New to CAPS? You'll Start with a Counseling & Consultation Appointment
Make a Counseling & Consultation Appointment
As you plan your mental health support for the summer, please note that you need to be in Arizona to be seen at CAPS (even for Zoom visits). Our Care Coordinators can help you find support in your home state if needed. You can schedule a Resource & Referral appointment with a Care Coordinator online or by phone.
Select Your Appointment Type
If you're in crisis, call 520-621-3334. After-hours crisis callers may speak with a Crisis and Access Specialist by pressing 1 at the automated message. Use these crisis resources for immediate support.
I need to talk with a counselor or get started with other mental health resources.
Choose the time, location, and provider that works best for you.
I need information about campus and community mental health resources.
Schedule a virtual Resource & Referral Appointment.
I'm a sexual violence survivor looking for support.
We'll support you in whatever you want to do.
I need help making an appointment or need other mental health support.
Call us at 520-621-3334
Find the right fit. Search CAPS providers by specialty area, identities, insurance, and availability.
Here's How CAPS Appointments Work
We Offer In-Person and Zoom Appointments
Our Care Pathways Counseling & Consultation sessions are in-person at either of our two locations. You can meet in person or over Zoom for follow-up appointments with your CAPS provider. If you can't meet in person for your first visit, please call us for assistance.
There Will Be A Little Paperwork
Before your first appointment: Check in about 30 minutes early to complete paperwork.
Before follow-up appointments: Give yourself about 5-10 minutes to complete a pre-session questionnaire.
If you (or your student) are less than 18 years old, follow these instructions for students who are minors
Insurance Is Helpful but Not Required
You will need a copy of your health insurance card or a screenshot from your insurer's website to complete initial paperwork. You can be seen at CAPS without insurance. Find out more about fees and insurance at CAPS.
If you are in need of financial assistance for our services, let us know. You can talk with your CAPS provider or call 520-621-3334 for more information.
What Happens With Your Counselor
During your CAPS Care Pathways Counseling & Consultation Session, you'll meet with a counselor for about 45 minutes. During that time, you and your counselor will:
- talk about your most pressing concerns
- go over strategies you can use outside of the session
- create a Custom Care Plan together
Your Care Plan may include a combination of another Care Pathways Counseling & Consultation Session, on-demand tools and self-care strategies, individual counseling, groups and workshops, and/or psychiatry.
If your Care Plan involves services with a CAPS provider, an establishing care visit will be scheduled. You and your provider will then work together for continued care.
Sometimes The Best Plan Is Off-Campus
Sometimes, the best plan for a student involves other University resources or off-campus services. This can happen for a number of reasons, like insurance needs, the kind of services a student is looking for, or what would be the best match for a student's concerns and goals. When that's the case, we'll help you identify people to call to get started. Meet with a care coordinator for a free Resource & Referral appointment or talk with your CAPS provider about your options.
CAPS Care Pathways
Our Care Pathways approach to care is based on the belief that:
- everyone deserves options for quality care
- collaboration is key
- you are the expert in you
- mental health support can start now
Whether you’re ready to start counseling or medication, have a question, seeking community, want to learn new skills, or just need to vent, there’s a path for you.
We'll Work Together to Create Your Personal Path
You and your CAPS provider can work together to create a Custom Care Plan tailored to you.