What to Do in an Emergency

CAPS Staff are available to students who are in crisis on a same-day basis. Either call us at 202-687-6895 or walk-in and tell our receptionist you are in crisis and need to see a clinician.

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

After Hours Emergency

Please call 202-444-7243. You will be connected through a page operating system to an on-call clinician.

Immediate Intervention

Immediate intervention is needed if you believe a student is in a:

  • life-threatening situation,
  • violent,
  • out of control,
  • physically unsafe
  • or in danger

Contact the following as appropriate depending on your location:

  • Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Services (GERMS) at 202-687-4352
  • Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) at 202-687-4343
  • Metropolitan Police Department (Metro PD) at 911

If necessary, GERMS or GUPD will escort the student to the nearest hospital emergency room.