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Crisis & Emergency Contacts

  • Central Office & Urgent Care: 858-534-3755
  • After-Hours Crisis Counseling (24 Hours): 858-534-3755
  • Life-threatening Emergencies: call 911 or go to Emergency Room

Urgent Care Services

  • Urgent Care Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • CAPS provides urgent care services for students who are in crisis and require same-day treatment. Students who walk-in and request urgent services will be asked to complete necessary online forms.
  • While most students with urgent/same-day appointments will be seen shortly after completing check-in and forms, if there are many students in crisis, the urgent care counselor will prioritize which students will be seen based on the severity of concerns.
  • Concerns related to safety to self and/or others will take priority.
  • Urgent care services are located at our Central Office, Galbraith Hall 190 (next to the Revelle Plaza Fountain). For a list of our other, non-urgent care locations across campus, please go to our Locations page for detailed information.
  • Central Office / Urgent Care:
    Galbraith Hall 190, (858) 534-3755, Building 141 on Campus Map
    Monday-Friday (office closed on official University holidays)
    Urgent Care Hours:
    8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday

Crisis Counseling

Life-Threatening Emergencies

Concerns About a Student

Privacy and Confidentiality of Student Information

  • In keeping with ethical standards of the mental health profession and the law, all services provided by the staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are kept confidential.
  • If you are calling for consultation regarding a student, CAPS cannot provide information if the student is being seen (or has been seen) at CAPS without a signed Release of Information Form (ROI) from the student.
  • The Release of Information Form can be downloaded from our Download Center.

Campus Emergencies

  • CAPS offers assistance to students, faculty, and staff in response to any critical incident or disaster that may impact the psychological well-being of the UCSD community.
  • If your college, department, or residence needs immediate assistance in response to a critical incident, please contact our Central Office at 858-534-3755.
  • If the emergency is outside business hours, please call 858-534-3755 and select Option #2 from the voice menu. You will be able to speak with a counselor.