Emergencies & After Hours


CAPS is not staffed or equipped to provide emergency treatment. If you or someone around you is experiencing a medical or psychological emergency please call one of the numbers below or go to your local emergency room to obtain appropriate treatment.

Emergency Services

Local Emergency Rooms

Harborview Medical Center 

325 9th Avenue (at Jefferson)

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill

700 Minor Avenue

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

540 16th Avenue 

Virginia Mason

1100 9th Ave. 


Note: SU Public Safety can provide transportation from campus to the hospital. Call 206.296.5911.

Seattle University Public Safety

To report an emergency on campus call 206-296-5911 (campus ext 5911).

After Hours Counseling


TalkNow is an on-demand 24/7 mental health resource offered by TimelyCare, to talk about anything at any time. Students must register through the TimelyCare app or website, and can expect to spend 3-5 minutes registering before utilizing the service for the first time. Once connected, students can expect to speak with a professional within 3-7 minutes. The TalkNow service is available in all 50 states and internationally to SU students.

TalkNow professionals will help students with a range of topics including feeling down, stress & anxiety, relationship concerns, and suicidal thoughts, among other concerns. 

To sign up and access TalkNow services click here.


Seattle University has partnered with TimelyCare to offer students 24/7 access to virtual medical and mental health services, in all 50 states. Students can schedule up to 12 counseling visits a year with a licensed mental health professional at a time that works for you, including nights and weekends. Learn more about TimelyCare here.


The Consultation, Assistance, Referral, and Education Team (CARE Team) is comprised of university staff who meet on a weekly basis to respond to concerning situations. They assess referrals from the campus community, facilitate communication, and initiate appropriate responses to specific behavioral concerns or short-term circumstances that may involve threats to the safety and security of the University community. To report concerning student behavior, please click here.


We discourage people from using email to communicate with us about personal problems. Email is not a secure or confidential medium; others may be able to read your message and any reply. In addition, we find email communications are less useful than in-depth, face-to-face contact. We cannot guarantee that your message will be read right away or that we will be able to respond in a timely manner. Do not use email for crises or emergency situations.

Need Immediate Help?

If you or someone around you is experiencing an emergency or are in a crisis, please call one of the numbers below to get in touch with someone right away:

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