Crisis Assistance

  • For Medical Emergency Assistance:   

    If you are on campus, contact Campus Safety at 503-768-7777; if necessary, call 911. If you are off-campus, call 911.

    The Health Service is open from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4:00 p.m. on weekdays when undergraduate classes are in session. It is closed in the summer.  

    A Nursing Consultation Service is available 24/7 to all enrolled students; call 1-877-617-9531. A registered nurse will ask questions and help you decide whether you need medical help.  

    If you need to go to a medical facility, see the list of hospitals and immediate care facilities in the area.

    For Psychological Crises:

    During Business Hours -  Students in urgent need of psychological assistance should call the Counseling Service at 503-768-7160. The Counseling Service is open 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, when school is in session. Please note that summer hours are more limited.  

    After Hours - (evenings, weekends, school holidays)                 

    A Crisis Counseling Service is available at 503-265-7804 whenever the Counseling Service is closed or staff are unavailable. Trained mental health staff can assist with concerns.   

    If this is an emergency and the student is on-campus, call Campus Safety at 503-768-7777; or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.  For off-campus emergencies, call 911. Campus Safety cannot respond to off-campus incidents.  

    Mental health consultation is also available 24/7 by calling the Multnomah County Crisis Line (503-988-4888).

    Sexual and Interpersonal Violence:  

    Confidential Advocates (formerly known as SARAs) are trained to respond to and support survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence. Confidential Advocates are available during weekday business hours (check webpage for availability). If this is an emergency or you feel immediately unsafe, you can call 911 or Campus Safety (503-768-7777).

    If you would like to speak to a confidential resource off campus, Call to Safety operates a 24-hr hotline (1-888-235-5333), or contact RAINN (1-800-656-HOPE) for help with finding a local resource in your area.

    For Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Others Concerned About a Student’s Safety: 

    Faculty, staff, parents, and concerned friends may contact the Counseling Service to consult with us during daytime business hours, 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1 -4:30 p.m. on days when undergraduate classes are in session.  (Summer hours are more limited.)

    After hours, concerns about a student’s safety on-campus should be directed to Campus Safety at 503-768-7777. Campus Safety will involve other appropriate staff to respond to the situation.  Mental health consultation is also available via our Crisis Counseling Service at 503-265-7804 or by calling the Multnomah County Crisis Line at 503-988-4888. For off-campus emergencies, call the Multnomah County Crisis Line or call 911. Campus Safety cannot respond to off-campus incidents.  

    (See also Concerned About Someone?).

    Hotlines and Other Useful Emergency Numbers:

    Emergency:  911

    Campus Safety:  503-768-7777  (24-hour service)

    Crisis Counseling Service (available during the day and after hours, whenever Counseling staff are unavailable)     503-265-7804       

    Health Service:  http://www.lclark.edu/offices/student_health_services/  503-768-7165  (8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday)                   

    Multnomah County Crisis Line:  http://web.multco.us/mhas 503-988-4888  (24-hour service)

    Crisis Text Line:  Text the word “START” to 741-741.  Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support for individuals in crisis through texting.  http://www.crisistextline.org/who-we-are/

    • Students of color text “STEVE” to 741741

    National Hopeline:  1-800-273-TALK        1-800-273-8255  (24-hour service)

    Call to Safety:  503-235-5333

    Sexual Assault Resource Center:  503-640-5311

    Trans Lifeline: http://www.translifeline.org 877-565-8860 National Hotline for trans* identified individuals staffed by other trans* identified people.

    The Trevor Project:  1-866-488-7386 provides phone, chat, and text support for LGBTQ+ youth

    • LGBTQIA+ students text “START” to 678678