Immediate Emergency Support. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call our 24/7 phone number at 413-542-2354, to speak to a counselor now. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Urgent Care. For Fall 2020, crisis and urgent care from the Counseling Center is available for all Amherst students via secure remote video (Zoom). Like our other services, urgent care is only available to students on-campus or in Massachusetts due to license regulations. If you need an urgent appointment, please call us at 413-542-2354 during our hours (8:30am-4:30pm Eastern) and we will connect you with a counselor as soon as possible.

Amherst College and the surrounding community have a wealth of resources to address students’ needs. If you are unsure whom to call, Amherst College Police can always direct you to the appropriate on-campus resource (413-542-2291).

Amherst College Police

Emergency: 413-542-2111

Non-emergency: 413-542-2291

Call Amherst College 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

Mental and Emotional Health Concerns

Counseling Center 413-542-2354, Scott House

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

After hours: 24/7, by phone

There is a clinician on-call 24 hours a day for mental health emergencies. To access this resource, just call our main number.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Office of Student Affairs 413-542-2337, Converse Hall 201

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

After hours: Reach an Administrator on Call at 413-542-2111.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273- 8255

For Emergency Medical Care

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

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.