CAPS provides a range of mental health services to the Brown community, including individual psychological treatment, mental health support, 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).
Please see our About Us page for information on our commitment to anti-racism.
COVID-19 UPDATE & FAQ
7/8/20 Update 18: We are fully committed to our community and will be here for you, regardless of what is happening with COVID-19. CAPS services are available for all current students: undergrad, grad, and medical; both near campus or away. Our current hours are university business days (Mon-Fri) from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. We are open for the summer. Please note that our office space is currently closed and we are offering our services remotely.
Meeting Details: All scheduled meetings are taking place remotely (for both mental health and psychiatry). We are offering meetings using Zoom, and we can explore other communication options you may prefer, like the phone.
Already connected to CAPS: If you need to change anything about an existing appointment, or want to schedule for the next business day, please email [email protected]. If you're emailing about scheduling, it can speed things up if you also send times between 9-4 the next two working days with your request.
New to our services: Please contact us at [email protected] to start working together. When you email, tell us the times you have available between 9-4 the next two working days, and keep an eye on your email for our replies to set it up. If you had been in awhile ago and want to see the same provider or someone new, please let us know that too.
If you have an active prescription with us: For all inquires about medication (refills, adjustments, etc), please email us so we can get you to the right person [email protected].
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.
Recent Grads: If you have recently graduated and need assistance finding a mental health provider near you, start with our page on Finding Care Off Campus. If you need more assistance, email us and someone on our team can help sort things out with you.
For all other inquiries: Contact us via email [email protected] and someone will be in touch to help during our business hours. If you have specific questions about services for the Fall 2020 semester that are not answered above, write to our Director, Dr. Will Meek, at [email protected] and he will reply promptly to help.
Check back here for any updates, and be in touch with any questions or concerns related to your mental health needs. Take good care of yourself and each other.
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. Note that for Summer 2020, there is no Health Fee being charged, so all continuing students are eligible without additional cost.
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 help as fast as possible and on-demand. Given that, we offer a substantial number of meetings you can book the next day, so we can help when you need us the most. Our average wait for a first meeting during the COVID-19 transition is 1 day. We spend even your first meeting working to support you with the immediate situation you are struggling with, and your provider 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 services, 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.