Counseling and Psychological Services

24 Hour Crisis Helpline 513-556-0648

Students and members of the UC community concerned about students have access to mental health crisis care and consultation 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our after-hours crisis services provide care 24/7 while we are closed for in-person services. You may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor.

*Changes In Services*

As the State of Ohio and the University of Cincinnati acts to keep our community safe in response to COVID-19, CAPS has adapted our operations to support the health and well-being of staff and students.  Our building is currently closed to the public, and our staff continues to support UC students with phone and online services. We are still here for all students in the Bearcat community during this difficult time.

Telemental Health Resources

To connect with any of our telemental health services, UC students who are in Ohio can contact CAPS at (513) 556-0648 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. All CAPS services will be at no cost to students from now until July 1st, 2020. This Summer CAPS is offering the following services over phone and a secure videoconferencing platform:
  • Rapid Access Consultation - A same-day single session appointment focused on providing immediate support. This one time meeting with a CAPS clincian will help you develop strategies for mental wellness and provide support for what you need that day.
  • Individual Counseling - Brief therapy services at CAPS are available for students who want to work on ongoing mental health concerns and/or their relationships with self and others over the course of a few therapy sessions. Click here for more information about individual counseling and other treatment services.
  • Care Management - If CAPS brief telemental health services are not the best fit for your needs, our care management team can provide support in helping you connect with community resources.

Online Mental Health Resources

Racial Trauma Resources - A collection of information and campus and community resources for race based stress and trauma. Click here for more information.

Let's Talk - A free virtual consultation program which provides easy access to conversations with clinicians from CAPS. This service is available for all UC students, located anywhere, who may not need traditional counseling, but could still benefit from one-on-one support. Click here for more information.

Wellness Workshops - Join CAPS for free WebEx summer workshops on topics related to mental and emotional wellness. Click here to register for any of these workshops on our Campus Link page.

Therapy Assistance Online -TAO is a free interactive, web-based self-help program that provides online and mobile tools to help you overcome the day to day challenges around stressors like anxiety, depression, or other concerns. Click here for more information about this free program that's avaible for everyone in the UC community.

Reach Out - A free app available for smart phones that provides a wealth of information about mental health and suicide prevention for the UC community. Click here for more information.

Twitter - Follow us on Twitter to get updates about CAPS services and information about mental health resources.

Location, Hours, and Contact Information

Our campus office at 225 Calhoun Street is currently closed to the public. Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and we close for lunch at noon. If you would like to leave a message for your current therapist, please call our main number at (513) 556-0648 and select "2" to leave a message. Your therapist will return your call as soon as possible from an unknown number to protect your privacy. Please ensure that your voicemail is set up and not full. Please note, CAPS follows university closure policy.