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.

After-Hours CAPS: Please call 202-444-7243. You will be connected through a page operating system to an on-call CAPS clinician. A CAPS Clinician will provide problem-solving support to help you manage your emergency. Please also review Additional Emergency Services below.

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

How do I know if it’s an emergency?

Immediate intervention (calling for help) is needed if you believe you or another student is in a:

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

Additional Emergency Services:

The following are options available to you for contact and help:

  • Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Services (GERMS) at 202-687-4352. GERMS should be called whenever a person in the Georgetown community is sick, hurt, or scared about the health or well-being of another person. If necessary, GERMS will escort the student to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) at 202-687-4343. *For the Sexual Assault Response Team: when calling ask to be connected to Officer Floyd.
  • If in the DC Metro area, off-campus please call Metropolitan Police Department (Metro PD) at 911.