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Student Counseling Services is not an emergency facility.


  • life threatening x

    In a life-threatening emergency

    Dial 911, or go to the UAB Emergency Department (on the corner of 6th Ave. South and18th St. South), the UAB Highlands Emergency Department (1201 11th Ave. South) or the nearest Emergency Department.

  • same day appts x

    Same-Day Crisis Appointments

    Crisis appointments (same day) are reserved for students who are experiencing suicide ideation, have been the victim of a recent crime or have experienced a recent life-altering event. Students can schedule a crisis appointment by calling 205-934-5816 or coming to the Student Counseling Services office at the Student Health and Wellness Center.

  • next day appts x

    Next Day Urgent Care Appointments

    Urgent appointments (within 2-3 days) are for students who are experiencing high distress, but there is not a high risk for harm.

  • mental health crises after hours x

    For mental health crises after hours

    988 is the newly launched Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help students experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

    • (1) Thoughts of suicide,
    • (2) Mental health or substance use crisis, or
    • (3) Any other kind of emotion distress.

    Students can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

  • sexually assaulted x

    If you have been sexually assaulted

    Please contact the UAB Police Department at 934-3535 or dial 911; they will direct you appropriately.


Crisis Helplines

These crisis lines offer 24-hour support for anyone who needs to talk to someone.

  • Dial 988 for Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • Birmingham Crisis Line: (205) 323-7777
  • Transgender Crisis Hotline: (877) 656-8860
  • LGBTQ+ Hotline: (866) 488-7386
  • Rape Response: (205) 323-7273
  • Graduate Student Help Line (800) 472-3457
  • Veterans Help Line: (800) 838-2838
  • Crisis Text Line: 741-741