Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at the University of Georgia Health Center is happy to announce our new referral database. This online system will allow UGA students, faculty, staff, and non-students to search for mental health providers in the Athens community. This searchable database contains names of therapists and psychiatrists near the UGA campus who have voluntarily submitted their information to the CAPS referral database. These resources are not affiliated with the University, Health Center, or CAPS – neither UGA, the Heath Center, nor CAPS guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information provided, and do not endorse any particular provider listed.
We do not endorse or take responsibility for services provided by individuals/agencies listed. You are strongly encouraged to verify information with the providers, including fees, insurance, etc. UGA CAPS does not supervise any of the individuals or agencies included in this database, and bears no responsibility for services provided by these resources.
CAPS provides crisis services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for urgent situations (e.g. you are thinking about harming yourself or another person, you are in so much distress that you are unable to function in your daily activities, or you cannot keep yourself safe). During regular business hours students in crisis may call CAPS at 706-542-2273 and speak with a clinician or walk into CAPS with no appointment required and be seen by a clinician. After-hours and on weekends or holidays, CAPS may be contacted by calling the UGA Police Department at 706-542-2200 and asking to speak with the CAPS on-call clinician.
Emergency Medical or Mental Health Services - 911, or visit the nearest hospital emergency room.
Both UGA students and non-students can utilize any of the following crisis resources:
St. Mary’s Hospital – Emergency Department
1230 Baxter Avenue Athens, GA 30606
Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital – Emergency Department
1199 Prince Avenue Athens, GA 30606
UGA Health Center Health Promotion
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Hotline
The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children Advocacy Center in Athens Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Athens Project SAFE (Domestic Violence) Hotline
706-543-3331 and Teen Textline # 706-765-8091
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Crisis Text Line
National Crisis Call Center
1-800-273-8255 and Textline # 839863
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Treatment Referral Helpline (Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm EST)
National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Helpline
The Trevor Project (LGBT Specific)
1-866-488-7386 and Textline # 678678
Referral information is based on providers voluntarily submitting their information to the CAPS referral database. These resources are not affiliated with the University, Health Center, or CAPS. We do not endorse or take responsibility for services provided by individuals/agencies listed.
Please utilize this database to find off-campus services if you want longer-term treatment, specialized services, prefer an off-campus provider, or if you are not eligible to receive services at CAPS.
The database was designed to help match your mental health needs and off-campus community mental health providers. Should you have any questions about referrals or were unable to access/use the database, please call CAPS at #706-542-2273 for assistance.