Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
As a department within the Division of Student Affairs, the University Health Center serves as one of the many campus resources cited by Vice President Victor Wilson in his recent message to students.
CAPS recognizes the impact that recent national and international violence may have on the UGA community. You or those you care about may experience a wide range of emotions resulting from these recent tragedies. The experience of each member of our community is significant. We encourage those who feel distressed by recent events to consider these tools and to reach out to others for support. If you have been affected by recent events and would like additional support at CAPS, contact us at 706-542-2273.
Welcome to CAPS!
CAPS is dedicated to student mental health and wellbeing. We support students in achieving both academic and personal life goals. CAPS is committed to providing high quality, affordable services to UGA students and their eligible partners. CAPS strives to provide care that is sensitive to and respectful of the needs of our diverse students, and to creating a safe, inclusive and affirming environment.
- Short-term individual and couplesí counseling
- Group counseling
- Medication evaluation and monitoring
- Crisis intervention
- Assistance with referral to community providers for students who require or prefer ongoing or long-term support
- Psychoeducational programs and workshops
- Consultation to the UGA campus community regarding mental health/wellness, managing crisis situations, suicide prevention, and promoting campus safety
UGA students can make an initial appointment for CAPS services through the UHC Patient Portal (Open Communicator) or by calling the CAPS office at 706-542-2273. There is no charge for this initial appointment. See Making an Initial Appointment for additional 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
After Hour Mental Health Crisis: 706-542-2200 (UGA Police -- ask for clinician on-call)
CAPS records are confidential in accordance with Georgia state laws and professional ethical standards. Your CAPS records do not become part of your academic record. No one outside of the University Health Center professional staff may have access to your records without your written consent. Exceptions to this may occur in situations when there is an immediate threat to your life or welfare or to the life or welfare of another person.
CAPS Staff Members
CAPS staff are fully licensed:
- Clinical Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
CAPS provides training for postdoctoral psychology fellows seeking licensure and advanced students in psychology, counseling and social work. These early career professionals and trainees also provide counseling to students and practice under the supervision of a licensed clinician.
There is no charge for an initial screening appointment or for crisis services (during business hours or after-hours). Otherwise, CAPS services are offered at a reduced cost for students who have paid the student health fee. Students also have the option of requesting insurance reimbursement for services. There is a $30 charge for missed appointments or appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment.
For students with demonstrated financial need, a limited amount of grant money is available to help with fees for counseling and psychiatric services through a fund established by the Parents & Families Association.
Students are encouraged to discuss any financial concerns with a clinician or call 706-542-2273 for additional information.
Check Your Mental Health
You will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire before listening to the exercises.