Crisis Information

Emergencies: 911

CAPS (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm):
(814) 863-0395

Penn State Crisis Line (24/7):
(877) 229-6400

Crisis Text Line (24/7):
txt "LIONS" to 741741

CAPS Locations

- Student Health Center (SHC)
- Bank of America (BoA)
- Allenway Building (Downtown)
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About Us

CAPS provides group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological and psychiatric evaluations for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as prevention and consultation services for the University community. Learn more about our services.

CAPS is located on the fifth floor of the Student Health Center. Our professional staff includes psychologists, psychiatric providers, social workers and graduate trainees.


The staff at CAPS welcomes all students and embraces a philosophy respectful of diversity. We are supportive of clients' gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural and religious backgrounds, and abilities. We are committed to helping all students deal with discrimination and identity issues.

Fees and Limitations

Basic CAPS services are provided at no charge to undergraduate and graduate students registered full time (12 credits or more for undergraduates, 6 credits or more for graduates) for the semester in which they are interested in seeking our services. Selected services, including first appointments and group therapy, are available to part-time students free of charge. There is a limit to the number of individual counseling sessions for any student in any given year. Fees for certain specialty services may be assessed.


When it comes to protecting your information, CAPS follows all professional standards, and state and federal laws. Information shared with the therapist is held in the strictest confidence consistent with professional and ethical standards and state and federal law. Therapists will not release information without the client's signed consent except in rare instances where sharing is required by law (such as to save a human life, to report child sexual abuse, or to comply with a court order). You can read more about our commitment to privacy in our Notice of Privacy Practices.

Contact CAPS

501 Student Health Center | 814.863.0395 | Contact Counseling & Psychological Services