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

    Students should go to the UAB Emergency Department, UAB Highlands Emergency Department, or the emergency department closest to them. The UAB Police department can direct students to the appropriate resources (UAB Police Department 205-934-3535).

  • 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 Hotlines

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

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • 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