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In Case of Emergency


(Drexel students only)

  • Student Health Center:
    University City Science Center
    3401 Market St., Suite 105B
  • Public Safety:
    Call to request "medical transport"
    to the Student Health Center
  • Or dial 911


(Drexel students only)

  • Counseling Center (University City):
  • Counseling Center (Center City):
  • After-Hours Emergency On-Call:
  • Public Safety:
  • Or dial 911

National Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    800.273.TALK (800.273.8255)
  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text HOME to 741741
    from anywhere in the U.S.

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 you can 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.

For non-emergency medical assistance outside of the Drexel Student Health Center hours of operation, view After-Hours Urgent and Emergent Care Information.

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


University City Area

  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital
    34th and Spruce streets
    Emergency Room: 215.662.3920
    Psychiatric Emergency Evaluation Center: 215.662.2121

  • Presbyterian Hospital
    N. 39th and Market streets
    Emergency Room: 215.662.8215

Center City / South Philadelphia Area

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    11th and Chestnut streets
    Emergency Room: 215.955.6840

  • Hall Mercer Crisis Response Center
    8th and Locusts streets

Southwest / West Philadelphia Area

  • Mercy Hospital
    54th St. and Cedar Ave.
    General Information: 215.748.9000
    Psychiatric Crisis Response Center: 215.748.9525

North Philadelphia Area

  • Temple University Hospital
    Broad and Ontario streets
    General Information: 215.707.2000
    Psychiatric Crisis Response Center: 215.707.2577

Northeast Philadelphia Area

  • Larkspur Crisis Response Center
    Friends Hospital Behavioral Health System
    4641 Roosevelt Blvd.

Germantown / Roxborough Area

  • Einstein Crisis Response Center (city-wide for children)
    1 Penn Blvd. (near the intersection of Broad and Olney streets)

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/7 days per week
    One of the national Hopeline agencies, this short-term crisis line can provide support if you are feeling suicidal or just to talk to a person if in need.
  • Carelines (Philadelphia/Bala Cynwyd area)
    215.879.4402, 610.649.5250
    11 a.m.- 7 p.m./ 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
    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)
    100 E. Lehigh Avenue, East Kensington (next to the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit)
    Victims: 215.685.3250, 215.685.3251, 215.685.3252
    24 hours/7 days per week

    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 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. Transportation is available through Drexel Public Safety.
  • Women Organized Against Rape
    1233 Locust St.
    24 hours/7 days per week
    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 Mental Health Providers

  • Penn Council for Relationships
    4025 Chestnut St.

  • Temple University Community Counseling Clinic
    Weiss Hall, 13th St. and Cecil B. Moore Ave.

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Center for Brief Therapy
    4190 City Ave.

  • Philadelphia Mental Health Center
    1235 Pine St.

  • Women's Therapy Center
    The Philadelphia Building
    1315 Walnut St., Suite 1517

  • Cognitive Therapy Clinic
    University of Pennsylvania