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.

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) 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 for students residing in the State of Indiana, and for whom telehealth services are a clinically appropriate modality.

Group Therapy and Workshops

  • Effective immediately, all groups and workshops are discontinued.
  • Your group or workshop leader(s) will be in contact with you via filelocker about these changes. Please check filelocker for any personal updates from them.
  • If you are currently participating in group therapy or a workshop, please call us at 765-494-6995 to either speak with, or leave a message for your clinician if you have received no contacts from your clinician.


  • 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, to assist in developing referral options and connecting to them.


  • 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 currently suspended until normal operations resume.

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.