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.



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)



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.



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