CAPS Services & Resources Overview

Wherever you are, we're here to serve and support the University of 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.
  • Get Started: To get started or talk to a counselor today, visit our remote triage service or call us at 520-621-3334. 

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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

Triage

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.

Short-Term Treatment

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

Visit our website to view the full list of group offerings and psychoeducational workshops.

Featured groups and workshops:

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). 

Consultation Services

CAPS offers consultative services for concerned family members, friends, faculty, and staff. Find out more about helping a student you're concerned about or view our list of cultural center liaisons

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:

Crisis Resources & Hotlines 

International Help Lines and Crisis Lines 

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.

Topics include: 

  • Coping with COVID
  • Coping with COVID Vaccine Anxiety
  • Anti-Racism Tools
  • Support for Political stress

 

CAPS Self-Help Library

View our library of self-help materials for common student concerns, including:

  • Eating Disorder Recovery
  • Depression
  • Stress, Anxiety,and Test Anxiety
  • Feeling Good in Grad School
  • Sleep
  • 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.

Free Apps

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.

Self-Help Books

Find the perfect self-help book for you.