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Student Health & Wellness Center

Student Health & Wellness Center (SHWC)

UPDATE: During this campus closure, the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is still available for both medical and counseling appointments. It is required that ALL students CALL before coming to the center to seek medical or psychiatric care. Please call the SHWC at 310-846-5738 with any questions or to make an appointment. 
All currently enrolled Otis College of Art and Design degree seeking students have free access to the Student Health and Wellness Center, including those without the student health insurance plan.


The Student Health and Wellness Center provides medical and counseling services as well as health promotion programs to promote healthy living and engagement, to help students fulfill their artistic endeavors at Otis College.

  • Location: First floor of Ahmanson Room 107
  • Phone: (310) 846-5738
  • Fax: (310) 846-5739
  • Email:
Clinic Hours
  • Academic Year Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Closed weekends and all Otis College holidays

  • OwlCare Online:

    OwlCare Online is our health portal. Use your Otis ID Number and Pin to login. There you can securely message your provider, fill out necessary health forms, view past visits and upload documents for your provider. Student can also live-message SHWC staff members during chat hours and schedule select appointments online.

  • Services and Fees:

    Detailed information can be found on our Menu of Services and Fee Schedule page.

  • How to Schedule an Appointment:

    Please call the Student Health and Wellness Center for all appointments including counseling at (310) 846-5738. You can also schedule select appointments through OwlCare Online. Appointments can not be scheduled via email.

    *Please Note, the Student Health and Wellness Center does not provide excuse notes for missed classes, exams, or school work.

  • No-Shows:

    You will be marked as a no show for your appointment if you do not come to the appointment, or arrive late (15 or more minutes past your scheduled appointment time). There is a $5 no show/late cancellation fee, due at check in for your next appointment.

  • Cancelling an Appointment:

    If you decide that you do not need a scheduled appointment, please cancel 24 or more hours before your scheduled appointment. You may cancel in person or by phone 310-846-5738 (if no answer, a voicemail can be left).

    Email is not an acceptable form of cancelling your appointment. If you do not cancel your appointment 24 or more hours before your appointment time, you will be charged the $5 no show/cancellation fee.


    If there is a medical or psychiatric emergency (whether or not the SHWC is open) the college's emergency policy is that the department where the incident occurred will call 911 and then notify security at (310) 665-6965. For further information regarding emergencies, please see our Emergency & After Hours Instructions page.

  • In the event of non-life threatening emergencies, these local medical centers are available to you:

    Playa Vista Medical Center - approx. 5 minutes from campus, M-F 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sat/Sun 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6020 Sea Bluff Drive, Suite #1, Playa Vista, CA 90094, 310.862.0400 *no charge for parking, Urgent Care Facility (no Emergency Room), Website

    Marina Del Rey Hospital Emergency Department - approx. 10 minutes from campus, 24 hour medical care available, 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 310.823.8911 (Main), ext. 5100 (ER), Website

    Southern California Hospital Emergency Department - approx. 6 minutes from MFA studios, 24 hours medical care available, 3828 Delmas Terrace, Culver City, CA 90232, 310.836.7000,Website

Instructions on what to do when the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed.