Urgent Assistance

If you have a situation that needs urgent care:

  • When we are open
  • Call us at 401-863-3476, or walk to Page-Robinson Hall Room 512
  • Let the front office staff know you need immediate assistance
  • Any student in a crisis that involves suicidal or homicidal thoughts is seen throughout the day
  • Students coming to the center after 4:30pm that are not in a crisis that involves suicidal or homicidal thoughts will be offered other immediate resources for care

  • When we are closed
  • Call us at 401-863-3476 and press 1 to reach CAPS After Hours (great option for all urgent and routine mental health needs and is directly connected to CAPS)

  • Alternatives to CAPS After Hours:
  • Some students prefer to talk with someone unaffiliated with the university, or are having difficulty accessing other resources for any reason. We don't want that to stand in the way of you getting the care that you need. These are some of the community and national resources that provide urgent mental health services, and are not directly affiliated with Brown. 
  • Samaritans of Rhode Island (great option if you are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, or just need to talk to someone): 401-272-4044. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (great option for situations related to self-harm and suididal thoughts): 800-273-8255
  • Crisis TextLine (great option if talk ing to someone is a barrier): Text 'HOME' to 741741 to be connected.


  • In a life-threatening or medical emergency

  • 24/7: Call Brown EMS at 401-863-4111


  • To discuss a recent sexual assault:

  • 24/7: Call the Brown Sexual Assault Response Line at 401-863-6000
  • 24/7: or Call Day One at 800-494-8100 (they are a community alternative to the Brown Sexual Assault Response Line that is not affiliated with the university)