Posted in CAPS Announcements
Georgetown University remains open and dedicated to excellence in providing key services to our community. But, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the decision to shift to a virtual environment, CAPS is only providing teletherapy and telepsychiatry appointments for students. The office is not open and no in-person appointments will be offered at this time.
Ongoing telehealth services are available to students located in DC, as well as some other states where our clinicians are licensed. We are committed to helping students find local resources regardless of where they are located and whether or not CAPS can provide services in their area. CAPS will provide referral and/or consultation services to help students connect locally in instances where CAPS cannot provide services.
CAPS can be reached at 202-687-6985 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm ET to schedule a time to speak with a clinician. This is the first step to accessing any CAPS service(s). During that preliminary conversation, a clinician will talk through your concerns, provide a recommendation, and detail a plan for next steps and how to get connected to appropriate support.
CAPS will also be offering group therapy for students in some states where it is legally permissible to do so, as well as workshops for all students (regardless of where they are physically located). Please check the CAPS website for updated groups and workshop information (including scheduling, how to sign up, etc.).
Due to fluctuating demand for services throughout the year, we cannot guarantee that all services will be available at the time of a student’s initial call. If individual teletherapy or telepsychiatry services are a part of the clinical recommendation provided, and there are no openings that match a student’s needs or availability, CAPS will assist that student in connecting with off-campus providers and services.
After-Hours CAPS emergencies: Please call the CAPS main office number, (202) 687-6985, on which a menu of options can direct you to our emergency consultation line.If you are experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
For more information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.georgetown.edu/coronavirus (new window).
*Please note, this announcement was previously posted and was republished on July 24, 2020 in the context of website reformatting.