CAPS is happy to facilitate referrals to psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other mental health resources in the community.

If you are interested in an off-campus referral you can contact CAPS at 206-296-6090 or If you are currently being seen at CAPS, you may also request referrals from your therapist.  When requesting a referral we will ask you to provide the following information to assist in finding a therapist most closely aligned to your needs: 

  • Full Name, Student ID #, phone number, and preferred email for contact
  • Insurance Information (if applicable). 
    • If insurance is out of state, please provide WA state carrier if known.
  • Location preference, including city.
  • If you need or want sliding scale (based on income) or low-cost service
  • Areas of expertise you'd like the therapist to have (i.e., depression or anxiety; you can also request a psychiatrist)
  • Therapist preferences: gender, therapist of color, approach to therapy, etc. (if applicable)

Be advised, the CAPS office will be be available for contact within the following hours:

Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 12pm and 1pm - 4:30pm

Summer Business Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 12pm and 1pm - 4:30pm

Friday, 8:30am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm 

Finding Off-Campus Counseling & Mental Health Services

Referral Databases

Our referral databases are publicly posted so that you can view your options and make informed decisions on clinics easily. Click one of the links below or on the left-hand navigation bar to find a provider that would best suit your needs. 

Crisis/Emergency Services

  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988  (Call or Text)
    • Note: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now the 988 Lifeline. The previous number (1-800-273-8255 [TALK]) will continue to function indefinitely and redirect you to 988.
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Chat
  • King County 24-hour Crisis Line: 206-461-3222 - Immediate help for people in crisis
  • Police: 911
  • Emergency Rooms
    Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave, Seattle 206-731-3074
    Swedish Medical Center, 848 Broadway, Seattle 206-320-2111
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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