Crisis drop-ins are available Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm during fall, winter, and spring terms; 10:00am-3:00pm during summer and breaks. We are closed on OSU holidays.

Check the schedule for opportunities to join Mindfulness Meditation.

If you have an immediate need outside of normal business hours, a mental health counselor will be available via phone by calling 541-737-2131. If this is an emergency, please call 911.

If you’d like to change counselors, please email us at or call 541-737-2131 during business hours. We will help identify a counselor who better fits your needs!

If the counselor you saw is no longer working at CAPS, please arrange a short consultation by completing our consultation request form or calling 541-737-2131 during business hours.

Due to COVID-19, the Mind Spa will be closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

As the Mind Spa is a quiet sanctuary, only one person is allowed to use the space at a time, so making an appointment is highly recommended.

Schedule an appointment!

More information on about the Mind Spa.

CAPS has a light therapy lamp within the Mind Spa that can be used anytime you book a Mind Spa session.

CAPS also has portable light therapy lamps that are available to borrow for up to two weeks at a time. Come to the 5th floor of Snell Hall and ask the receptionist know that you would like to check one out.

Light therapy lamps are also available to borrow at Student Health Services, located in Plageman Hall.

The Valley Library has light therapy lamps that are available for use while at the library. Ask the front desk and they can assist you.

An emotional support animal is a companion animal that provides therapeutic benefit to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability. The animal is part of the treatment plan for a person who meets the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The animal would address specific functional limitations to allow the person to live independently.


While we understand that an animal can be an important source of support during stressful times for many students, clinicians at CAPS do not provide letters for emotional support animals. We recognize that expertise is needed to assess whether a student meets the definition of a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Additionally, a mental health professional with expertise in assessing whether companionship of the animal will effectively treat the disability is necessary.

The OSU health fee covers the cost of services at CAPS and Student Health Services. Students enrolled in classes through the Corvallis Campus are automatically assessed this fee.

Students enrolled only through Ecampus and DPP students not enrolled in OSU classes are not assessed this fee, but can pay it in order to receive counseling services. Students who are not enrolled in any classes, but were last term and will be next term, can also pay the health fee to use CAPS. The fee is not required for consultations or crisis visits. For those who have not been assessed the fee, it is only billed once a client has attended their first regular counseling appointment, and only with their consent. If you have not already been assessed this fee, but have concerns about paying it, please let the counselor know during your first contact.