Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Counseling & Psychological Services at SIU.


CAPS counselors are here to support you! To schedule an appointment with the Counselor on Duty (COD) call (618) 453-5371 or walk into any of our locations on campus. COD appointments are available from 8am-9pm Monday-Friday and from 12:30-9pm on Saturday and Sunday (excluding university closures). Please call or walk-in and let us know how we can help.

COD services rotate between Baldwin and Grinnell Halls during night and weekend coverage. We encourage students to call for additional information. Added December 6, 2021

Coronavirus and Your Mental Health

Counseling and Psychological Services counselors are available to help students with mental health concerns or coach students with who are dealing with anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. CAPS staff will be available by phone at 618-453-5371 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Treatment and coaching options have been expanded to accommodate students remotely and now include telehealth appointments, skills coaching or referrals to other providers in your area. All students are advised to call CAPS at 618-453-5371 to determine the treatment options that would best meet their needs.

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Our mission is to provide mental health-related services to facilitate students’ adjustment to college and their personal and psychological growth in becoming high functioning and socially responsible adults. Our staff works to help students resolve problems that interfere with personal, social, and academic functioning while also emphasizing prevention, development, adjustment, and wellness.