Crisis 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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Counseling and Wellness 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.

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  
  • Crisis Text Line 741-741
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services (DVSAS) of Whatcom County 1-877-715-1563
  • National Suicide 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