Health & Wellness

As healthcare providers, it is very important that our students take care of their own health first. ACTCM offers a variety of health and wellness resources. Students receive discounted treatments and services at our clinics, including acupuncture, herbs and massage. Qigong classes and workshops are also held regularly and are open to both students and the public. The office of Student Affairs will also help students identify other health resources in the Bay Area.

Wellness Center

Mission: Recognizing wellness comes from a multiplicity of forms and modalities, the Wellness Center at CIIS strives to cultivate the interconnected relationships of student’s physical bodies, minds, and spirits to enhance personal, professional, and community health.


Wellness ENews – March 2019

Student Health Insurance

California Institute of Integral Studies is vitally interested in making your academic and personal experience meaningful and successful. Your health and wellness are key components of that experience. To ensure that students have access to the health care they need and to avoid the hardship of expensive medical bills, CIIS requires all full-time students to have adequate health insurance as a condition of enrollment.

Starting in the 2017-2018 academic year, our sponsored student insurance plan changed from Kaiser Permanente to UnitedHealthcare, a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), which provides students with access to In-Network and Out-of-Network providers while at school, home or during travel. With this new plan we are able to offer our students a comprehensive, benefit-rich plan at a reduced premium.

Rates and detailed plan benefits are posted through the Gallagher Student Health Website. Please visit for more information. Options are also available for spouse and child add on.

All full time-students, residing in the state of California, will be required to purchase the UnitedHealthcare Plan unless proof of comparable insurance is provided during the waiver and enrollment period.

If you have questions about Student Health Insurance, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Online Health Resources

Free Medical Clinics (in San Francisco)
Covered California (information about the Affordable Care Act)
Healthy San Francisco – San Francisco Health Access Program
Online Dental Insurance Search

Mental Health

Our colleagues at the CIIS Center for Somatic Psychotherapy offer appointments for ACTCM students for $25 per session. To make an appointment call 415-217-8895 or visit their webpage for more information. The following mental health resources may also be helpful to ACTCM students:

CIIS Sliding Scale Counseling Centers
Free Mental Health Services

Nutrition and Fitness Discounts

Students can become members of the Eatwell Farms CSA program and get locally grown, organic produce delivered weekly or bi-weekly to school so they can be sure to eat healthy, nutritious meals. Students can also check out our full list of Student Discounts for information about student rates for gym membership, yoga and other fitness activities.

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