Crisis Drop-In for Urgent Concerns

Drop-in crisis assessment and intervention for urgent concerns

Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, CAPS (Tang Center 3rd floor, no appointment needed)

Contact CAPS

UHS Tang Center

2222 Bancroft Way #4300
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: (510) 642-9494
Fax: (510) 642-2368

Please note special hours for summer break and holidays.

Academic year hours

  • Monday-Wednesday: 8am-5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am-5:30pm
  • Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Crisis Drop-in: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm


  • Main office - 3rd Floor of the Tang Center
  • Anna Head Satellite2536 Channing Way (between Telegraph and Bowditch)
  • Career Counseling Library - small building on Bancroft Ave outside of the Tang Center.
  • Satellite Offices: hours and locations

CAPS response to campus crises

CAPS offers support to the campus after deaths and other traumatic events. Please call (510) 642-9494 and ask to speak with the crisis coordinator or another manager. CAPS will consult with you about the situation and can help assess what is needed. Counselors frequently reach out to affected students/staff and facilitate groups to provide support and healing. Reference our Coping with Trauma resources

Helping a student in crisis

For guidance when helping a student who appears to be in crisis, see Getting Help for a Student of Concern.

Urgent medical or mental health problems

If you have an urgent medical or mental health problem that cannot wait until the Tang Center is open: