In Case of Emergency

If you, a friend or a student is at imminent risk, call Public Safety at 781-736-3333 (on campus) or 911 (off campus). Public Safety will respond immediately if you are on campus and the police will respond immediately if you are off campus.

If you are concerned about a student, please consider filing a CARE report

If you are a student, staff, faculty or concerned friend/family/guardian in need of emergency consultation, call 781-736-3730 to consult with a BCC staff person.


Emergency Coverage

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St.
Newton, MA
Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week

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 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 themselves
  • Behavior posing a threat to others
  • Demonstrated inability to adequately care for oneself