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In Case Of Emergency

  • Drexel Counseling Center (University City campus):  215.895.1415
  • Drexel Counseling Center (Center City campus): 215.762.7625
  • After-Hours On-call Counselor:  215.416.3337  (for Drexel students only)
  • Drexel Public Safety:  215.895.2222

If you or someone you know is experiencing a psychological emergency (for example: feeling suicidal, experiencing psychotic symptoms, or having a substance related crisis) we recommend that you go to the nearest emergency room for an immediate evaluation. If you are on campus, you may call Drexel Public Safety at (215) 895-2222 to help transport you, or call 911.

At times you may be unsure of what to do in a specific situation. If this occurs during normal business hours, you may call the Counseling Center at (215) 895-1415 on the University City campus, or (215) 762-7625 on the Center City campus. However, if it is after normal business hours, you may call the On-Call Counselor at (215) 416-3337 (for Drexel University students only), or the Philadelphia Suicide and Crisis Center at (215) 686-4420.

Under any circumstances if you or someone you know are in danger call 911 immediately!

Crisis Response Centers and Emergency Rooms

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Psychiatric Emergency Room
    34th and Spruce Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 662-2121

  • Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Room
    38th and Powelton Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 662-8000

  • Center City / South Philadelphia Area
    Hall Mercer CRC
    8th and Locust Streets
    (215) 829-5433

  • Southwest / West Philadelphia Area
    Mercy Hospital CRC
    54th and Cedar
    (215) 748-9525

  • North Philadelphia Area
    Temple University Hospital CRC
    Broad and Ontario
    (215) 707-2577

  • Germantown / Roxborough Area
    Einstein CRC (city-wide for children)
    Broad and Olney
    (215) 456-7430

  • Northeast Philadelphia Area
    Larkspur CRC at Friends Hospital
    4641 Roosevelt Blvd.
    (215) 831-4616

Suicide Hotlines

  • National Hopeline
    1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433
    24 hours/ 7 days per week
    After initial routing, connects with a national hotline center which can provide support and access to national databases for local resource information.

  • Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
    24 hours/ 7days per week

    One of the National Hopeline's agencies, this short-term crisis line can provide support if you are feeling suicidal, or just to talk to a person if in need.

  • In Philadelphia / Bala Cynwyd Area
    (215) 879-4402, (610) 649-5250
    11 am- 7 pm/ 7 days per week

    These numbers may be busy or go unanswered at times because the service provided is a “talk line,” where people can call (daily if needed) to talk with someone and receive support.

  • Philadelphia Suicide and Crisis Center
    (215) 686-4420
    24 hours/ 7 days per week

    A crisis and suicide intervention line. They will assess the acuity of the situation and provide recommendations for the next step. They can also arrange for on-site intervention by a mobile crisis team who can evaluate, refer, transport to CRC, and help family and friends initiate a hospitalization process if appropriate.

Sexual Assault

  • Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC) located next to the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit (SVU), at 100 E. Lehigh Avenue in East Kensington. The mission of the PSARC is to provide medical care and forensic examinations to victims of sexual assault in a private and personal setting designed to minimize stress or further trauma to the victim. PSARC has specially trained nurses on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who will perform a rape exam, collect evidence, and provide advice and counseling referrals to victims of rape and sexual violence. The PSARC on-call response is activated through the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit. PSARC can be reached at 215-425-1625 or Victims can also call SVU at 215-685-3250, 51, or 52 for additional advice and direction. Transportation is available through Drexel Public Safety. 
  • Women Organized Against Rape
    1233 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 985-3333
    A 24-hour hotline to advise on what to do if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted. It also provides free follow-up care after an initial crisis evaluation and hospital care; can meet victims at the hospital and facilitate an investigation; and offers both group and individual treatment for victims, perpetrators, and family of rape survivors.

Local Sliding Scale Providers

  • Penn Council for Relationships
    4025 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 382-6680

  • Temple University Community Counseling Clinic
    Weiss Hall, 13th Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave
    Philadelphia., PA 19122
    (215) 204-7331

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Center for Brief Therapy
    4190 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 871-6487

  • Philadelphia Mental Health Center
    1235 Pine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 735-9379

  • Women's Therapy Center
    The Philadelphia Building
    1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1517
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 567-1111

  • Cognitive Therapy Clinic
    University of Pennsylvania
    (215) 573-5803