campus to help students realize their academic and personal goals. Free, confidential care is offered in two ways:  Through services provided by the School of Nursing Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) and through the UC Davis Counseling Services/Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP). Both programs include experienced staff dedicated to assisting students and to enriching the university community by providing educational programs, psychological consultation and other types of outreach activities. In addition to the scheduled services on the Sacramento campus, Student Health and Counseling Services  provides drop-in Urgent Care services at the main campus (see below for more information).

School of Nursing counseling services

The UC Davis Health Counseling Services office is located in Suite 1400 of the Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB) at 4800 Second Ave. The initial appointment with a counselor will help clarify individual needs and determine appropriate services. Topics which can be addressed include stress management, personal development, anxiety, depression, work-life balance, academic problems, career planning, professional identity, interpersonal relationships and communication skills, sexual identity concerns, eating disorders and difficulties with substance use. Some evening appointments are available.

Making an appointment

To make an appointment at the Sacramento campus, please email hs-sonwellness@ucdavis.edu. A professional staff member from each service will receive that initial email, and students are assigned to counselors based on availability and stated needs. The counselor will respond to emails  within one business day. Students can also choose to call 530-752-2349 during normal business hours. When calling, students should tell the receptionist they are a School of Nursing student seeking services, and s/he will request a counselor to return your call within two business days. If students need more immediate assistance, please call 530-752-2349 at the main campus and identify yourself as a School of Nursing student. Same-day appointments are sometimes available; but walk-in services are currently not available.

Drop-in urgent care services are available daily for urgent matters during normal business hours of operation (see below) at the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) at 930 Orchard Road on the Davis campus (off La Rue Rd.)  Call ahead at 530-752-2349 to help them best assist you.

SHWC Davis Campus Normal Hours of Operation (including Urgent Care):

  • M, T, Th, F from 8:00am to 5:30pm
  • Wed. 9:00am to 5:30pm

If you have an emergency after normal hours of operation, you can call the SHCS Appointment Desk and Advice Nurse at 530-752-2349 and follow the prompts to connect you to a mental health professional. You can call anonymously or provide your name. If you leave your name and state you are a graduate student seeking a return call, a staff member from SHCS will call you back the next business day.

Counseling services are offered at no cost to registered students. Partners of students are also seen for free when participating in couples therapy with a registered student.


Lindsay Ulrey, Psy.D.

MA in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco
PsyD in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco campus

Lindsay Ulrey is a postdoctoral clinical psychology fellow who provides counseling services to medical and nursing students at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She provides students with a supportive space to discuss and explore a variety of personal and professional issues. Her style is warm, inviting and focused on developing goals that matter to the student. She takes a genuine interest in understanding the unique perspective and cultural context of each student she works with, and aims to facilitate a reflective process where interpersonal change can occur. Lindsay has clinical experience and professional interest working with individuals faced with a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, trauma, expressions of gender and sexuality, identity formation and development and major life transitions.

To make an appointment, please contact Dr. Ulrey at hs-sonwellness@ucdavis.edu.