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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.


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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.  See Students in Crisis





UC Announces $400K-Plus of Increased Support for Student Counseling Services (CAPS)

Effective immediately, more  than $400,000 in additional new funds, some coming from private donations, will double the psychiatric services currently available to students and add new staff members, all without raising student fees.  

University of Cincinnati Provost Beverly Davenport, in partnership with President Santa Ono and Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance Robert Ambach, announced a significant increase in support for the university's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). 

The new funding will increase UC's counseling capacity to match other institutions across Ohio and provide for the needs of UC's increasing student population, which has continued to set record enrollments for the past decade. 

Davenport and Vice President Debra Merchant, who work closely with students and UC's Student Goverment, credit Student Body President Andrew Naab and Student Body Vice President Andrew Griggs for making mental health services a priority in their work on campus. 

CAPS staff would like to thank Andrew Naab, Andrew Griggs, Debra Merchant and all UC officals for making mental health services a priority at UC.


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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 (CAPS)
Student Affairs – U of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 210034
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0034

US Postal System

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Student Affairs – U of Cincinnati
225 Calhoun Street, Ste. 200
Cincinnati, OH 45219


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.

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The information provided on this website is maintained by CAPS.  It is not intended to be a substitute for mental health services provided by a mental health professional.  Additionally, the viewer takes responsibility for interpretation and use of any information provided on this website.  The viewer also takes the risk that the information may not meet expected needs and requirements.