Emergency Coverage

The Brandeis Counseling Center, in conjunction with Newton-Wellesley Hospital, provides 24-hour emergency coverage, including phone consultation, immediate psychiatric evaluation, overnight observation, and in-patient hospitalization.

The Counseling Center staff and the Newton-Wellesley emergency services and psychiatric department are extremely sensitive to your confidentiality and responsive to your crisis. Please be reassured that an emergency team is always available.

In Case of Emergency

For on-campus emergencies, call 6-3333.

Public Safety will send an officer and the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) to assist you.

For off-campus emergency, Call 911.

Need help now? To reach the Crisis Text Line, a culturally sensitive emergency resource: Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Another emergency resource: Good Samaritans, 877-870-4673, call or text 24/7.

For an urgent, non-life-threatening emergency consultation after hours, call our answering service at 781-736-3785.

Closest Emergency Department

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St.
Newton, Mass.
(617) 243-6193
Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week

In some rare instances a student's problems need immediate emergency attention. Generally, psychological emergencies fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • A suicide gesture, stated intention or attempt
  • Behavior posing a threat to the individual himself/herself
  • Behavior posing a threat to others
  • Demonstrated inability to adequately care for oneself