Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential counseling and psychiatric services to Stanford University students who have paid the Vaden health fee. CAPS also offers:
24/7 crisis support
Initial and follow-up consultations
Medication management* (fees apply)
Care management consultation and help with treatment planning
Referral assistance to find care in a student’s local community
Call 650-723-3785 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST), Monday through Friday, to schedule an appointment.
For more information about CAPS services, please visit https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps.
For information about CAPS resources, please visit https://vaden.stanford.edu/health-resources/mental-health.
For information about ADHD resources for Stanford students, please visit https://vaden.stanford.edu/health-resources/mental-health/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder.
Confidential Support Team
Confidential Support Team (CST) offers a confidential “first stop” for students impacted by sexual and relationship violence.
The following services are available to all students, regardless of location, via phone or Zoom video:
Brief counseling support
Help with understanding rights and reporting options,
Obtaining academic and residential support
Connecting to medical care
Obtaining a forensic exam
Addressing safety concerns
Support in connecting with other resources as needed.
24/7 Hotline: 650-725-9955
Call the CST hotline for urgent support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After-hours or when CST is not immediately available, the hotline is answered by ProtoCall, a national provider of on-call behavioral health services. ProtoCall’s licensed counselors provide immediate assistance to callers and share information about the call with CST for follow-up the next business day as appropriate.
For life-threatening emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. For non-emergency assistance, call Stanford’s Confidential Support Team 24/7 Hotline at 650-725-9955.
For more information about CST services, please visit https://vaden.stanford.edu/cst.
Graduate Life Office (GLO)
The Graduate Life Office (GLO) is a division of the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. GLO serves the entire graduate student population at Stanford and their families. GLO deans are a source of comprehensive, impartial guidance and information related to all aspects of your life as a graduate student. GLO is available to answer questions, resolve problems, and provide advice. If they cannot answer your question, they will find out who can.
If you are in a crisis and need immediate assistance, you may page the Graduate Life Dean on call 24/7 by following the instructions below. If you can wait a few hours or until the next business day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and a GLO Dean will get back to you.
PREFERRED METHOD: Text the GLO pager at 25085[at]pageme.stanford.edu. Include your name and reason for paging in the message.
Call the GLO pager at 650-723-7288. You will reach a Stanford operator. Provide pager ID #25085 and indicate that you need to contact the graduate dean-on-call.
For more information about GLO, please visit https://glo.stanford.edu/.
Office of Accessible Education
Office of Accessible Education (OAE) promotes an accessible and inclusive environment for all students with disabilities, including academic and housing accommodations. For more information, please visit https://oae.stanford.edu/.
Office of the Ombudsperson
The office assists members of the School of Medicine community with any work-related difficulty, including interpersonal conflict or misunderstandings, as well as academic or administrative concerns.
The Ombudsperson may serve as an intermediary, mediator, facilitator, and informal information gatherer or simply as a listener. The Ombudsperson has no authority to take action. However, it has access to anyone in the School for informal resolution of concerns and disputes. Consistent with the neutrality of the Ombudsperson and the confidential nature of the process, communication to the Ombudsperson does not put Stanford University or the School of Medicine on notice of the content of the communication.
To make an appointment with the Stanford University School of Medicine ombudsperson, please email James Laflin (embed email email@example.com), School of Medicine Ombudsperson. For more information, visit https://med.stanford.edu/ombuds.
Office of Religious & Spiritual Life
Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL) is a place to discover and cultivate communities of welcome and belonging. Join ORSL for a series of online gatherings. Sign up for individual spiritual care, meet with a student-led religious organization, or drop into a yoga or mindfulness meditation class online. For more information, please visit https://orsl.stanford.edu/.
Queer Student Resources
Queer Student Resources (QSR) is a community center located on the second floor of the Firetruck House in a space that we call “QSpot.” QSR is a community center for students celebrating, questioning, investigating, and/or struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Please visit https://www.qspot.online/ for more information. For information about programs, events, and resources, please visit https://www.qspot.online/resources.
Weiland Health Initiative
Weiland Health Initiative is a collective of medical providers, mental health professionals, staff, students, and community leaders representing a partnership between multiple campus departments, including Vaden Health Center and Queer Student Resources. For more information, please visit https://weiland.stanford.edu/.
Well-Being at Stanford Coaching
Well-Being at Stanford Coaches are experts in the change process and serve as skilled partners to help students make shifts in beliefs and behaviors to improve overall well-being, or simply offer support when struggling. With them, students can clarify values, set goals and priorities, talk through challenges, and creating visions for well-being. For more information, please visit https://vaden.stanford.edu/well-being/coaching.
Scheduling an Appointment
To make an appointment, please contact CAPS Front Desk at 650-723-3785 and specify you are a School of Medicine student seeking an appointment with MHT.
Sessions with members of MHT remain cost-free for current MD, MSPA, SoM BioSci MS, and SoM BioSci PhD students regardless of insurance coverage.
Students must be in the state of California when engaging in MHT telehealth treatment services. If you are located outside of California, MHT can provide you with telehealth Care Management services to help you connect with resources in your local area and temporarily support your needs while you are seeking local care.