The Counseling and Psychological Services office is open and offering hybrid services. 

Call 951-827-5531, Option 2 to speak to a receptionist and for all scheduling needs. To speak to a counselor urgently select Option 1, 24/7 or call 1-877-211-3684 directly.


Are You in a Crisis?

No matter what type of crisis you're experiencing, there is help available.
  • For emergency assistance near campus:
    UC Police Department (UCPD) — 24/7

    Phone: (951) 827-5222

  • If you are having thoughts about suicide: 
    National Suicide Prevention Hotline   24/7

    Website/Live Chat:     1-800-273-8255   800-273-TALK

    • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
    • chat available online

    Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio     En Español1-888-628-9454

    Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing  1-800-799-4889

    Crisis Text Line   24/7

    Text: HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, at any time, to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor about anything.

    The Trevor Project   24/7 
    • Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386
    • Trevor Chat available through website and
    • Trevor Text - confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678678
    • Trevor Space- TrevorSpace is a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth under 25 and their friends and allies.
    • Trevor Support Center - Trevor Support Center is a place where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more!
    Trans Lifeline    24/7     1-877-565-8860

    Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

    Riverside Helpline

    1-800-686-4357 (800-866-HELP)

    Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)   (Services are currently provided remotely only. No in-person appointments during Covid-19 crisis)

    For consultation and crisis assessment.

    Website:, Call 951-827-5531, select Option 1

  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and want on-campus help:
    Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) 
    Virtual Walk-in consultation hours are also available weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm
    Phone: (951) 827-5531 to schedule  your Virtual Walk-In Appointment.

    Some examples of mental health crises are:
    • Thinking about harming yourself or others.
    • Serious concern about another student's safety or well-being.
    • Inability to function (e.g., get out of bed, eat, shower, etc.).
    • Experience with a recent traumatic event.

    For in-person Walk-in consultation (currently not available):
    CAPS clinicians are available for brief crisis consultations.  Walk-in clients will compete a brief screen form to determine their level of need.  Clients will be seen in order of level of crisis/need.  Walk-in consultations are NOT therapy appointments, but should be utilized for those experiencing a mental health crisis.  Those not in crisis can schedule a phone appointment (typically within 1-3 days).
  • If you have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence or stalking:
    Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) — 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Phone: (951) 827-6225

    National Sexual Assault Hotline — 24/7

    Phone: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

For a quick guide on supporting students in crisis consult the Red Folder.

Red Folder

If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.