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Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services -
Division of Student Affairs

(CAPS)  is a professional counseling office within Student Affairs. We provide counseling, outreach programs, and related services for UC students and those concerned about their welfare. We help students address and resolve personal issues so that they can make the most of their educational opportunities at the University.

We are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Most of our services are by appointment, but we also offer an urgent care walk-in service from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. We are closed for University holidays.

 

24 Hour Consultation and Crisis Helpline

Evenings, weekends, and other times when we are closed, you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor 24/7.  For more information on services for students in crisis

CAPS Scope of Services

UC CAPS provides all actively enrolled, matriculating students with four free counseling appointments per semester.  This includes an initial 50 minute assessment and three follow-up individual counseling appointments.  Appointments thereafter are billed according to our fee structure (fee structure).  In order to make services widely available to the entire UC student body, CAPS has implemented a 10-session, brief-counseling model per academic year.  Students who are in need of more intensive, frequent or long-term counseling or specialized services are supported in finding outside care.

Sexual Assault Support Helpline

Provides resources for gender-based violence and sexaul assault support.  Evenings, weekends, and other times when we are closed, you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor 24/7.  For more information on services for sexual & gender-based violence

 

Suicide Prevention Resources

  • CAPS 24 hour Consultation and Crisis Helpline:  Evenings, weekends, and other times when we are closed, you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor 24/7.  For more information on services for students in crisis
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: A not-for-profit organization that provides 24/7 support to people in crisis by text.  http://www.crisistextline.org/ 

Student-run and community-run mental health organizations

  • Active Minds: a UC student-run organization focused on decreasing mental health stigma on campus.  Find them at Campus Link:  https://orgsync.com/login/university-of-cincinnati
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness is the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental health concerns.  www.nami.org
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We are located at 225 Calhoun Street, Suite 200 next to Rue 21. You will need to use the intercom system on the left to enter the building; just follow the instructions. Our main phone number is 513-556-0648. 

UC Mail System

Counseling and Psychological Services
P.O. Box 210034
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0034

US Postal System

Counseling and Psychological Services
225 Calhoun Street, Ste. 200
Cincinnati, OH 45219

consultation

The CAPS Cares phone line is staffed by off-site mental health professionals providing emotional support, assistance, crisis intervention and suicide prevention to current University of Cincinnati students. Call CAPS Cares using our 24 Hour Consultation and Crisis Helpline at 513-556-0648.