Current Students

Counseling and Safety Information

The UW has many counseling and safety resources available to help you if you feel the need for counseling or if you are concerned about the safety of the learning environment. Please use the information below to reach out for yourself or others you feel might be in need.

Counseling Resources

Health and Wellness provides consultation, assessment, and intervention services to students. Health and Wellness is the place to go when you don't know where to go for help. They can help refer you to the best resources.

101 Gerberding
Counseling Center offers individual intakes, short term counseling (about $30 per session), emergency assistance and referrals. They also offer career testing, Meyers Briggs Inventory tests, etc.
401 Schmitz
Hall Health Mental Health Clinic provides client assessments, medication evaluations, prescriptions, and medication management, as well as family, couple, group, and individual counseling. They serve currently enrolled students (with subsidized fee rate) and the larger community.
206.543.5030 for appointments
206.583.1551 to speak with someone urgently
Crisis Clinic provides 24 hour emergency assistance over the phone for people in emotional crisis or any overwhelming distress, threats of violence, thoughts of suicide, or family troubles.
206.461.3222 / 1.866.227.4747
UW Carelink is a resource for families faculty, staff, or a family or household member of UW employees. It can provide up to five free counseling sessions.

Safety Resources

All HCDE faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to sign up for UW's safety alerts by going online at:

The UW Safe Campus initiative provides a lot of information about how to report any situation that you think may be of concern. "The SafeCampus website provides information on counseling and safety resources, University policies, and violence reporting requirements that help us maintain a safe personal, work, and learning environment. If you're concerned about potential violence, contact this "685-SAFE" hotline to seek advice and/or counseling.

UWCARES (University of Washington Campus Area Resident Escort Service) is an escort program that provides a team of two students to walk with you on campus at night. It operates from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, during autumn and winter quarters, and from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, during spring quarter. It does not operate during summer quarter, finals weeks, quarter breaks, University holidays or the Sunday before Monday holidays. The program serves the majority of the campus area including the residence halls, the fraternities and sororities and the main commuter (Montlake) parking lot. Students, faculty and staff can request escorts by either calling 206-685-9255 or stopping by the UWCARES desk at the Information Desk in the HUB. Escorts are readily identifiable, wearing bright red jackets with UWCARES on the back and displaying photo identification badges.

NightRide is a shuttle service that provides a safe and easy way for students, faculty, and staff to get home at night. Shuttles run every 20 minutes picking up passengers from 6 locations around campus before dropping passengers off at requested destinations within one of two zones.