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Crisis Resources

For Mental Health Emergencies

Students should also review Drexel's Emergency Resources to become familiar with the services available if found in an urgent situation.

The following are for Drexel undergraduate and graduate students only:

  • 24/7 Drexel Counseling Center Crisis Line:
  • Counseling Center (during regular business hours):
  • Drexel University Public Safety (if someone's safety is at immediate risk):
    215.895.2222 Or dial 911

Off-Campus Resources

In addition to calling the Counseling Center Crisis Line, you can call or text the following:

  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline):
    988 (U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, Press 1)
  • 24/7 Crisis Text Line
    Text HOME to 741741
  • The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ Youth)
    Text START to 678-678 or call 1.866.488.7386

Local Emergency Rooms and Crisis Response Centers

In addition to the above crisis resources, you can proceed directly to the nearest hospital emergency room, if needed.

We have a number of hospitals within walking distance of campus or within a 10-minute commute from campus, such as:

  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital
    34th and Spruce streets
    Phone: 215.662.3920
  • Hall Mercer Crisis Response Center at Pennsylvania Hospital
    800 Spruce Street
    Phone: 215.829.5433

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.

Sexual Assault Emergencies