University of Washington
401 Schmitz Hall, Box 355830
Seattle, WA 98195-5830
Making an appointment
You may schedule an initial appointment by calling the Counseling Center at 206 543-1240 or stopping by 401 Schmitz Hall. A staff member will help you schedule a time to meet with an intake counselor. Please note that scheduling your first intake appointment may take 1-2 weeks and, during peak times of the quarter, it may be longer. The Counseling Center thanks you for your patience.
If you feel you need immediate assistance, the Counseling Center provides urgent care on a walk-in basis. Anytime between 8:00 and 4:00 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9:30 to 4:00 on Tuesdays, you may meet briefly and confidentially with a counselor. These urgent care meetings typically focus on helping you cope with current stressors that are significantly reducing your ability to function, and determining next steps that may be helpful. Because such walk-in consultations are not scheduled, you may experience a wait to be seen, usually not more than an hour.
If you are experiencing a crisis situation after hours and cannot wait until we are open, please call the Crisis Clinic at 206-461-3222 or toll-free at 1-866-427-4747. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.