CAPS provides a range of mental health services to the Brown community, including individual counseling, medication management, trainings and consultation for faculty and staff, crisis stabilization, after hours assessment and urgent care, outreach programming, and groups. If you have any questions that are not answered on this page, please contact us so we can help (options below).



3/20/20, 8:50 PM, Update 10: We continue to remain fully committed to our community and will be here for you, regardless of what is happening with COVID-19, and that will not change. CAPS services are available during university business days (Mon-Fri) from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Please note that our building and office space are closed. Check back here for any updates, and be in touch with any questions or concerns related to your mental health needs.

  1. Current clients/patients: All scheduled sessions will take place remotely (for both counseling and psychiatry). We are offering telehealth sessions using Zoom starting March 23. If you need to change anything about an existing appointment, please email [email protected].

  2. New to our services: Please contact us at [email protected] to start working together. We also have a website set up to assist in connecting with mental health services in the community.

  3. If you have an active prescription with us: We have kept your next scheduled appointment and plan to connect then. For all inquires about medication, please email us so we can get you to the right person [email protected]

  4. Urgent needs: We continue to provide services for urgent situations. In those cases, please access one of the urgent help options immediately, including our number at 401-863-3476. If you call, follow the prompts to be connected to someone who can help. This is available 24/7, every day of the year, and you can access it from anywhere. 

  5. Brown Health Insurance: If you have the Brown student health insurance plan and want information about coverage, please visit the insurance website to learn more. 

  6. For all other inquiries: Contact us via email [email protected] and someone will be in touch to help during our business hours.

Take good care of yourself and each other.

-CAPS Team



In paying the Student Health Fee, you are eligible for services at CAPS. There are no additional charges for services at CAPS, and we do not bill your insurance for any reason. Please read through the rest of this site to learn more about what we offer and our scope of practice. 

A Different Kind of Counseling Center

Our center operates differently than a lot of other college counseling centers. For [email protected], we really strive to provide clinically meaningful care as fast as possible and on-demand. Given that, we offer a substantial number of sessions you can book the same day you need it, and some weeks where students need us the most, that is the majority of what we offer. Our average wait for a first session across the year is less than 3 days. We spend even your first session working to help you with the immediate situation you are struggling with, and your clinician will collaborate with you on a follow-up plan that matches your needs. We do that in a culturally informed, trauma informed, and social justice framework.

Questions / Ideas / Concerns

If you have any general questions about CAPS, ideas for things we should try out for CAPS Labs, ways to improve our service, or concerns you want addressed, please email our Director, Dr. Will Meek at [email protected], and he will respond promptly. If you'd prefer to submit this anonymously, you can do so on this form. Thank you for your time and thoughfulness.