Crisis Services

Covid-19 Notice

The Counseling Center is open for remote services through Spring Quarter.  We can be reached by phone at 360-650-3164 from 9 to 4 for counseling and crisis appointments and our after-hours crisis support is available at all other times by calling 360-650-3164 and pressing “1.”  

For students seeking services spring quarter, they may call to arrange a time to talk to a counselor about support and resources. We are offering phone consultation and two online wellness series: “Wellness Wednesdays" and "Mindful Self-Compassion" to all Western students. 

In-person appointments have been suspended, but we will be providing telementalhealth sessions (as allowed by state licensure) for students who are appropriate and eligible for those services.   

Psychological Emergency Services

Emergency services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, throughout the year to current WWU students by calling 360-650-3164.

Crisis Appointments

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
The Counseling Center reserves several appointment hours each day for students with urgent psychological concerns.  To be seen right away for an urgent concern, call 360-650-3164 or stop by the reception desk.

After-Hours Emergency Services

When we are closed there are several ways to contact someone if you or a fellow student is having a psychological emergency.

If you live in a residence hall:

  • First, talk to your RA or RD.
  • If your RA or RD is not available, call 360-650-3164 and choose option 1 to reach the on-call counselor.
  • If the situation is more urgent, call 911 or go to the Emergency Room at St. Joseph's Hospital.

If you live off campus:

  • To reach the after-hours on-call counselor, dial 360-650-3164 and choose option 1.
  • If the situation is more urgent, call 911 or go to the Emergency Room at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Additional crisis resources:

  • Community Crisis Line  1-800-584-3578  
  • National Suide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Trevor Project: Preventing Suicide Among Gay Youth 1-866-488-7386
  • Veterans' Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 or text 838255
  • Crisis Text Line 741-741