Urgent Care

Emergency assistance

If you or someone else is experiencing a potentially life-threatening situation and is in need of immediate attention, call 911. You can also call the CSUN campus police at (818) 677-2111.

Urgent care assistance

Urgent care assistance is available during regular business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Students in need of urgent psychological assistance can call University Counseling Services (UCS) at (818) 677-2366 and select option one, or come to our office in Bayramian Hall 520. Please let the receptionist know you would like to speak with a counselor as soon as possible. You will be asked to fill out paperwork, which will take approximately 10 minutes, and then you will most likely be able to speak with a counselor within an hour.

After hours

Several options exist if you need to speak with someone after UCS is closed.

  • Call (818) 677-2366, Option Three for urgent care assistance.
  • Call 911 or (818) 677-2111 for potentially life-threatening situations.
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (open 24 hours a day).
  • Call the CSUN Campus Helpline at (818) 349-HELP (4357).
  • Call Strength United for rape crisis at (818) 866-0453 (open 24 hours a day).
  • Call Women Helping Women at (877) 655-3807.
  • Call the Helpline of Southern California at (562) 596-5548.
  • Call the Drug Helpline at (800) 559-9503.
  • Use the Referral List of Counseling Services.

Critical incident consultations

UCS provides consultations to students, faculty and staff in response to any critical incident or disaster that may impact the well-being of the CSUN community. We offer de-briefing and psychological-educational consultations for a variety of critical incidents, including death of a student, faculty or staff, natural disasters, violence on campus and other traumatic events experienced or witnessed. Please call (818) 677-2366 and select option one, then ask to speak with the acting director, Julie Pearce, or the on-call counselor to arrange a consultation.