Emergency Care

An emergency is an emotional and/or behavioral crisis that requires same day attention or sooner by a counseling center staff member. This may include, but is not limited to, direct or indirect expressions of wanting to harm self or others and/or the experience of a recent trauma, assault, or loss.  During business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30, the Center has a walk-in emergency hour from 3:00-4:00.  If this is a life-threatening emergency, students will be seen at once or as soon as possible.  Call us at 617.735.9920 or come to ADM 151.  

After business hours and on the weekends, residential students should call Campus Security (617.735.9888) or their RA or the Residential Professional on Call.  Non-residential students can call Campus Security, their local emergency room, or 911.

Off campus contacts for mental health emergencies include:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    1 (800) 273-8255

  • Text Line
    Text "Start" to 741-741
    24/7 Free and Confidential

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 
    617 492-RAPE

  • Fenway Community Health Center's Violence Recovery 
    617 927-6202

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Emergency Department
    617 754-2450

  • Crisis/Emergency Local and National
    911