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Evanston Counseling and Psychological Services

Mental Health Services for Undergraduate & Graduate Northwestern Students on the Evanston Campus

The Evanston CAPS office provides a variety of services for full-time/degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students whose programs are located on Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus.
  • Students interested in services at Evanston CAPS can schedule a Phone Appointment or call in for a Same day virtual appointment.
  • During the last two weeks of each academic quarter, scheduled Phone Appointments will no longer be offered. However, we encourage you to request a Same-Day Virtual Appointments during these times by calling 847-491-2151.   
  • (For students attending programs on the Chicago Campus, please click here for information about accessing services at our Chicago CAPS office).
Same Day Virtual Appointments
  • These appointments can be used to address any mental health concern.
  • This is a first-come-first-served approach and cannot be scheduled ahead of time. 
  • Please call at the time you are available to meet and allow adequate time for your appointment.
Weekdays  8:30 - 4:30
Except Wed  11:00 - 4:30


In the Fall, we often get requests from incoming students who would like to transfer their psychiatric care/medication management (prescription refills/monitoring) to CAPS. However, medication management without concurrent therapy at CAPS is not offered by our psychiatrists. Please see ‘Psychiatric Services’ for a further explanation of psychiatric services.

Coronavirus Update

Northwestern University is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak (commonly known as coronavirus) to best advocate for the health and safety of our campus community. The University advises that all community members take necessary precautions to protect themselves from this virus. To follow Northwestern updates, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

Statement Against Racism & Police Brutality

We join others across the nation in grieving the violent death of George Floyd who represents the latest of many who have lost their lives in a relentless series of violence toward Black identified individuals. We condemn any form of hate and we stand in solidarity with all members of our community who are affected by racial violence.  

CAPS has compiled a list of resources to help us through this challenging time. For more of the CAPS Statement and these resources, visit our Coping with Recent Events page.

Important Resources

CAPS Services During COVID19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health guidelines, CAPS would like to offer an update to members of the Northwestern community on our services.

Click Here to Learn More

What's Happening at CAPS Newsletter

Want to be the first to know about upcoming CAPS events and workshops? We have now have a monthly newsletter we will be sending out to keep you in the know.

Sign up for 'What's Happening at CAPS'

Other Helpful Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • For 24/7 free and confidential support, call 1-800-273-8255 or use the web chat
  • Crisis Text Line 
    • For 24/7 free and confidential support, text HOME to 741741.
  • Trans Lifeline
    • For 24/7 peer support from trans people for trans people, call
    • US: 877-565-8860 / Canada: 877-330-6366.
  • LGBT National Help Center 
    • 24/7 free and confidential peer support for member of the LGBTQ community via phone (888-843-4564) or online chat
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 
    • 24/7 free and confidential support via phone
    • (1-800-799-SAFE (7233)) or online chat for people affected by domestic violence or intimate partner violence
  • TimelyCare
    • Offering Northwestern students free virtual mental health support through the TimelyCare platform. 

    • Includes 24/7 access to select support, and expands the options available to students seeking mental health resources.