CAPS is still here for you during the COVID-19 pandemic. All of our counseling and consultation services are being offered remotely. Details on accessing each service are in the menu at the bottom of this page.

  • Summer hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm; on-call clinic for urgent needs 10am-3pm; closed on OSU holidays. CLOSED on June 15th until 12pm and all day on June 16th & June 18th.
  • Emergencies and immediate crises: If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. If you are in immediate crisis, please contact CAPS at 541-737-2131, the Crisis Text Line (text 741-741), or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). Do not go to CAPS, as all services are being conducted remotely.
  • Urgent after-hours support: Weekdays before 9am and after 4pm; at all times on weekends. Call 541-737-2131 and select option 1.

If you are a Cascades Campus student, please contact the Cascades Campus Counseling Clinic for services.

If you are a faculty/staff member seeking counseling, please contact the Beyond Benefits Employee Assistance Program.

Click on the menu items below for information accessing each service

 

 
Student Status  
  • The cost of CAPS services are covered by the OSU health fee. All degree-seeking students enrolled in classes through the Corvallis campus (not Ecampus) are automatically assessed this fee. 
  • Students enrolled only in Ecampus classes, or who are not taking classes (but were in the spring and will be in the fall) can receive services with payment of the OSU health fee. This fee is currently $197.53 per term and provides access to CAPS and SHS. Payment of the fee is not required for consultations or on-call crisis visits. 
  • Incoming students for fall 2021 are not eligible for counseling until the first week of classes. They can, however, attend the initial consultation anytime during the summer. 
Location 
  • We are able to provide a full range of clinical services to students who are currently located in Oregon. Some counselors are also authorized to provide teletherapy to students in Washington and California. 
  • Availability of teletherapy for those in other states is dependent upon that state’s teletherapy regulations.
  • If you attend a consultation, please make sure the counselor knows if you are outside Oregon. 

Our on-call clinic for urgent needs is available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm PDT (10am-3pm PDT during summer). 

If you are in crisis and need to speak with an on-call counselor, please do not come to CAPS, as all our services are currently remote. Call 541-737-2131 to be connected with an on-call counselor. You may also contact the Crisis Text Line (text 741-741), or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). 

If you are concerned about an OSU student, you may call CAPS or submit a consultation request online. 

If you are experiencing an emergency or believe an OSU student’s immediate safety is at risk, please call 911. 

The Single Session Clinic (SSC) is reserved for students are enrolled in non-Ecampus classes and are currently in the State of Oregon.

If you need to meet with a counselor for a one-time visit to discuss a current problem or concern, the SSC is for you. SSC counselors can work with you to problem-solve, help you develop skills and/or strategies to address your concern, and will provide a personalized action plan by the end of your visit.

Some SSC counselors can see currently enrolled non-Ecampus students who reside in other states in the continental USA.  Email CAPS@oregonstate.edu for more information. 

The SSC is not appropriate for students who are in crisis (see Emergencies & Immediate Crisis section) or who need ongoing counseling (see Consultations & Appointments section).

Click here for additional details or to schedule a SSC visit

CAPS is currently offering several topic and identity based groups and workshops, as well as mindfulness meditation drop-ins, via Zoom. Click here for details and contact information.

If you're struggling, connecting with others who share similar experiences can help. Unlike individual therapy, groups offer exposure to a diverse set of coping strategies, as well as peer connection, helping you feel less alone.

Arrange a phone consultation if:

  • You are a student seeking ongoing counseling at CAPS for the first time
  • You are a student, faculty/staff, family member, or anyone else concerned about an OSU student
  • Your therapist is no longer at CAPS, but you'd like to resume counseling
  • You have a CAPS counselor, but it's been more than 12 months since your last session
  • You’ve been to CAPS before, but did not establish ongoing counseling
  • You are an international student needing a MRCL (this takes 2-3 business days to complete)

Do NOT request a consultation if:

  • You already have a CAPS counselor who you've seen in the last 12 months. Schedule an appointment by emailing them directly or email caps@oregonstate.edu.
  • You want to schedule a visit at the Single Session Clinic. See previous menu item for SSC information & scheduling.
  • You are in crisis or need an immediate consultation. Instead, please call 541-737-2131 (help is available 24/7).
HOW TO SCHEDULE A PHONE CONSULTATION:
  • If seeking ongoing individual counselingclick here to schedule a consultation.  (International students: you must select an appointment time marked "International Students ONLY". If you cannot find an international student time slot that works for you, please call 541-737-2131 during business hours.)
  • If seeking ongoing couples/relationship counseling, click here to request a consultation. You will receive an email confirming the date and time of your consultation.
  • If you're concerned about a student, click here to request a consultation. You will receive an email confirming the date and time of your consultation.

Please note: Consultations are provided over the phone and will come from either a blocked number or a New York number. If your phone blocks calls from unknown numbers, please temporarily disable this setting before your consultation.

Online scheduling for individual counseling consultations is the most efficient way to arrange your consultation, but you can also arrange one by calling 541-737-2131 on weekdays between 8am-5pm.

The consultation is NOT a therapy session, but the counselor you speak to will assist with connecting you to the service(s) most appropriate for you.

Click here for details about our services

If you wish to schedule a visit at the Single Session Clinic, please see the "Single Session Clinic" menu item.

If your need is urgent, please see the "On-Call Clinic for Urgent Needs" menu item.

General inquiries can be made by emailing caps@oregonstate.edu or calling 541-737-2131 during business hours. CAPS is not available for onsite inquires.

If you need to request a non-urgent consultation, please see the “Consultation & Routine Appointments” Section. If you have an urgent need, please see the “On-Call Clinic” or “Emergencies & Immediate Crises” section.