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,
- 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.