CAPS Services & Resources Overview
Wherever you are, we're here to serve and support the Arizona community.
CAPS Main is open to assist Arizona students online by HIPAA-compliant video conference. Please call CAPS prior to going into the office.
Hours and Location: CAPS regular business hours are ARE 8 AM TO 530 PM. Please see https://health.arizona.edu/caps-hours-locations or call 520-621-3334 for any changes during staff training, holidays, university breaks, and between semesters.
Phone: 520-621-3334 *After-hours crisis callers may speak with a licensed counselor by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated message.
- CAPS website
- COVID-19 Health Updates & Travel Advisories
- Coping with stress related to COVID-19
- CAPS Services & Resources Handout
At CAPS we believe:
- No one should have to wait for mental health treatment.
- Every client has different needs that require different types of care.
- Mental health treatment requires ongoing evaluation to ensure the best outcomes for every client.
That's why we help students create personalized care plans through our Care Pathways initiative. CAPS care plans can include services through CAPS or the community, crisis support, comprehensive referral support, and self-paced self-help.
CAPS Care Pathways Menu of Services
To make your own custom care plan, you can meet with a triage counselor and discuss which options are best for you.
For more information about CAPS services, visit health.arizona.edu/who-we-are-and-what-we-do
Meet briefly with a counselor to discuss your needs and what services best meet them. Triage appointments are available Monday-Friday, 9-3:30pm *closed at 2:30pm Thursday, 12/10. Schedule by phone (520-621-3334) or by Zoom. Here’s how it works.
Counseling and psychiatry sessions are currently offered via our HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform for students in Arizona. During the COVID-19 epidemic, students in some other states may be eligible.
Brief Individual Counseling
CAPS offers short-term, goal-oriented counseling with licensed counselors or psychologists.
Brief Psychiatry Services
CAPS offers short-term psychiatric evaluations & medication management provided by a licensed psychiatrist or nurse practitioner.
How to prepare for your counseling or psychiatry session:
Groups & Workshops
Featured groups and workshops:
- Free Guided Meditation Group - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am (Tucson time)
- Free Biweekly Students of Color group - Tuesdays 2pm and Thursdays 11am (Tucson time)
- Peace in the Pandemic free workshop - new sessions are starting throughout the semester.
Care Coordination Services
A Care Coordinator is available during office hours to talk to you about what CAPS offers and guide you through the process of finding what you need, either on or off-campus.
If you are looking for something beyond CAPS, they provide comprehensive community referral support. We are trained to help you connect to a variety of resources.
Call 520-621-3334 to speak with a Care Coordinator or schedule a call back or Zoom visit (University Students only).
Campus Health Wildcats Anonymous
Wildcats Anonymous offers meetings, programming, and peer mentoring for students who want to address their substance use.
*If you or someone you know is an immediate suicidal crisis or emergency, call 911.
Speak with someone now:
- CAPS: Use our remote triage service or call CAPS at 520-621-3334 to speak with a licensed counselor. *After-hours crisis callers may speak with a licensed counselor by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated message.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you are in crisis, you can call the SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.
- Disaster Distress Hotline: Connect with a live Disaster Distress Hotline crisis counselor 24/7, from all 50 states. Text TALKWITHUS for English or HABLANOS for Spanish to 66746 or call 1-800-985-5990.
More crisis resources:
Tools for What's Happening Now
The last year has been a time of great change and uncertainty related to the pandemic, systemic racism and oppression, political tensions, and other stressful events. To help you navigate these challenging times, we've put together a library of tools for what's happening now.
- Coping with COVID
- Coping with COVID Vaccine Anxiety
- Black Lives Matter
- Support for Political stress
CAPS Self-Help Library
View our library of self-help materials for common student concerns, including:
- Eating Disorder Recovery
- Stress, Anxiety,and Test Anxiety
- Feeling Good in Grad School
- Safer Drinking
- Social Anxiety
- Happiness and Relaxation
Pathways to Wellness
Design your own personal wellness plan, including tips and campus resources. Wellness topics include: academic, emotional, environmental, financial, interpersonal, occupational, physical, spiritual, and stage of life wellness.
Stronger Than Resources for Building Resilience
The Stronger Than initiative is Campus Health’s response to the increasing rates of stress, anxiety, and depression among college students across the country. We believe in you and want to help you discover that you're stronger than you believe. See your own strength with our Stronger Than tools and activities focused on perspective, authenticity, and connection or take the Stronger Than Challenge and share your journey with @UAZCampusHealth.
View our full list of free apps.
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online)
Mental health screenings, treatments, tools and measures for mood, communication, substance abuse. Visit thepath.taoconnect.org. Set up an account with UA email.
WellTrack Interactive Self-Help Therapy
Set up an account with UA email to access mental health assessments, mood checks, modules, and tools to combat depression and anxiety.