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The following links provide information about different offices and programs on campus that offer opportunities for stress relief through the teaching of academic skills, providing social support and equipping you with resources necessary to be a successful student.

Campus Resources

Alcohol and Drug Compliance Services

Alcohol and Drug Compliance Services promote student success by providing resources that help students complete mandated judicial sanctions after an alcohol or drug violation. Services include a state-approved MIP/Alcohol Awareness course.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides free and confidential services by professional counselors to currently enrolled Texas State students. 

Healthy Cats

Healthy Cats is a part of Health Promotion Services that provide services to currently enrolled Texas State students by professionally trained peer health educators. They strive to help students succeed by promoting healthy lifestyles and creating a healthy campus environment at Texas State. The prevention and educational services offered address a variety of health issues, including violence, nutrition, stress and time management, sexual health, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. 

Office of Disability Services

The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all university programs and activities. Disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. This includes curently enrolled Texas State students with AIDS or those who are HIV positive. ODS is dedicated to ensure the success of each student and works to provide accomodations and promote awarenss. 

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides free and confidential services for currently enrolled students. Through the Bienestar Coalition grant, students can get a free HIV test. Students can make and cancel appointments online. Students can also view upcoming appointments, lab results and messages from their healthcare provider. 

Community Resources

Any Lab Test Now 

Any Lab Test Now has a location in San Marcos. It is open to the community and provides HIV testing for a fee.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholic Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have a drinking problem. Membership is open to anyone, and there are several meetings that take place in Austin, San Antonio and San Marcos.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC provides information about HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention.

HIV/AIDS Prevention

HIV and Substance Use in the United States

CommuniCare Health Centers

CommuniCare Health Centers is a full-service primary healthcare system with 12 locations serving Bexar, Kendall and Hays counties. We offer an array of services including pediatric medicine, family medicine, senior care, women's health, dental, behavioral health, minor surgery, and WIC services.

Community Action

Rural AIDS Services Program provides confidential services for HIV positive individuals in San Marcos and the surrounding areas. Services include transportation to medical and dental appointments, financial assistance for housing, utilities, food, prescriptions, physician visits and radiology services. 

Coalition Against Drug Abuse in San Marcos

The Coalition Against Drug Abuse in San Marcos provides drug abuse treatment programs, group therapy, and private addiction counseling services.

Community AIDS Resources and Education (C.A.R.E.)

C.A.R.E. offers HIV testing at no cost and provides services to individuals in the community who are at-risk for contracting HIV and other communicable infections. C.A.R.E. also offers services such as substance use counseling to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA provides the grant funding for the Bienestar Coalition. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities.