Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Update on CAPS Services Regarding CoVID-19

As the University of Georgia shifts to remote learning for the remainder of Spring 2020 due to concerns about the spread of CoVID-19, CAPS is responding to these changes by updating our services. While CAPS remains open, consistent with CDC and Department of Public Health recommendations, CAPS services will now be delivered over the phone.

At this time, CAPS is offering individual phone consultation services only. Clinicians are available during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm). Students seeking CAPS services should call (706) 542-2273. CAPS clinicians will be in touch with current CAPS clients to discuss additional options, including referral services.

During business hours and after-hours, CAPS remains available for crisis services.

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.

You can also access additional crisis services here.

The following CAPS services have been cancelled through the end of the semester:
· Groups and workshops
· Let’s Talk locations/sessions

During this time, CAPS staff remains actively engaged in supporting the mental health needs of the UGA community in a variety of ways. Please explore our updated CAPS: Self Care page, as we have included a robust list of new resources to help you navigate what’s going on. We will continue to update this page as more resources become available.

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For information on additional UHC wellness resources, including RSVP, please visit the regularly updated UHC Coronavirus Page.

As always, CAPS remains committed to supporting students, especially during this unprecedented time. We will be posting information about available CAPS services on this page as the situation continues to evolve. Please check back for more information.

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.

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)

Services Provided at CAPS

The first step in accessing CAPS services is to schedule a brief Screening appointment through the UHC Patient Portal or by calling the CAPS office at 706-542-2273. During the Screening appointment we will listen to your concerns, discuss options for ongoing services, and collaborate with you on a plan which may include one or more of the above-mentioned CAPS services, or referral to services that can better meet your needs.