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Information about Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

(401) 863-3476
5th floor of J. Walter Wilson
brown.edu/caps

  • All enrolled students -- undergraduate, graduate, medical -- are eligible to be seen at CAPS or to participate in groups, at no charge (covered by the Student Health Fee).
  • Generally, students phone to make appointments during regular office hours.
  • In urgent situations, immediate or same-day appointments are available.
  • For psychiatric emergencies, there is a CAPS clinician on-call at night, on weekends, and during University breaks. To reach this clinician, phone (401) 863-3476 and follow the instructions on the outgoing message to get routed to the response system.
  • Contacts with CAPS are confidential. This means that you will not know the outcome of a student's meeting with CAPS or even if a student kept their appointment. 
  • CAPS staff can talk with you generally about their services or approaches, and can help think through your options for talking to a student.