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Three ways to access Evanston CAPS

With a variety of resources, Counseling and Psychological Services is available to students in need at any time

As Fall Quarter winds down and Finals Week approaches, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Evanston is available to help students navigate stressful times.

There are three ways that Northwestern students can access CAPS: 

1. Same-day appointments

You may need to talk to someone in-person, right away. Evanston CAPS is open for walk-in appointments on the second floor of Searle Hall, 633 Emerson St., Evanston. Also, you can call 847-491-2151 at the time you are available.

CAPS hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Same-day appointments are first-come, first-served and are available for any mental health concern. Please allow adequate time for your appointment.

2. Initial appointment

If you would rather choose a mental health specialist and schedule your visit, make an initial appointment online at any time.

New appointments open daily and upon cancellations or rescheduling. Check back regularly. Remember, you can also schedule a same-day virtual appointment at 847-491-2151

3. After-hours support

You can receive support outside of CAPS business hours by calling 847-491-2151. Press ‘0’ and you will be connected to CAPS’ after-hours service, which is available via phone 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

CAPS will always have someone available for a student who is in crisis and does not charge for services. The information you share is strictly confidential in accordance with Illinois law. 

Visit CAPS, make an appointment online or call. We’re here for you. If you have any questions about services, please call CAPS at 847-491-2151. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the local emergency room. 

Students on the Chicago campus can get more information about accessing services by contacting the Chicago CAPS office.

CAPS is one of several in-person and virtual support services from Northwestern, which also include  HPaW, CARE, Religious and Spiritual Life, Student Assistance and Support Services, and TimelyCare. Students are encouraged to reach out to the Northwestern support service that is right for them.