Information for Specific Student Groups
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Welcome to CAPS!
We are dedicated to helping you with your concerns by listening to you deeply and with an objective ear, helping you make better decisions in your life, and helping you examine your thoughts and behaviors to see what needs to be changed to help you maximize your potential.
CAPS offers short-term individual, group, and couples therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring, psychological assessment, and makes referrals to campus and community resources when appropriate. We are also committed to providing the University community with expertise in the areas of consultation and outreach. In addition, we provide high quality training and supervision for advanced trainees. CAPS is dedicated to offering services while having respect for others, a deep appreciation for diversity, and compassion for the people we serve.
Appointments are required. If necessary, cancel or reschedule your appointment by 5:00pm on the business day before the scheduled appointment to prevent a $30 charge or $50 for testing cancellations.
Location, Hours, and Contact Information
CAPS is located on the second floor of the University Health Center, on the corner of College Station and East Campus Roads.
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 5 pm - 7 pm by appointment only
Due to a relatively limited number of open client hours after 5:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, students may experience a longer wait time for service or CAPS clinicians may work to refer you to outside referral sources if you can only be seen after 5:00.
Summer Semester and Breaks:
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
After Hour Mental Health Crisis: 706-542-2200 (UGA Police -- ask for clinician on-call)
Concerned About a Student?
Statement of Confidentiality
Under Georgia law, mental health records are privileged and confidential. NO ONE outside the University Health Center (UHC) professional staff may have access to your records, and NO ONE outside the UHC may be given information without your consent. Exceptions to confidentiality may occur only under certain circumstances. These exceptions include serious immediate threat to your life or welfare or to the life or welfare of another person or the university community. For additional information, please see our Statement of Confidentiality.
Commitment to Diversity
CAPS strives to provide quality care that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of our diverse students. We recognize that all people are cultural beings who are influenced by race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual identity or orientation, age, disability, religion, and other aspects of culture. CAPS is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment. We are dedicated to culturally relevant and appropriate training of our staff. We recognize the importance of increasing access and quality service delivery to traditionally underserved and underrepresented students. We welcome suggestions and input for improvement of our services to our diverse students at the University of Georgia.
Check Your Mental Health
You will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire before listening to the exercises.