Crisis Counseling

Who may use these services: Stanford students

Urgent Situations

Contact a CAPS on-call clinician at 650-723-3785 for urgent situations any time, including evenings and weekends. In an urgent situation, a clinician will speak with you within 20 minutes of your call and, if needed, will see you the same day. The on-call clinician will assess your situation and offer recommendations for follow-up counseling.

After hours, calls are forwarded to our answering service, which will page the CAPS on-call clinician.

Sexual Assault

The Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) and the YWCA Sexual Assault Center at Stanford offer immediate, individual counseling and referrals to students who are affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment and violence in relationships.


For life threatening emergencies, call for immediate help or go to nearest hospital emergency room.

Call 911 (or 9-911 from an on-campus phone)


Call 911 (or 9-911 from an on-campus phone).

Crisis counseling for urgent situations
650-723-3785 (24 hours a day)

Sexual Assault
YWCA Sexual Assault Center at Stanford:
(24 hours a day)

SARA Office:

CAPS Hours

CAPS Confidentiality

CAPS Staff

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Useful Websites

Stanford United for Rape Elimination (SURE)

VA Palo Alto Health Care System

National Domestic Violence Hotline