Welcome to CAPS

CAPS offers confidential free professional mental health services to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Penn.

Our goal is to assist students in their adjustment to university life and help them take full advantage of the academic and social environment at Penn. Students can learn to manage personal problems and situational crises effectively, learn strategies to cope with academic stress, and develop self awareness, personal responsibility, and skills for life-long learning.

If you are experiencing an emergency that cannot wait until our next day office hours, please call the HUP operator at 215-349-5490 and ask for the CAPS clinician on call.  Please note that this HUP operator number is only for emergencies.  If you are calling regarding an appointment, a prescription or other non-urgent issues, please call during regular office hours at 215-898-7021.

Next I CARE Training Sessions for Faculty and Staff:
Friday, December 5th, 9am - 4pm, location to be announced (click here to register).
Monday, January 12th at Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, 3205 Walnut Street (click here to register).

More information on caps


133 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2nd and Mezzanine Floors
(across from the Bookstore and Cosi, Ann Taylor Loft is on ground floor)

New Hours:
9am - 5pm Mon, Tues, Fri
9am - 7pm Wed, Thur

215  898-7021
Fax: 215 573-8966
Email: caps@pobox.upenn.edu (for an appointment, please call, do not email)

After Hours & Weekend Emergencies: 215 349-5490