Getting Mental Health and Academic Support at University of Cincinnati
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Location: 225 Calhoun Street Suite 200 (between Body Central and Rue 21)
Phone: (513) 556-0648
Hours: M,W,F: 8am-5pm; Tues & Thur 8am-7pm (last appointment at 6pm)
CAPS is a professional counseling office within Student Affairs that provides counseling, outreach programs, and related services for UC students and those concerned about their welfare. They help students address and resolve personal issues so that they can make the most of their educational opportunities at the University of Cincinnati.
The Counseling Office generally operates on an appointment basis, and will do a prescreening phone call. Urgent needs will be handled as needs arise.
Brief mental health and personal counseling services and case management are free of charge to enrolled students (up to 5 sessions).
For all services but brief mental health and personal counseling:
-Students with insurance other than UC Student Health Insurance should bring their insurance card to the first appointment. Students will owe $60 per session until coverage is verified. If necessary, your account will be credited when coverage is verified.
-Students with UC Student Health Insurance should bring their insurance card. Most services are offered at no cost or at a co-pay of $12.
Private or no insurance will pay a $25 co-pay.
For information on fees for other services go to http://www.uc.edu/counseling/fees.html.
Who Provides Counseling Services?
The staff consists of full-time and adjunct licensed mental health professionals.
Counselors are personally, professionally, and legally committed to the students’ right to privacy. Counseling protects the confidentiality of students in all aspects of services including student files and student information. Information will not be disclosed outside of the Counseling Office without a students’ written permission, with the exception of circumstances which would result in clear danger to the individual or others or as may be required by law.
Disability Services Office
Location: 210 University Pavilion
Phone: (513) 556-6823
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday
The Disability Services Office is dedicated to empowering students with disabilities through the delivery of reasonable accommodations and support services while educating the UC community to see beyond disabilities to the richness of inclusion.
Students with disabilities who need academic accommodations or other specialized services while attending UC will receive reasonable accommodations to meet their individual needs as well as advocacy assistance on disability-related issues. We are strongly committed to maintaining an environment that guarantees students with disabilities full access to educational programs, activities, and facilities.
Accommodations are provided free of charge to qualified students.
To ensure timely implementation of academic accommodations:
- Make your request as soon as your disability is confirmed.
- Make your request at least eight (8) weeks before the quarter begins.