Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Welcome to Georgetown University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

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, some University resources may be most easily accessible through alternate means.

Our office remains committed to providing our standard level of excellent service. At this time, for many of our services we will do so virtually, rather than in-person, during our regular business hours. To reach CAPS, please call 202-687-6985. Someone will respond to you promptly.

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You can also call Georgetown University’s main campus helpline to be connected to the appropriate university representative to answer your question:  202-784-3510 Available 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET Monday–Friday

After-Hours CAPS emergencies: Please call (833) 960-3006. You will be connected through a page operating system to a trained behavioral specialist who will provide problem-solving support to help you manage your emergency.

If you are experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

The office of CAPS is a member of the Division of Student Affairs. The central mission of CAPS is to collaborate directly with students and the campus community. CAPS is dedicated to helping students develop greater self-understanding, identify and solve problems, and improve academic performance through the alleviation of psychological, emotional, and cognitive barriers. In order to best meet the demand for services which at times may exceed capacity, CAPS operates according to a limited treatment model in which the student and the clinician collaboratively address the student’s primary concerns in a time-efficient manner. Some of these services are individual in nature and some are in a group format. 

Main Campus Office

Our Main Campus Office is open M-F from 9am-5pm. At this time, we are not offering in-person appointments for most services. Please call 202-687-6985. We are closed on the weekends.

Phone: 202-687-6985