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).


We try and make it as easy as possible to meet with us. The first step is contacting us to schedule a session, which you can do whichever way is easiest for you:

  • Calling us at 401-863-3476 
  • Walking into our office (Page-Robinson Hall 5th Floor
  • Emailing your request to [email protected]
  • You can access urgent care and crisis stabilization services by calling us or walking in, or through CAPS After Hours when we are closed at 401-863-3476 and following the prompts to be connected. 

CAPS main office is open 8:30am-5:00pm during university business days in the main part of the year, and 8:00-4:00 during the summer. We also have hours at Alpert Medical school, and special Saturday hours for graduate students at Health Services. Please get in touch with us to learn more about those options. 

Our all same-day scheduled clinics for Spring 2019 are from Jan 21-Feb 3, and then from April 13-Graduation. During these times, contact us before 2pm the day you want to come in and you will be guaranteed an appointment.


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 want 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 create a unique follow up plan just for you. 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, or concerns you want addressed, please email our Director, Dr. Will Meek at [email protected], and he will respond promptly.