Students that are being served through telemedicine are not required to be screened
. If a student has an in person appointment at CAPS, they will need to be screened
for COVID-19 symptoms by Student Health Services as you enter the lobby at 1 Stadium
Road. Screening may include an interview with a nurse about COVID 19 symptoms and
recent illness or exposure. Therefore, a student who has ain person appointment at
CAPS, will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled appointment time
and follow the Student Health services protocol. Students are asked to follow physical
distancing guidelines and must wear a facial covering at all times in the building.
As a result of COVID-19 and public health recommendations, CAPS is temporarily suspending
our walk in hours. Appointments will be via telehealth platforms (phone or video).
You can schedule an appointment by contacting CAPS at 631-632-6720 or use our
online self-scheduler to make an appointment for a telecounseling initial consultation.
To make an initial consultation appointment please use our online self-scheduler. If all appointments are taken for the day you want to be seen, you may also contact
us at (631) 632-6720 and schedule an appointment.
If a student is experiencing a mental health crisis they can call CAPS at 631-632-6720
and speak with a counselor immediately, or if in imminent danger a student should
call campus police at 631-632-3333.
Students can also call CAPS After Hours directly at (855) 509-5742 and speak to a licensed mental health counselor anytime, day or
Students may borrow a laptop from the campus library for free, anywhere from a few
hours to a full semester.
If you do not have a private space for your telecounseling session or to speak with
a counselor, please call us at 631-632-6720 and we will work with you to make arrangements
for you to have a private space.
Please know that you can speak with a mental health professional 24 hours a day, 7
days a week, 365 days a year. CAPS is open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
When CAPS is closed, simply call CAPS After Hours at 631-632-6720 or 24/7 at 855-509-5742.
CAPS will continue to offer group counseling via our telehealth platform. Please
contact us at 631-632-6720 or check out the
group section to learn more about group offerings.
NO, there is no fee for our services, including psychiatric services. Students must
be registered for classes,enrolled in 6 or more credits and have paid the health
& counseling fee. Students who are not currently enrolled for 6 credits may ask for
a consultation for a referral to an outside therapist or psychiatrist.
YES. You may pay for your medication or use your insurance. Please read your insurance
policy to learn about your medication coverage. Many of the prescription medications
our psychiatrists prescribe are carried in the
Student Health Services pharmacy, with the exception of controlled substances. Prescriptions may also be filled at
pharmacies near campus.
NO. Therapy records, academic records and transcripts are completely separate. Your
legally protected confidentiality prevents disclosure of counseling information to
academic offices or personnel.
It is important that all students know that their sessions are confidential—strictly
between you and your counselor, with other CAPS or Student Health Services staff involved
only as needed for consultation. The only exceptions to confidentiality occur:
1. If you request, by means of a written, signed release that you want your counselor
to reveal information to others who you name, such as to an outside therapist.
2. When we have a concern about your immediate safety or the safety of another.
3. In cases involving physical and/or sexual abuse of a child.
4. Where requested by subpoena or mandated by court order of state/federal law.
NO. By law, we cannot tell anyone, including a parent, if a student is in counseling
except when we have a concern about a student’s safety or the safety of another. When
a student is legally a minor (under age 18, unmarried, without children of his/her
own, and has not been legally emancipated), informing parents is not automatic and
will be discussed with you first.
At CAPS we offer different treatment options based on your unique needs. To learn
more about what we can assist you with