- American Red Cross Blood Drives
- Campus Walk
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- CPR Training
- Free Confidential Rapid HIV Testing
- Wellness Wednesday Series
Going to a hospital without blood is like jumping from a plane without a parachute! Give blood...Give life! (American Red Cross)
Look for the Bloodmobile in parking lot '4' between the administration and biological sciences buildings. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.
- April 21, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- April 22, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
For your convenience, there are two ways you can schedule an appointment for the American Red Cross blood drives:
- Go online at redcrossblood.org. Click on the 'Make a Blood Donation Appointment' link and enter sponsor code 'calstatela'.
- Call the American Red Cross at (800) GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543).
Take the Campus Walk Challenge and join us for a brisk (or leisurely) walk around and through the campus. The walk begins on the main walkway in front of the Student Health Center.
Weather permitting, the Campus Walk takes place:
- Monday - Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
- Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides professional and non-judgmental help with your personal growth and psychological wellness. CAPS specializes in mental health services which can help you express throughts and feelings, gain perspective, alleviate emotional symptoms, improving coping skills, and make healthy changes in your life.
Fall through spring quarters, CAPS offers one or more support groups, available to currently enrolled students. Support groups are multi-session, professionally facilitated groups for students with similar concerns. For information about this quarter's support groups, click on a link below:
- Anxiety Mangement Workshop (PDF)
- Empowering Minds Workshop (PDF)
- First In The Family: College Years Group for 1st Generation College Students (PDF)
- Mindfulness Workshop (PDF)
- Time Management Workshop (PDF)
The Health Promotion and Education Center offers American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR AED and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers courses for current Cal State L.A. students and employees. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all CPR trainings. Call the Center at (323) 343-3340 or see CPR Training for additional information.
All courses take place 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on the scheduled date
- Click HERE (PDF) for this quarter's training schedule.
CPR, first aid, and AED training are available throughout the community. If our program does not meet your training needs, you can find other training sites by calling the American Heart Association (AHA) at (877) AHA-4CPR or visiting the AHA. In addition, the AHA has a line of e-learning programs. Visit OnlineAHA.org for more information.
If you are not sure what type of training you need be sure to check with your academic department and/or employer.
AHA strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by AHA. Any fees charged for this course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to AHA.
(Note: Rapid HIV test results are available in 20 minutes (wait time is approximately 20-30 minutes). For your convenience, the Student Health Center offers traditional confidential HIV testing [$16 fee] Monday - Friday. Call  343-3302 to schedule an appointment.)
The next free confidential rapid HIV testing takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the mobile unit located in parking lot '4' (between administration and biological sciences) and is scheduled for:
- May 13 & 14, 2014
For information on the free rapid HIV testing program or the HIV testing offered by the Student Health Center, click on free confidential HIV testing.
For your health and wellbeing, the Student Health Center's Health Promotion and Education Center and the University-Student Union's Center for Student Involvement present The Wellness Wednesday Series. For the current schedule of workshops, information tables and other activities, click on: