CAPS provides a range of mental health services to the Brown community, including individual counseling, medication management, skills workshops, referral services, mental health assessment, 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.


We try and make it as easy as possible to meet with us. The first step is contacting us to schedule a visit, which you can do by:

  • Calling us at 401-863-3476, or
  • Walking into our office (J Walter Wilson 5th Floor) or
  • Emailing your request to counseling@health.brown.edu
  • 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 ext 1

CAPS main office is open 8:30am-5:00pm during 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. 

Check out our CAPS Labs page for some pilot programs that are also happening that may provide other opportunities to meet with us.


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.