What is considered an emergency?

We offer emergency therapy on a same-day basis as necessary and when available. We leave the decision of whether it is an emergency or not up to you. To help you make this decision we'd like you to know the following information: An emergency appointment is a brief visit, similar to going to an emergency room. We meet with you as soon as we can with the goal of stabilizing you in the moment. The following are types of concerns typically addressed by Emergency Therapy Appointments:

1. Having a current plan to attempt suicide or inflict serious bodily harm on someone else. 2. Having had any of the following experiences in the last 7 days:

  • Attempted suicide or made verbal or written threats to do so
  • Inflicted or attempted to inflict serious bodily harm on yourself or on someone else
  • Been physically and / or sexually assaulted
  • Heard or seen things that do not exist
  • Experienced uncontrollable despair, anxiety, or anger
  • Been unable to provide for your own food, clothing, and shelter
  • Experienced the recent loss of a loved one

Based on the above description, I would like to see someone as soon as possible. Now what?

  1. Outside of business hours or if you want to talk to someone on the phone instead of coming into one of our wellness centers: Call 209.946.2315, extension 3. This will connect you with a therapist who will speak with you about your concerns. This after-hours therapist will let us know during the next business day that you have called, the nature of your call, and if you would like a follow-up phone call.
  2. During business hours: Please call  209.946.2315, ext. 2 and ask for an emergency appointment so that you can be connected with the appropriate help. When you call, please specific the campus you are located on.  

If at any time you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else call 911 or dial  6-3911 from any on campus phone.