Immediate Emergency Support: If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call our 24/7 phone number 413-542-2354 to speak to a counselor now. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention hotline by dialing 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Urgent Care:  If you need an urgent appointment, please call us at 413-542-2354 during our hours (8:30 am-4:30 pm 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

Center for Counseling and Mental Health

Phone number: 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: 988 (1-800-273-8255)

Office of Student Affairs

Phone number: 413-542-2337, Converse Hall 201
Business hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday
After hours: Reach the administrator who is on call at 413-542-2111

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone number:  988
(Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)

For Emergency Medical Care

Amherst College Emergency Medical Service

Phone number: 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.