Counseling Center

In Case of Crisis

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK

Amherst College and the surrounding community have a wealth of resources to address students’ needs.  Some resources are available during specific office hours, while others are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you are unsure whom to call, Campus Police can always direct you to the appropriate on-campus resource (413-542-2291).

Campus Police

Emergency 413-542-2111 Non-emergency 413-542-2291

Call Campus Police when:

  • you need someone to arrive on the scene immediately
  • you are in any situation that is potentially violent or dangerous; e.g. someone is threatening to harm themselves or others, bizarre, aggressive or unusual behavior
  • you feel unsafe for any reason
  • you have legal concerns

Town of Amherst Police Department 413-259-3000

Call Amherst Police Department if you would like to talk to the local police.

 

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH CONCERNS

Counseling Center 413-542-2354, Scott House

9:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

There is a clinician on-call 24 hours a day for mental health emergencies who can be accessed through the Dean on Duty (413-542-2111).

Make an appointment or drop-in at the Counseling Center when:

  • you want counseling or to talk through a concern
  • you want a psychiatric consultation
  • you have concerns about a student and would like support and consultation about how to proceed  

Dean of Students Office 413-542-2337, Converse Hall 105

8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

There is a Dean on Duty outside of business hours by calling 413-542-2111.

Make an appointment or call when:

  • you need assistance handling a difficult situation or crisis (if you have immediate safety concerns, ask for Campus Police to intervene first)

Clinical & Support Options 413-586-5555

Clinical & Support Options provides mental health crisis line and assessment for Hampshire County.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-909-273-TALK (8255)

 

FOR MEDICAL CARE

Student Health Service 413-542-2266, Keefe Health Center

8:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday

Call or visit Keefe Health Center when:

  • you need medical care during open hours

Amherst College Emergency Medical Service (ACEMS) 413-542-2111

 24 hours a day

Call ACEMS when:

  • you need emergency first aid or triage
  • you cannot walk to Keefe Health Center or they are closed

University Health Services (UHS) 413-577-5000, 150 Infirmary Way, UMass Amherst

8am – 8pm Monday – Friday, noon – 4pm Saturday and Sunday  

Call or visit UHS when:

  • Keefe Health Center is closed and you need medical attention that can’t be addressed by ACEMS.  Campus Police can help with transportation.

 

IN THE EVENT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

If you or someone you know has had a non-consensual sexual experience, please refer to the Sexual Respect and Title IX website for information about resources.