One front door for student mental health

As a result of feedback from students and the hard work of the UW Student Mental Health Task Force, UW is working toward offering streamlined mental health services to students through one phone number. Over the next month, this website will be updated with more mental health resources.

When you call to schedule, we will help you connect with appropriate on- and off-campus resources, such as individual counseling, group therapy and workshops. In an emergency, always call 911.

Need to talk with someone right now?

  • Call 206.543.1240 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • After hours, call Crisis Connections at 206.461.3222 or text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Text Line counselor

Get started with individual or groups counseling

Call the Counseling Center at 206.543.1240 to schedule a virtual visit with a UW Seattle therapist. At your initial appointment, your therapist will talk about on- and off-campus resources that may be helpful to you.

Note that the Counseling Center provides short-term counseling only, and can help connect you with an off-campus provider for ongoing, weekly counseling. Therapists are able to provide counseling to students located within Washington State.

Psychiatric medication

Counseling Center therapists are not able to prescribe psychiatric medication, such as anti-depressants. To get or renew a prescription for medication, call Hall Health Center at 206.685.1011 to schedule an in-person or virtual visit. 

Cost & insurance

UW Seattle students who pay the Services & Activities Fee are eligible for prepaid short-term counseling, group therapy and other services through the Counseling Center. Hall Health Center, which provides psychiatric and medical care, primarily bills health insurance. You can learn more about health insurance and prepaid services here.