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Tulane University is actively monitoring 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more about the virus, FAQs, and current recommendations.

While Campus Health services will still be available to Tulane University students, we have made some adjustments due to reduced resources and staffing. Learn more about our service adjustments.

Crisis Support

On-Campus Support ▾

CAPS Uptown 
For a mental health emergency, same-day consultations are available at the CAPS Uptown location, Monday-Friday, Noon - 4:00 pm. The office closes at 5:00 pm. Please arrive no later than 4:00 pm to allow time to complete the necessary paperwork.

Is your concern appropriate for a crisis appointment?  Examples of situations where students should come to CAPS for a same-day consultation may include:

  • Suicidal thoughts -- considering hurting yourself in some way
  • Ideas about harming someone else
  • If you have been the victim of sexual assault, violence, crime or other traumatic experience
  • If you have been unable to take care of yourself, such as not sleeping or eating for several days (not due to physical illness)

Tulane University Police Department
For any emergencies at any time, you may call TUPD directly at 504-865-5911.

Student Resources and Support Services (SRSS)
When you encounter a challenge and don't know who to turn to, call SRSS. During business hours, you can call SRSS at 504-314-2160.  For support 24/7, you may contact an SRSS Professional On-Call at 504-920-9900.

After-Hours Support ▾

Call The Line: 504-264-6074THE LINE
Here when you need it. Call or Text The Line, 24/7, at 504-264-6074.

When students want to talk to someone right away, you can call or text our crisis line, any time, day or night, for confidential support. 
Call The Line, 24/7, at 504-264-6074.

Looking for medical advice?
Learn how you can call a nurse.

Toll-Free National Crisis Lifelines ▾

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Grad Resources: 1-800-472-3457 
Trevor  Project - LGBTQ Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 
RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Domestic Violence National Hotline: 1-800-799-7233.


How You Can Help a Student in Distress

How to help a student in distress

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