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Crisis and Emergency Services

CAPS provides crisis and urgent counseling to students as well as emergency services to the UC San Diego community.

By Phone

  • Central Office & Urgent Care: 858-534-3755
  • After-Hours Crisis Counseling (24 Hours): 858-534-3755 (select Option 2)
  • Life-threatening Emergencies: call 911 or go to Emergency Room

 Urgent Care Services

  • Phone: 858-534-3755
  • Urgent Care Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Office Open: Monday - Friday (offices closed outside business hours and University holidays)
  • Location: Galbraith Hall 190 (Revelle College)
    • CAPS provides urgent care services for students who are in crisis and require same-day treatment. Students who walk-in and request urgent services will be asked to complete necessary online forms.
    • While most students with urgent/same-day appointments will be seen shortly after completing check-in and forms, if there are many students in crisis, the urgent care counselor will prioritize which students will be seen based on the severity of concerns.
    • Concerns related to safety to self and/or others will take priority.
    • Urgent care services are located at our Central Office, Galbraith Hall 190 (next to the Revelle Plaza Fountain). For a list of our other, non-urgent care locations across campus, please go to our Locations page for detailed information.

Triton CORE Services

  • Confidential Direct Line to Triton CORE: 858-XXX-XXXX
  • UCPD Dispatch to Triton CORE: 858-234-HELP
  • Website: Triton CORE (
  • Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 8:00pm with phone consultations available from 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Who Triton CORE serves:

  • Current UCSD Students (undergraduate, graduate, extended studies)
  • Student must be physically located on campus

When to Contact Triton CORE:

  • For non-violent behavioral health crisis
  • Student experiencing suicidal ideations/homicidal ideation with no imminent risk
  • Alcohol and/or substance use impairment
  • Student experiencing disorientation, delusional thinking, mania
  • Mental Health Wellness Checks

What Triton CORE offers:

  • Slowing down crisis to conduct a consensual conversation around current stressors and needs
  • Coordination of care with on-campus and off-campus providers
  • Collaborative safety planning with student
  • Discussion around lease restrictive access to care, if indicated
  • Team can transport to hospital if needed and remain with student until seen by doctor

After-Hours Crisis Counseling

  • Available 7 days a week (including University holidays)
  • Phone: 858-534-3755 (select Option 2)
    • For students in crisis outside business hours, counselors are available and can be reached by calling our Central Office number at 858-534-3755, and selecting Option 2 from the voice menu.
    • Additional crisis numbers available to UCSD students:

Life-Threatening Emergencies

  • For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. The local emergency rooms near campus include:

Additional CAPS Resources


Resources Available for Immediate Assistance

Concerns about a Student

Concerns About a Student
  • If you are concerned about a student (friend, daughter/son, etc.), please contact our Central Office at 858-534-3755, and ask to speak with the Urgent Care counselor for consultation.
  • For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. The local emergency rooms near campus include:

Privacy and Confidentiality of Student Information

  • In keeping with ethical standards of the mental health profession and the law, all services provided by the staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are kept confidential.
  • If you are calling for consultation regarding a student, CAPS cannot provide information if the student is being seen (or has been seen) at CAPS without a signed Release of Information Form (ROI) from the student.
  • The Release of Information Form can be downloaded from our Download Center.

Campus Emergencies

Campus Emergencies

  • CAPS offers assistance to students, faculty, and staff in response to any critical incident or disaster that may impact the psychological well-being of the UCSD community.
  • If your college, department, or residence needs immediate assistance in response to a critical incident, please contact our Central Office at 858-534-3755.
  • If the emergency is outside business hours, please call 858-534-3755 and select Option #2 from the voice menu. You will be able to speak with a counselor.