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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. They are listed based on severity of need.

If there is an immediate threat to self or others, you are strongly encouraged to contact 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Counseling and Psychological Services offers emergency crisis phone counseling to UWF students. Call our main number at 850.474.2420 and press option 6 if you need to be transferred to a crisis phone counselor.

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.

Teletherapy Services

Counseling and Psychological Services provides teletherapy services for individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and psychiatry. We also provide crisis services through teletherapy. This service may be selected if you are certain that you will be safe from harm until the next business day. That is because this form of crisis service is scheduled within one business day. Teletherapy services are provided to students within the state of Florida only. If you are outside of Florida, or if you need crisis services more quickly, call CAPS and follow the prompts to reach a crisis phone counselor.

Emergency Services Available 24/7
Telephone Crisis CounselingPhone Number
Suicide and Crisis Life Line to call or chat 988
Crisis Text Line Text GULF to 741741
Veterans Crisis Line 1.800.273.TALK (8255) and press 1
Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth 1.866.4UTrevor (488.7386)
Rape Crisis Trauma Recovery Hotline 850.433.RAPE (7273)
Trans Lifeline 877.565.8860
HospitalsPhone Number
Baptist Hospital Emergency Room 850.434.4011
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola Emergency Room 850.416.7000
West Florida Hospital Emergency Room 850.494.3737
Law EnforcementPhone Number
Local Law Enforcement 911
UWF Campus Police 850.474.2415

Additional Resources

  • Togetherall is an online peer-support space that is anonymous and is available 24-hours per day for all students.
  • 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