AMDA Center for Health and Performance (ACHP) aims to foster a community of performing artists who are optimally prepared, both physically and mentally, for a successful, healthy, and sustainable career. The ACHP includes the following services:
AMDA Center for Health and Performance
Our Athletic Performance team provides injury consultation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement services. Our mission is to empower students to become active participants in their wellbeing and support a vibrant, healthy and engaged campus community.
Athletic Performance Studio Hours
Appointments are recommended for individual consultation. No appointment is needed for self-maintenance/preventive exercise.
Vine Building: 4th Floor V401
- Injury consultation
- Wellness screening and individualized exercise programs
- Promote optimal levels of conditioning and overall health
- Education regarding injury prevention and self-care strategies
- Referral and timely access to physician evaluation and care
Mental Health Counseling
AMDA LA offers Mental Health Counseling to help meet the emotional and psychological needs of our students. Our goal is to create a campus environment that facilitates the health and well-being of all of our students and advances our academic and performance mission. Our counselors can also provide referrals to community resources as needed. Appointments are required.
- Rui Dolen, LMFT
- Geoff Milam, LCSW
Vine Building: 4th Floor, rooms V4F & V4G
- Short-term psychotherapy
- Crisis Intervention
- Consultation and referral services
If you need immediate assistance please call LA's 24/7 hotline at 310-391-1253 or 211 for more information. If you are in danger or need immediate medical attention Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Vocal Health Resource Center
AMDA’s Vocal Health Resource Center provides students with information and guidelines on the care and use of the professional performance voice. By promoting current best practices in the field of voice and vocal health, students are empowered to make informed decisions about their voice use while training for a professional performance career.
Victoria Lavan, Vocologist, RYT200 - AMDA Vocal Health Advisor
On Yucca Street between the corner of Vine and Yucca and the entrance to underground parking garage.
- Voice assessments for vocal rest
- Vocal health/vocal hygiene current best practices
- Vocal wellness resources and information
- Assistance during illness to keep students safely singing/speaking
- Exercises to restore, strengthen and maintain a healthy voice
- Referrals to laryngologist/physician voice specialists
The AMDA Center for Health and Performance is not equipped to handle serious medical emergencies. If there is a medical emergency on campus at any time, staff, faculty, and students should be directed to CALL 911 immediately and then notify reception or campus security/safety team.
Local Hospitals and Urgent Care Centers
SHIP Information And Health Insurance Requirements
The welfare of our students is essential to our vibrant performing arts community. Per the Affordable Care Act, all enrolled students on either campus must have both mental and physical health insurance at all times while attending AMDA.
To assist students with this requirement, AMDA automatically enrolls each student in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), an affordable service that offers students access to mental and physical healthcare services throughout New York City and Los Angeles.
Whether it's a broken ankle or a psychological trauma, SHIP provides vital resources to ensure AMDA students are healthy in body and mind for continued success in their education.
Waive Out Of SHIP
Students have until the Friday of Week 1 each term to waive their automatic SHIP enrollment. To waive out, you must provide proof of comparable health insurance that meets the coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act. You may waive out of SHIP if you provide proof of comparable health insurance.
- Waiver Frequently Asked Questions
- Plan Snapshots
- New Direction Mental Health Student Assistant Program Information