Counseling & Psych Services
Even when we're socially distant, CAPS is here to listen.
Due to COVID-19, CAPS is offering all services via Zoom or phone. Please call CAPS prior to going into the office. Click here for the latest COVID updates.
Our mission at Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) is to help students thrive personally and academically. Through CAPS Care Pathways and outreach services, we offer direct clinical services to enrolled students, comprehensive referral support, consultation with concerned family, friends, faculty, and staff in service of students, and outreach and education to the UA community.
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At CAPS, enrolled students can receive mental health care, including self-paced self-help, short-term counseling, short-term psychiatry, groups, and workshops. Our goal is to get the right student, to the right treatment, at the right time, because here at CAPS we believe every client has different needs and no one should need to wait for that care.
Find out more about:
- CAPS Services & Resources Overview
- CAPS FAQ's Information about accessing services, fees, insurance, and more.
- Who We Are & What We Do.
- CAPS Cultural Center Liaisons
- Oasis Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Trauma Services
- Tools for What’s Happening Now Tools for COVID, political stress support, and Black Lives Matter resources
- Free Self-Help Programs for Students
*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:
Parents and family are a key factor in student success, both academically and personally.
Find out more about how you can help your student:
- Helping Your Student Navigate College
- Parents Matter free consultation service
- Signs of psychological crisis and suicide risk
- Tips on coping with COVID-19
Find out more about CAPS services and fees:
CAPS offers consultation and education for UA faculty and staff service students. If you have a question, want to request a presentation, or need to consult about a student of concern, we're here to help.
Find out more about:
CAPS REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS ARE 8 AM TO 5:30 PM. Please see https://health.arizona.edu/caps-hours-locations or call 520-621-3334 for any changes during CAPS staff training, holidays, university breaks, and between semesters.
CAPS Main Phone: 520-621-3334 *After-hours crisis callers may speak with a licensed counselor by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated message.
View more about our Hours and Locations
CAPS FAQ Page Information about accessing services, fees, insurance, and more.
CAPS Care Pathways
Our goal is to get the right student, to the right treatment, at the right time. Here are just a few care pathways you can take:
Short-Term Counseling and Psychiatry Services
If you've seen a CAPS provider in the past 6 months, you can schedule an appointment by calling CAPS Main at (520) 621-3334.
CAPS Main hours: 8:00am-6:00pm (except university holidays). For crisis situations after-hours, you can reach a counselor by calling CAPS Main.
New to CAPS or need to find an off-campus provider? Meet with a triage counselor.
Groups and Workshops
Whatever you're going through, you don't have to do it alone (pandemic or not).
Powerful changes can happen when you meet with a group of peers who get what you're going through. That's why CAPS continues to offer groups and psychoeducational workshops to support student well-being during this time.
View our online groups.
View our online psychoeducational workshops.
New to CAPS? Been a While?
If you've never been seen at CAPS or it’s been 6 months since your last visit, you can schedule an online triage visit to get started.
We're proud to be a part of the award-winning Campus Health Service, and challenge ourselves to explore cutting-edge and evidence-based treatments that meet the unique and ever-evolving needs of university students.
Caring for All Wildcats: Our Commitment to You
CAPS services are for every University of Arizona student, including students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, abilities, and sizes. At CAPS and Campus Health, we strive to support the mental health and wellbeing of all students by creating an environment of trust, respect, and openness. This is our commitment to you.
Emergency Mental Health Assistance
*If you or someone you know is an immediate suicidal crisis or emergency, call 911.*
Crisis Support For Students
If you're a student or concerned about a student, call CAPS to consult with a counselor on duty or use our remote triage service. Also be sure to visit our Crisis Resources and Hotlines page for information on identifying a crisis, talking to someone in a crisis, and accessing crisis resources.
CAPS Main phone: (520) 621-3334
Crisis support services are available during business hours. After-hours crisis callers may speak with a licensed counselor by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated message.
Due to Covid-19, CAPS is offering all services via Zoom or phone. Please call CAPS prior to coming to the office.
Emergency Information and Resources For Everyone:
For students and non-students. Learn about crisis warning signs and who to call in a crisis situation on our Crisis Resources and Hotlines page or view our list of international helplines and crisis lines. Call 911 in an immediate suicide crisis or emergency.