Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
UH Counseling and Psychological Services offers crisis support by phone 24/7 at 713-743-5454. CAPS is also available to also assist if you are concerned about a fellow student who may be struggling or in crisis. From more traditional individual and couples counseling to workshops, group therapy, and single-session therapy, CAPS offers a dynamic array of services to students.
Togetherall: Peer Support Mental Health Chat
Togetherall is a diverse and safe online community – a place where students can feel safe to share their feelings, support each other, and start to feel better. The platform expands the role and reach of peer support to populations large and small. Students benefit from this online peer-to-peer community by receiving and providing support 24/7.
Welltrack Boost: Interactive Self-Help Therapy
Welltrack Boost is a self-guided web application or mobile app that helps individuals assess, understand, and work on their own behavioral health and wellness.
The “Let’s Talk” program provides daily, easy access to informal confidential consultations with CAPS therapists. Consultations are free of charge, and no appointment or paperwork is needed. Let’s Talk is offered multiple times per week.
Grief Support Groups are available for students who want to process their emotions in a shared setting with fellow community members. This is a discussion-based support group.
Student Health Center Psychiatry Clinic
Student Health Center Psychiatry Clinic is available to currently enrolled UH students. Call 713-743-5149 during clinic hours.
UH Health Family Care Center
UH Health Family Care Center offers affordable, comprehensive primary care services in one convenient location. Staffed by physicians from the Fertitta Family College of Medicine, the UH Family Care Center offers outpatient mental health services, integrated behavioral health services and psychiatry.
A.D. Bruce Religion Center
A.D. Bruce Religion Center offers spiritual support and a variety of programs centered on well-being.
UH Wellness Consultation Service
UH Wellness offers one-on-one consultations for students on a variety of health and wellness issues. Students can talk with a professional to get advice or learn about options, get questions answered or discuss an issue they are dealing with.
UH Care Team
Cougars in Recovery
Cougars in Recovery provides students in recovery from addiction a safe and substance-free environment that assists and supports them as they pursue their academic and professional goals, walk the path of recovery and participate in the diverse social opportunities available on campus.
The Harris Center
The Harris Center offers a wide variety of mental health services to Harris County – from inpatient and outpatient treatment to education and counseling. Multiple locations are available in the Houston area and services are cost-effective. The Harris Center does not deny services based on a patient’s inability to pay. You can find the nearest center at:
Southeast Community Service Center
5901 Long Drive Houston, Texas 77087
The Justin Dart, Jr. Student Accessibility Center can be contacted for accommodations for temporary physical impairment, a learning disability or psychological disorder.
Excused Absence Policy
Absences will be excused for medical reasons, among others, in accordance with the University of Houston Undergraduate Excused Absence Policy, which applies to all undergraduate courses in all delivery modes.
Mental Health Focused Registered Student Organizations (RSO)
Active Minds is an organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.
Cats for Mental Health is an organization that will educate students about the importance of mental health as it relates to animal therapy, specifically felines. We will work directly with veterinary organizations and animal rescue groups in Houston to raise awareness for cat care and anti-animal cruelty.
Cougar Connect is here to create a community where students feel heard and supported.
Mindful Coogs Student Organization (MCSO) advocates mindfulness to students, faculty, and staff in order to spread awareness of mental health and well-being.
Mindversity is a student-based organization created to bridge the gap between students and mental health resources. By recognizing the ongoing issues around mental health, we hope to foster a safe and educational environment in which all students feel welcomed.
The Syndicate of Black Psychologists at UH purpose is to create a network for aspiring Black Psychologists.
destigmatize mental health among minorities, and promote/advocate for there being Black people in psychological professions.
VOICES (volunteer organization involving community engagement and service), promoting the VOICE of the community. Service-learning organization focusing on healthy living, mental health, health education, mentorship, community development and advocacy.