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Student Health Services

Hotlines and Health Links

Telephone hotlines are listed at the top of this page.  Links to online health resources follow.

Hotlines in Santa Clara County

ABUSE (PHYSICAL) 
MALE SURVIVOR—FOR MEN WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED 
BATTERED WOMEN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
CHILD PORN
DRUG AND ALCOHOL
GAY/LESBIAN/BISEXUAL/TRANSGENDER
HIV/AIDS
POISON CONTROL INFORMATION
RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
SUICIDE AND CRISIS

 

ABUSE
24-Hour Child Abuse Reporting Lines

  • Palo Alto to Sunnyvale - (650) 493-1186
  • San Jose Area - (408) 299-2071
  • Gilroy to Morgan Hill - (408) 683-0601

Adult Reporting Lines (M-F, 8-5) - (408) 928-3860

Family Violence Center (M-F, 8-5) - (408) 277-3700 

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MALE SURVIVOR—FOR MEN WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED

An organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.

Website:  www.malesurvivor.org    Email:  malesurvivor@malesurvivor.org

 

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BATTERED WOMEN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
La Isla Pacifica Crisis Line (Gilroy to Morgan Hill) - (408) 683-4118

Next Door Crisis Line (San Jose area) - (408) 279-2962

Support Network for Battered Women (Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos) - (800) 572-2782

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CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
Narcotics Anonymous - (408) 998-4200

Cocaine Anonymous - (408) 496-9107

CHILD PORN REPORTING
24-Hour National Center for Missing/Exploited Children -1- (800) 843-5678

DRUG AND ALCOHOL
Alcoholics Anonymous - (408) 374-8511

Al-Anon - (408) 379-9375

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GAY/LESBIAN/BISEXUAL/TRANSGENDER
Billy De Frank Community Center - (408) 293-2429
Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic at the Kurt and Barbara Gronowski Psychology Clinic - 650-961-9300
 

HIV/AIDS
24-Hour CDC National HIV & STD Hotline

  • 1-800-232-4636
  • TTD -1-888-232-6348

POISON CONTROL INFORMATION
California Poison Control Center Hotline -

  • 1 (800) 876-4766
  • 1 (800) 222-1222

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
Rape Crisis Center, YWCA of Silicon Valley

  • 408-287-3000
  • 650-493-7273

SUICIDE AND CRISIS
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-8255

Local Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

  • Palo Alto to Mtn. View - (650) 494-8420
  • Santa Clara County - (408) 279-3312
  • Morgan Hill to Gilroy - (408) 683-248
 

Links to Health-related Websites

ALCOHOL
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
DRUGS (ILLICIT)
EATING DISORDERS
EXERCISE AND FITNESS
GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER
GENERAL HEALTH
HEALTH RELATED JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
HIV/AIDS
MENTAL HEALTH
NUTRITION MATTERS
RAVES
SEX (INCLUDING MORNING AFTER PILL)
SEXUAL ASSAULT
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
TOBACCO
VETERANS' HEALTH CONCERNS

ALCOHOL
Alcoholics Anonymous
Staying Cyber - an AA meeting on the WWW

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
American Botanical Council Online - You can search the German Commission E Monographs (or order your very own copy)
ConsumerLab.com - Tests various brands of herbs, vitamins and other dietary supplements to see if they contain what the label states. Surprisingly, many do not!
HerbMed - A database that provides six different categories of information for each herb.

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DRUGS
Erowid's Psychoactive Vaults - A large list of links to many sites related to drugs of all types. Includes information on both sides of the controversies surrounding certain drugs.

EATING DISORDERS
Something Fishy - Has something for everyone and links to everything. For more links, click on "Other Resources."

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - a Twelve Step program that helps people of all ages who have a problem with food.

EXERCISE AND FITNESS
eFit.com - Lots of information on weight management, nutrition and exercise. Become a member and get personalized programs.
Shape Up America - Is not only a great fitness website but also has a nutrition component, complete with a Cyber Kitchen!

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GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER
DeFrank Online - Assisting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community in Santa Clara County.
PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula - Promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families and friends through support, education and advocacy.
Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic at the Kurt and Barbara Gronowski Psychology Clinic - Offers psychological services to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans, those questioning their sexual/and or gender identities, their families, and friends.
It Gets Better Project - Helps LGBT teens navigate through the challenging waters of being LGBT and a young person.

GENERAL HEALTH

Cool Nurse.com - A very cool general health site.
Drkoop.com - Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, chairs this page which offers daily health news; info on issues specific to men, women, children and older adults; medical encyclopedias, and "Drug Checker" to help you avoid harmful drug interactions with both prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Health Central - Online magazine with numerous topics including the People's Pharmacy, Dr. Dean Edell, and Cool Tools.

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HEALTH-RELATED JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
Berkeley Wellness Online
Mayo Clinic's Health Oasis
New England Journal of Medicine On-Line
Nutrition Action Healthletter

HIV/AIDS
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) - Based in San Francisco, the CAPS site lists research opportunities, the latest in government reports and many "Fact Sheets."
HIV Testing - Learn what HIV testing is, who needs to be tested, the difference between anonymous and confidential testing, etc.
The Body - An AIDS and HIV information resource.

MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health Net - Provides lots of resources for many mental health topics on the Internet.
Half of Us - Focuses on depression and suicide. Resources for Veterans, too.

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NUTRITION MATTERS
Center for Science in the Public Interest - CSPI advocates for safe and healthy food and publishes the Nutrition Action Newsletter .
Gourmet Spot - We don't always have to be worrying about dieting, do we? Tons of recipes, including low fat.

RAVES
DanceSafe - A nonprofit, harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community.

SEX
San Francisco Sex Information - For 25 years, the San Francisco Sex Information hotline has been providing anonymous, accurate and non-judgemental information about sex. Now they're in cyber space!
Emergency Contraception (aka The Morning After Pill) - Has lots of information about the various types of emergency contraception and a directory of providers.
Go Ask Alice - Question and answer services at Columbia University providing explicit and reliable sexual health information.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT
WomensHealth.gov - The Federal Government source for women's health information.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STIs).
The American Social Health Association - Great jumping off point from the organization that runs the National AIDS and National STI hotlines. Has links to sites about herpes, HPV, Hepatitis B, etc.
The Herpes Zone - Contains detailed information about the life cycle of herpes viruses, advice on living with herpes, managing symptoms, FAQ's, and links to similar sites.
San Francisco City Clinic - Free or low cost diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.  Site has loads of great references, too.

TOBACCO
Smoking from all Sides - links to all perspectives of smoking.
California Smokers' Helpline - 1-800-NO-BUTTS
Cigarettes as litter
California Youth Advocacy Network - The California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) is dedicated to the support of youth and young adult tobacco control advocacy. Has a college tobacco control project.
Quit Chewing Tobacco - website is by the makers of a tobacco-free, mint snuff

VETERANS' HEALTH CONCERNS
The Soldiers Project - Free counseling to current and former military and their families.
Half of Us - Focuses on depression among college students and has specific forum for veterans.

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Health Services
Building: Hinson Campus Center, Lower Level
Contact: Lisa Sanford
Phone: 408.864.8732
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Last Updated: 1/27/14