Urgent Care (Crisis Care)

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If this is a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

UW Mental Health Support 24/7

All current students can access 24/7 on-demand counseling support with a trained counselor

Bilingual services in English and Spanish

Students Call or Text 888-531-2142


Chat through UW Mental Health Support 24/7 Portal

CTC Urgent Care 

Monday through Friday 12 - 4 PM, Centennial Hall 2106

Urgent Care is for students experiencing a mental health crisis. Examples of a crisis include: suicidal thoughts, concerns about your own safety, thoughts or urges to harm another person, recent loss or a recent traumatic event. The focus of this appointment is on addressing and supporting your immediate needs.

These drop-in appointments are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are considering urgent care but are unsure if it is the right support for you, a counselor can assist with connecting you to the appropriate care.  If our clinicians determine that your current situation is not emergent, we can assist with scheduling you with the right resource. 

Additional Contacts

24/7 support is available through community, regional, and nationwide resources.  These resources are accessible to anyone and not limited to UWL Students. Some resources may be more accessible or comfortable to contact based on your identity.   

  • La Crosse County Mobile Crisis:  608-784-HELP (4357)
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Call or Text):  988
  • Trevor Project:  1-866-488-7386
  • Crisis Text Line:  Text "HOPELINE" at any time to 741741
    • Support for folks of Color, Text "STEVE" any time to 741741 
  • 211 (Great Rivers 211) 
  • 608-789-9000 (University Police)