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Take control

of your mental health

with STAND at ELAC

An effective and confidential support
program free for most ELAC students.

You have the ability to opt-in to be invited to participate in one of our research projects for which you may be compensated up to $275

Get started in four easy steps

Create an account
and complete initial registration

Complete initial registration materials, which includes: participant consent, contact information and answering questions about your history and life experiences. (10 mins)


For a limited time, you will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a $50 eGift Card! Click Here for more details about the raffle.

Check in and complete your
personalized wellness assessment

Complete the all the questionnaires, so your personalized STAND at ELAC experience can be created. (Those who opt into research will be asked to complete additional questionnaires and they’ll be compensated for their time.)

Enroll in your suggested service

Enroll in a personalized service selected for you. (5 mins)

Begin the

Start your customized STAND at ELAC journey! Services could include therapy with licensed clinicians, online lessons with optional coaching, and tracking tools or prevention tips. [Next steps depend on your path.]

  • Be a current registered ELAC student
  • Be 18 or older.
  • If you are currently taking psychiatric medications, you may need to change to a Harbor-UCLA psychiatrist under the STAND program.

STAND at ELAC invites all students regardless of insurance status to register for the program and learn about the services available. Some services are available only to those who are uninsured or covered by Medi-Cal or Medicare.

Based on your responses to the Mental Health Tracker, one of the following three services will be recommended:

An online wellness program, through which you can learn skills for coping with common stressful experiences and build resilience at your own pace.

An online digital therapy program with lessons that are designed to respond to your specific symptoms. You may access the system through any personal device (phone, tablet or computer), and for each lesson, you also are assigned to a certified student coach who provides support through remote video chat.

Connection to a team of clinicians who will evaluate your specific symptoms and create an individual treatment plan, tailored for you. Your treatment will include weekly sessions delivered through telehealth, and if deemed appropriate, you may also have medication appointments. To be eligible for clinical care through STAND at ELAC, students need to be uninsured or have Medi-Cal or Medicare coverage. There may be costs associated with clinical care depending on your income and other factors.


Learn more on our home page or by visiting our FAQs


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We hope you register for STAND at ELAC!

By registering, you agree to complete the Mental Health Tracker each week. Based on the results of these weekly surveys, different types of care may be recommended, including digital therapy, coaching, or clinical sessions. Your survey results will be shared with the UCLA STAND team, including program administrators, licensed providers, and other team members such as coaches and supervisors.

Your participation in STAND at ELAC lasts up to one year from the time of enrollment. If continued care is required after you leave the program, you may be referred to another provider.

If at any time during your participation you indicate thoughts of self-harm, our team will follow up with you by phone to check in on you and provide resources.

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STAND at ELAC is a program created by the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge and the first external implementation of the STAND System of Care. Funding for the program at ELAC is being provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health under the DMH + UCLA Public Partnership for Wellbeing.