SUMMER SERVICE UPDATE
CAPS is closed for clinical services and will reopen on August 22, 2022 (the first day of classes for Fall 2022).
- CAPS will observe summer hours through August 5 and will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-5:15pm, split between virtual and in person availability.
During the summer, there will be availability for consultations with the CAPS Director, in person or virtually.
- CAPS provides services to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in academic programs that are seated
- Students who are enrolled in classes, doing research or working on campus and are in distress due to a mental health concern are encouraged to request a consultation
- Faculty and staff may also request a consultation if concerned about a student on campus during the summer sessions
To request a consultation, please call the main office at (610) 499-1261 or put in an appointment request here: https://sites.widener.edu/caps/scheduling-appointments/
Emergency Resources: if a mental health crisis occurs outside of business hours, or if the Director is unavailable, residential students, faculty, and staff should call Campus Safety at (610) 499-4200 and they will notify the on-call clinician. Anyone who resides off campus should call 911 or go to their nearest emergency room or crisis center in the event of a mental health emergency.
We provide a broad array of clinical services including individual therapy, outreach programming and, upon request, group therapy. In addition to the clinical services offered, we frequently provide consultation services to faculty and staff across the University. We actively collaborate with multiple departments on campus including Student Affairs, Residence Life, Health Center and Academic Support Services.
To schedule an appointment, call 610-499-1261 or request to schedule by filling out an appointment request online here. During the academic year, the Center is open from 9am – 5pm.
If a mental health emergency should occur outside of CAPS operating hours, resident housing students should contact an RA or AC on duty or call Campus Safety at 610-499-4200. Non-resident students of Widener University should contact the nearest crisis center or hospital emergency room (Crozer Chester Hospital in Chester is the nearest to Campus) or dial #911.