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Crisis and On-Call Services at CAPS


Regular Business Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Call 911 if your crisis is life threatening.

  • Ask to speak to the Purdue Police CIT Officer.

Call CAPS at (765) 494-6995 for non-immediate life threatening crisis situations.

Inform front office staff of your situation. Front office staff will respond by:

  • directing you to come into the CAPS office
  • routing your call to the on-call therapist, who can speak with you
  • or scheduling a time for you to speak with a senior therapist (see Appointment Scheduling)

After Hours

Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Non-Emergency (suicidal thoughts, no plan, no intent)

Call PUSH Extended Care at (765) 494-1724.

  • ask to speak with a CAPS therapist
  • give your telephone number
  • receive a call you back from a CAPS therapist to consult over the phone

Emergency (suicidal thoughts, plan, and intent)

Call 911!

  • Ask to speak to the Purdue Police CIT Officer.

Go to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Central Hospital Emergency Room at

  • 1501 Hartford Street, Lafayette
  • (765) 423-6271

Monday-Friday 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Non-Emergency (suicidal thoughts, no plan, no intent)

Call the Crisis Center at (765) 742-0244.

  • talk with a crisis therapist
  • available 24/7

Emergency (suicidal thoughts, plan, and intent)

Call 911!

  • Ask to speak to the Purdue Police CIT Officer.

Go to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Central Hospital Emergency Room at

  • 1501 Hartford Street, Lafayette
  • (765) 423-6271