Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) recognizes the long history and most recent acts of violence against individuals and in African-American/Black communities. We acknowledge the anxiety, fear, anger and sadness you may be experiencing right now in addition to the ever-present stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also acknowledge how these events disproportionately impact the mental health and wellness of our students in the African-American/Black communities and, subsequently, the friends, family, and partners who care for and are close to those most impacted.

CAPS would like to serve as a safe, supportive resource for you. If you need someone to talk to or would like assistance with connecting to resources, please do not hesitate to call us at 706-542-2273.

We are here. We see you. We care.

Please see our list of African-American/Black Mental Health Resources


Update on CAPS Services

As the University of Georgia moves forward into the 2020-2021 academic year, CAPS continues to offer services for our students primarily through Telebehavioral Health. If you are interested in learning more about CAPS and Telebehavioral Health via Zoom and would like to connect with these services, we encourage you to call CAPS at 706-542-2273. Staff are available to answer questions and to set-up free screenings during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm).

As always, CAPS remains available for crisis services during business hours and after-hours. You can also access additional crisis services here.

Mental Health Crisis: During work hours: 706-542-2273, After hours: 706-542-2200

Based on recommendations from UGA and the CDC, to preserve the health and welfare of our UGA community, we are only conducting crisis services by phone at this time. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

As always, CAPS remains committed to supporting students. We will be posting information about additional CAPS services on this page as they become available. You can also explore our updated CAPS: Self Care page and the #BeWellUGA at Home page, as they include a robust list of new resources.

BeWellUGA at Home - FREE virtual wellness and prevention classes, clinics, and tools

Welcome to CAPS!

We are committed to providing care that is sensitive and respectful of the needs of our diverse students by providing a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment. All are welcome here.

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, and confidential services to UGA students and their eligible partners.

CAPS is located on the second floor of the University Health Center, on the corner of College Station and East Campus Roads.

*Based on recommendations from UGA and the CDC, to preserve the health and welfare of our UGA community, we are conducting all services remotely at this time.

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Contact Information:
Phone: 706-542-2273 (during regular business hours)
After Hour Mental Health Crisis: 706-542-2200 (UGA Police—ask to speak to the CAPS on-call clinician)