Emergency Services

If you feel like you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need to be seen by a counselor right away, there are several emergency service options available to you.

If there is an immediate threat to self or others, students are strongly encouraged to contact 911 or get to the nearest ER.

On-campus support is available at 850.474.2420. Press 1 to immediately be connected with our staff.

Counseling and Psychological Services offers emergency services to UWF students. During normal business hours, you may call Counseling and Psychological Services at 850.474.2420 for immediate assistance or walk in and ask to be seen that morning or afternoon. Convey that you there for emergency assistance. After hours, the automated system will instruct you on how to page the psychologist on call. Please note that on-call emergency services are not available when the university is closed for the winter break. If you are a student and need to talk with someone immediately while the Center is closed, you may reach us by contacting the UWF switchboard at 850.474.2000 and inform the operator that you need to speak with someone from Counseling and Psychological Services.

Examples of an emergency may include but are not limited to:

  • The recent experience of sexual assault.
  • The recent death of a significant person in your life.
  • Thoughts about harming yourself or someone else.

Emergency Services Available 24/7

Telephone Crisis Counseling 
Hopeline Network 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth 1.866.4UTrevor (488.7386)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
Rape Crisis Trauma Recovery Hotline 850.433.RAPE (7273)
UWF emergency counselor on-call 850.474.2420 and follow prompts
Crisis Text Line Text START to 741741
Trans Lifeline 877.565.8860
Baptist Hospital Emergency Room 850.434.4011
Sacred Heart Hospital Emergency Room 850.416.7000
West Florida Hospital Emergency Room 850.494.4000
Law Enforcement 
Local Law Enforcement 911
UWF Campus Police 850.474.2415 

Additional Resources

  • Suicide Prevention topic page under the Self-Help Library which includes information on the following:
    • Suicide warning signs.
    • Ways to help someone in a suicidal crisis.
    • What to do after getting help.
    • Additional resources list.
  • QPR Gatekeeper Training, which is a training program offered to the UWF campus community that builds skills for recognizing and responding effectively to suicide warning signs.
  • Local Area Services and Additional Resources