Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Emergency Assistance

In case of an emergency, please call Duke Police at 919-684-2444. If calling from campus, simply call 9-1-1.

In the event that the Duke University severe weather policy is activated, CAPS will be closed.  CAPS will reopen when the severe weather policy is deactivated.  Check the Duke Alert website for updates on campus office closures.

When CAPS is closed and you have a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest emergency room for assistance.  If you have an urgent need between 8-5, call the Dean on call at 970-4169.   After 5:00 pm and you have an urgent need, call 984-974-6303 and let the Health-link staff member know you were referred by Duke-CAPS.


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 that you are a Duke student or you are calling about a Duke student.

During office hours (8am-5pm M-F), please call our main office.

For additional resources in the case of a crisis or urgent situation, please also refer to the resources listed on the DukeReach web site.