Emergency & After Hours Care

To report an emergency on campus, call Security Services at 253.879.3311.
To report an emergency off campus dial 911.

Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services is available for treatment of many medical and psychological concerns, but we are not staffed nor equipped to provide emergency treatment. If you, or someone around you, is experiencing a medical emergency, please call Security Services on campus, or 911 off-campus, and get appropriate treatment at a local emergency department. Do not come to Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services, as that may delay getting the treatment required.

You can also find information about emergency contraceptive pills on our website.

For Urgent Mental Health Consultations After Hours

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need to talk with someone after hours, but not a life-threatening emergency, here are several options:

Local Emergency Rooms

Allenmore Hospital
South 19th and Union

Tacoma General Hospital
315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way

St. Joseph's Medical Center
1717 S. J Street

Kaiser Permanente
209 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Note: You will need proof of Kaiser Permanente insurance information.

Local Urgent Care Facility

Westgate Multicare Urgent Care Center
2209 N. Pearl St, Suite 100
Note: Walk-in clinic open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends and holidays; must sign in one hour before clinic closes. Payment/insurance information due at time of service. Billing is available.

After Hours Resources

If you are experiencing medical or psychological difficulties outside Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services office hours (see hours at right), and don't think you should wait for assistance, you may call the After Hours Consulting Nurse or go directly to an urgent care facility or hospital emergency department.

The MultiCare (24 Hour) Consulting Nurse Service can be reached at 253.792.6411. The University of Puget Sound has contracted with this service to provide consultation and triage after hours for Puget Sound Students. If you call this service you will be asked to provide your student ID number. A summary of your consultation will be faxed to Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services for inclusion in your medical record here. Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services staff may initiate a follow-up phone call on the next working day, depending on the nature of your consultation.