Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

Emergency Contact Information



(Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

In addition to ongoing counseling appointments, Counseling & Psychological Services is available for immediate crisis intervention for Fairfield University students. Our office is located in Dolan Hall (near the Health Center). For more information or immediate assitance, come to C&PS or call (203) 254-4000 x2146


Immediate Care Hours

(Monday - Friday 1 - 4 p.m.)

We also have designated times when no appointment is needed to meet with a counselor. Our immediate care hours are Monday-Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. For more information or immediate assistance, visit or call (203) 254-4000 ext. 2146.


After Hours

(Weekdays after 4:30 p.m. & Weekends)

For psychological emergencies that occur in the evenings or on weekends, contact the Department of Public Safety at (203) 254-4090 and an officer will meet you at your location. The officer will provide support and contact the on-call counselor if indicated.


Other Emergency Options (On-Campus)


Other Emergency Options (Off-Campus)

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (En Espanol)
  • Center for Family Justice (a rape crisis center) for immediate and long-term advocacy and support (24 Hour hotline) 1-888-999-5545
  • Bridgerport Hospital Emergency Room (203) 384-3566
  • St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Room (203) 576-6000


Tips for Managing A Crisis

  • Ask for help
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Don't make hasty decisions
  • Don't isolate yourself
  • Keep your regular meal and sleep times
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Talk to family and friends
  • Remember to breathe deeply

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