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Crisis Resources


(Drexel students only)

  • Counseling Center:
  • After-Hours Emergency On-Call:
  • Public Safety:
  • Or dial 911

Philadelphia Crisis Resources

  • Philadelphia Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotline:

National Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Available 24/7:
    800.273.TALK (800.273.8255)
  • Crisis Text Line Available 24/7:
    Text HOME to 741741
    Text STEVE for students of color
  • Veterans Crisis Line:
    800.273.8255 and press 1, or text 838255
    You can also chat online at
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866.4.U.TREVOR (866.488.7386)

Sexual Assault Emergencies

  • Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center:
    215.425.1625 for an on-call Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
  • Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence 24-hour hotline:
  • Drexel Counseling Center Sexual Assault and Violence Information:
    Visit this Page for Resources

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. However, if it is after normal business hours, you may call the on-call counselor at 215.416.3337 (for Drexel University students only).

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


Crisis response centers are similar to an emergency room, and are 24-hour psychiatric emergency services where individuals experiencing behavioral health crises receive evaluation, treatment, and referral for additional care. Below is a list of crisis centers and hospitals in the Philadelphia area, near and around campus. 

University City Area

  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital
    34th and Spruce streets
    Emergency Room: 215.662.3920
  • Presbyterian Hospital
    N. 39th and Market streets
    Emergency Room: 215.662.8215

Center City / South Philadelphia Area

  • Pennsylvania Hospital
    Spruce Street, First Floor
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    11th and Chestnut streets
    Emergency Room: 215.955.6840

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

  • Friends Hospital
    4641 Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Einstein Medical Center
    5501 Old York Rd.
  • Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus
    100 E. Lehigh Ave.