Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Emergency Assistance

In case of an emergency, please call Duke Police at 919-684-2444. If calling from campus, simply dial 911.

If you are a Duke student, or are concerned about a Duke student, and need to talk to someone outside normal office hours, call 919-966-3820 and ask to speak to the Advice Nurse.  Be sure to inform the nurse of your affiliation with Duke.

Call the CAPS main number at 919-660-1000 or stop by CAPS in 214 Page Building.  If you are experiencing an emergency and need to speak with a mental health professional urgently, please let the front desk staff know.  We offer same day consultation appointments Monday through Friday.  Examples of emergencies include having recent suicidal thoughts, a recent sexual assault, having homicidal thoughts, experiencing the death of a loved one, or other similar events. 

To access additional resources in the case of a crisis or urgent situation, please also refer to the resources listed on the DukeReach website.

If your reason for seeking services involves recent gender violence (sexual violence, relationship/intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment), you can contact the Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention (located in the Women's Center on the West Campus bus circle) instead of, or in addition to, scheduling an appointment with CAPS.  During business hours, you can call them at 919-684-3897, email, or walk in – no appointment necessary. After-hours, you can contact them at their 24/7 number:  919-886-6814, anytime of year. 

For more information, visit their website at


Are you concerned about a student's physical or mental health?  Has a student's behavior caused you to worry about his or her potential future actions? DukeReach directs faculty, staff, parents and others to the resources available to help a student in need. Services participating in DukeReach come from across campus, and are consolidated here for ease of access.

Read more about DukeReach.

For more information, please call the Dean of Students Office as 919-668-3853 during regular business hours, or, for urgent situations after business hours that cannot wait until the next business day, page the Dean-on-Call at 919-970-4169.

In case of an emergency, please call Duke Police at 919-684-2444. If calling from campus, simply call 911.