Counseling and Mental Health Service
Counseling and Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a counseling and mental health support service that seeks to work collaboratively with students and the University to support individuals who are experiencing any measure of distress in their lives. This may include bereavement, adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, concerns interfering with work or relationships, sexual concerns, or high-risk behaviors around food, alcohol, or other substances.
Treatment options include individual counseling, medication management, group therapy, peer counseling, and workshops. All visits are confidential. Mental health records are held separately from the rest of the medical records, except for information on medications. Counseling and mental health services are also offered at satellite health clinics on the Harvard Law School and Longwood Medical Area campuses.
CAMHS Cares Line
The CAMHS Cares Line is available 24/7 for help and support and is as close as your phone and the back of your Harvard ID!
- During CAMHS business hours, press 1 to speak directly with a CAMHS administrative assistant to make, change, or cancel a routine appointment; request a refill; or request an in-person urgent care appointment for that day.
- Students can opt to speak to a CAMHS Cares counselor directly by phone by following prompts, if currently in crisis or unable to wait for a daytime appointment, or if they “just need to talk right now about an issue.”
- During non-business hours when our office is closed—evenings, weekends, and holidays—students can call anytime to speak directly with a CAMHS Cares Counselor about an urgent concern at 617-495-2042.
Learn more about CAMHS through the following links:
How to Find a Therapist Off Campus