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Counseling Services

Emergency and Crisis Services

No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer.  There are people who can help! 


The CWU counseling clinic is open Monday-Friday 9a-1p during Winter Break. If you are in crisis during clinic hours you can come in at any time during office hours, no appointment needed.  During Covid-19, if you are able to call in from a safe location, it is preferred, but if not, please come into the office ASAP.  Below is the Counseling Services' contact information:

CWU Student Counseling Clinic
Contact Information:
400 E. University Way
Corner of 11th and Poplar
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7585
Phone: (509) 963-1391

Here are available crisis lines you can call if the counseling clinic is not open:

TalkNow through WildcatCARE365
(on-demand, video counseling with a licensed counselor; no charge to enrolled CWU students)
Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health:
Ellensburg - (509) 925-4168
Cle Elum - (509) 674-2881
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

Crisis Text Line: Text  741741 when in crisis.  Available 24/7 in the USA.  A live trained counselor will receive the text and respond quickly.  Service is free of charge.  Cell phone plans with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon  are free if texting to 741741. 

Other Mental Health Support Options:
Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 (LGBTIQ+ crisis line)
Trans Crisis Line: 877-565-8860 (7a-1p Pacific Time)
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 and Press “1” or send text to 838255
Lifeline: 800-799-4889 (TTY or text)
En Español 888-628-9454
Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (with interpreters if needed)


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