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CAPS Statement Addressing Systemic Racism and Injustice
June 16, 2020

CAPS has added a page to our website with a statement addressing systemic racism and injustice as well as resources that might be helpful to students around these issues.

You can see this statement here.

Change to AOD Services
June 2, 2020
CAPS discontinued conducting mandated alcohol and other drug (AOD) evaluations as of March 16, 2020. Students are advised to contact their referral source for guidance. Other AOD services continue as listed on our page. Please check back for additional AOD services that CAPS will be offering in the near future.
Off-Campus Mental Health Care with Thriving Campus
March 30, 2020
CAPS is glad to announce that we now have ThrivingCampus, a service that provides students a way to search for mental health providers in many areas, both locally and across the country. Purdue students can access providers' profiles in an online directory, and learn more about potential providers prior to contacting them. This tool makes it easier for students to search for and connect with ongoing, longer term off campus mental health providers, as well as providers offering particular kinds of services.
Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 18, 2020

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) acknowledges that members of our campus community may be impacted by distress related to coronavirus (COVID-19). This may include concerns about changes in structure of education delivery, ambiguities about the future, worries about loved ones, direct or indirect experiences of stigma or racial discrimination, or other personal concerns. CAPS is committed to providing psychological support to all students and to promoting an inclusive and respectful campus culture.

CAPS will continue to be available and offer our services in a modified fashion. Please see our announcement of changes on the CAPS homepage. Any changes made at the university level in regard to elevated safety concerns/precautions may change this and result in more limited services being offered. We will continue to update the website with any changes in our operations.

For current clients of CAPS who may choose to remain off-campus for some or all of the remaining semester, CAPS will try to work with you to help connect you to providers in your home area.

Our emergency services continue. To access On Call/Emergency services Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM please call 765-494-6995 to speak with a clinician. After hours, weekends, and holidays, you can call (765) 494-6995 and pressing '1' at the prompt to speak to a counselor.

For the most updated information about university, changes in response to COVID-19 please continue to check

Purdue's FAQs on COVID-19, as well as PUSH's COVID-19 FAQ

It is normal to experience a range of emotional reactions to this evolving public health situation. Some students may experience an increase in health-related anxiety. Here are some additional links for websites that might offer further help.

CAPS webpage of COVID-19 resources

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Helpful Information from Loyola University


CAPS services during time of Social Distancing
March 18, 2020

CAPS will remain open during this time, providing services to assist in meeting students' mental health needs.

In light of the recent changes the university is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and consistent with public health recommendations, CAPS has decided to shift to the use of telehealth resources (via telephone and Webex video conferencing) for the foreseeable future. This is consistent with recommendations related to social distancing, while allowing us to continue providing services to support our students.

For now, our services will be offered in the following manner:

Brief Phone Screenings

  • Same day or next day screening to assess your mental health needs. Call 765-494-6995 to schedule a Brief Phone Screening
  • The therapist to whom you speak will ask your current location (local or out of town) in order to make the best recommendation to meet your mental health needs.

Individual Therapy

  • At this time, we will continue to offer individual therapy services via telephone and/or Webex video conferencing for students who are currently enrolled for summer credits, residing in the State of Indiana, and for whom telehealth services are a clinically appropriate modality.

Group Therapy and Workshops

  • We are offering group therapy and workshop opportunities this summer using Webex video conferencing.
  • These will be small groups (3-6 members) that will meet virtually with two CAPS clinicians guiding the sessions.
  • Please see our Group Listings and call CAPS at 765-494-6995 if you are interested in seeing if you are eligible for these treatment options.


  • Psychiatry services will continue in a modified format.
  • If you have any questions, please call CAPS at 765-494-6995.

Care and Case Management

  • Care and Case Managers will continue to work with students via phone and Webex video conferencing to assist in developing referral options and connecting to them.
  • You may also look for referral options close to your location by exploring Thriving Campus


  • On-call/emergency services are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM by calling us at 765-494-6995 to speak with a clinician.
  • After hours, weekends, and holidays, students can call 765-494-6995 and press 1 at the prompt to speak with a counselor.


  • Outreach services are being offered on a limited basis and are being modified to be offered remotely. Please contact CAPS directly if you have questions about Outreach offerings.


  • We continue to add resources to our website to assist you during this time: COVID-19 Resources

If you are experiencing any physical health concerns, please take care of yourself as needed and cancel any scheduled appointments. Until normal operations resume, CAPS is suspending all No-Show and Late Cancellation fees.