Counseling & Psychological Services
Pat Walker Health Center’s Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) remains more committed than ever in supporting University of Arkansas students during these unprecedented and challenging times.
CAPS recognize students may be struggling right now with anxiety, grief, sadness, confusion, loneliness and other difficulties in the midst of navigating a global health pandemic, financial hardships, increased social disconnection and continued racial injustice and unrest.
Whatever the struggles — and regardless of how and/or where student learning takes place — CAPS is here to help.
The CAPS Care Matching Model is designed to identify an individualized plan to promote student autonomy and empowerment in their care. The options provided to students are tailored to meet their specific needs using a diversity of resources offered by the counseling center, campus partners, and community providers.
Goals of the Care Matching Model:
Increase access to mental health care and education
Manage resource-intensive and evidence-based treatment services that will improve student outcomes in well-being
Match students effectively with CAPS services, other campus/community resources, and/or support systems based on professional clinical judgment and student-specific needs
CareMatching Services & Programs
CAPS is starting the process of transitioning back to in-person services. Please call 479-575-5276 for more information. call 479-575-5276.
If youare outside the state of Arkansasand need mental health services, we recommend seeking care in your local community. For more information on how to connect with a therapist in your home community, view the following resources or call CAPS at 479-575-5276.
The first appointment with a CAPS Clinician is called an initial consultation. This is not a counseling session, but rather a tool for CAPS mental health clinicians to match students to the appropriate options for care.
At the end of the initial consultation, clients will leave with a personalized plan of resources and next steps for services that match their current needs.
Initial consultations do not have any charges associated with them and is covered by the student health fee.
CAPS continues to offer emergency and same-day services for students, faculty or staff experiencing a mental health crisis. The CAPS 24/7 Emergency Phoneline also remains available.
- CAPS 24/7 Emergency Phoneline: 479-575-5276
- UA Police Department: 479-575-2222
- Dial 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency room or psychiatric care facility.
- Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: 741741\
Established psychiatry patients will continue services using tele-mental health methods.
Students with a current prescription from one of our psychiatric providers can continue with their medication to the best of our ability in accordance with Arkansas law and APA guiding principles.
Students can request prescription refills directly through the Patient Web Portal.
If you have questions or concerns, please call 479-575-5276.
Support During a Pandemic of Racism
CAPS is always available if you need support. Mental health services are available 24/7 by phone at 479-575-5276.
GROUPS, TOOLS & RESOURCES
CAPS Support & Process Groups
Engaging in group therapy offers many benefits.CAPSoffers a variety of weekly, virtual therapy and support groups at no cost to you.Learn More
OnlineWorkshops & Webinars
Access a variety of online workshops and webinars addressing common concerns and topics. Sign-up for a workshop series, or watch a webinar.View Available Webinars
Hogs For Mental Health: A CAPS Resource Page
The new mental health resource page, where you can browse online self-help resources by topic, read descriptions of current groups and workshops offered at CAPS, find out more about our outreaches, our campus & community partners, and more!Visit mentalhealth.uark.edu