Call 911 in any emergency situation or if a student poses an immediate threat to themselves or others. 

Crisis Support

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 509-335-4511 during business hours. If you call, please tell us you are in crisis so we can help you get the services you need. We will schedule you for a same-day crisis appointment.  

If CAPS is closed, you can call the after-hours crisis phone number - 509-335-2159 - if you need immediate care. The after-hours crisis phone is available after 5 p.m. on weekdays, all day on weekends, and all day during university holidays. 

Examples of crisis situations may include: 

  • Thoughts of suicide, wanting to end your life 
  • Recent sexual assault 
  • Recent physical assault 
  • The recent death of a close friend or family member 
  • Hearing voices or seeing things that aren’t there 
  • Feeling like you might seriously harm someone 
  • Not being able to sleep for several nights 
  • Not being able to function due to extreme psychological distress 

Emergency Care 

Medical or mental health emergency: Call 911 

Emergency department at Pullman Regional Hospital: (509) 336-7359 

Emergency department at Gritman Medical Center (Moscow): 208-882-4511 

Emergency department at Whitman Hospital (Colfax): 509-397-3435 

Mental Health Crisis Care 

  • CAPS: 509-335-4511 during business hours 
  • Call 509-335-2159 after hours and on weekends and holidays 
  • Press 1 for veteran’s services or send a text to 838255 
    • En Español: 888-628-9454 
    • For Deaf and Hard of Hearing via TTY: 800-799-4889 
  • Domestic Violence: 800-799-7233 
  • LGBTQ+ Support (The Trevor Project): 866-488-7386 or test START to 678678 
  • Text STEVE to 741741 for support specific to individuals of color 

Sexual Assault or Violence Care 


Other Mental Health Resources 

  • SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) 
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): 800-950-NAMI (800-950-6264) 

Campus Resources 

Guides to helping students in distress 

Select your campus for a full list of local resources.