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

If you, a friend or a student is at imminent risk, please call Public Safety at 781-736-3333 or 911 if off campus. Public Safety will respond immediately if you are on-campus and the police will respond immediately if you are off-campus. Consider filing a CARE report. For emergency consultation if you are a student, staff, faculty or concerned friend/family/guardian, please call (781)736-3785 to consult with a BCC staff person.


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