Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and IHA are launching a new community health center on the EMU campus. Read about the new community health center.

  What's New at CAPS?

  • If you are currently considering an appointment or waiting for your intake please check out these resources: Before Your Appointment.

Get a free, confidential screening to see if you could benefit from professional help with mental health, eating or alcohol use.

The Mental Health Screening



Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of students at Eastern Michigan University.  Our caring staff provides free counseling using a short-term model.  CAPS offers limited psychiatry appointments for medication.  Psychiatry appointments are not free but we accept EMU student insurance and many forms of Blue Cross.  Call us for more information about ways to pay for psychiatric services.

CAPS also serves the EMU community by providing educational workshops, outreaches, consultation to faculty and staff, and training to graduate students in the mental health professions.


Information for Students

CAPS offers:

  • Individual, couples and group counseling
  • Emergency services and crisis intervention
  • Consultation to faculty and staff
  • Workshops and educational presentations

All services are confidential.



Click here for more information about the types of services we provide at CAPS.



Is your situation an emergency?

If you believe you are in danger of hurting yourself or others, have recently been assaulted, have recently lost a loved one, or believe your situation is urgent please call CAPS at 487-1118 or come to 313 Snow Health Center for an emergency appointment during regular business hours.  We request that you arrive no later than 4:00 PM so that we have time to help you.  If you believe that an EMU student is experiencing an emergency, you can call us at 487-1118 for a consultation.

After 5:00 PM and on the weekends:

  • Call 9-1-1 if someone is hurt or in immediate danger.
  • Go to a local emergency department.  St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: 734-712-5637  
  • Psychiatric Emergency Services, University of Michigan Hospital: 734-996-4747
  • Call CAPS at 734-487-1118 for after-hours crisis counseling.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK).
  • Text the word HELLO to 741-741 to be connected to the Crisis Text Line.















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