CAPS Hours, Appointments, & Location
Georgetown University remains dedicated to excellence in providing key services to our community. But, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the decision to shift to a virtual environment, some University resources may be most easily accessible through alternate means.
At this time, the Law Center will be conducting all CAPS services virtually, rather than in-person, during our regular business hours. We will continue to schedule initial appointments using our First Appointment Request Form.
For more information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Georgetown University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center website.
For after-hours CAPS emergencies, please call (833) 960-3006. You will be connected to a trained behavioral specialist who will provide problem-solving support to help you manage your emergency.
If you are experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
Schedule An Appointment with a CAPS Clinician
During the academic year, students can visit the First Appointment Request Form request an appointment with a Law Center CAPS clinician. CAPS is currently experiencing a high volume of appointment requests. Students will be contacted for scheduling in the order the request was received. During this peak period of service utilization and access it may take up to 5 business days to receive a call back. If you are experiencing a clinical emergency please call CAPS on the main campus at 202-687-6985.
From August 5 -19 our summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am – 4pm. We will resume regular business hours (9am-5pm) on Monday, August 19th.
During the academic year, the CAPS Office at the Law Center is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday through Friday. (On Tuesday mornings the office is generally closed 9:00am to 11:30am for our weekly staff meeting.) Evening sessions may be available by appointment only.
For after-hours emergency consultations, please call (833) 960-3006. You will be connected through a page operating system to a trained behavioral specialist who will provide problem-solving support to help you manage your emergency. If you are experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
The CAPS office follows Law Center closures for inclement weather. If the Law Center is closed during a scheduled appointment, a CAPS clinician will contact you to re-schedule.
During the academic year, law students have two options for arranging first appointments:
- Complete the First Appointment Request Form on the CAPS Law Center web site. Your request will be sent to CAPS and a CAPS clinician will call you within one business day to briefly gather information, answer questions about CAPS services, and schedule an appointment. When the CAPS office at the Law Center is closed for the summer recess (June through mid-August) this form will not be monitored. Please call the CAPS Main Campus office (described below) to schedule an appointment.
- If the online form experiences technical difficulty, students may call the CAPS Main Campus phone number at 202-687-6985 during business hours (9:00am to 5:00pm) and ask to speak with the Intake Coordinator, who will briefly gather information, answer questions about CAPS services, and begin the process to schedule an appointment. If you call after-hours, or if the Intake Coordinator is on another call, please leave a message and they will get back to you during business hours.
Fees: Initial consultations, brief counseling services, and psychiatric services are provided to Georgetown Law students at no charge.
Confidentiality: All information shared with CAPS is strictly confidential. No one, including family, friends, and/or faculty/staff, has access to your information without your written consent. The exceptions to this confidentiality include information about child abuse, serious risk to human life, and court orders.
The CAPS office at the Law Center is located in the Gewirz Student Center, Room 110. If you are arriving for a first appointment, please have a seat in the waiting area and a CAPS clinician will be with you shortly.