Augusta University is committed to the development of the whole person.
Our highly trained and experienced staff is available to assist students with a variety
of personal, developmental, and mental health concerns. We provide consultation, individual,
couples, and group therapy, same-day walk-in crisis services, psychiatric services,
and a range of prevention and outreach programming.
SCAPS remains committed to serving Augusta University students amid COVID-19.
SCAPS staff currently adhere to the social distancing recommendations. The two offices
of SCAPS have consolidated on the Summerville Campus, so the SCAPS’ Health Sciences office is closed until further notice. SCAPS counselors are
either working in the office or from home on a rotating schedule.
SCAPS is currently working to identify a telemental health platform for providing telemental health
services. Please stay tuned!
WHAT SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?
· Counselors will provide students with telephone-based consultation appointments.
· Counselors will provide emergency call-in telephone-based services to students who have expressed an emergency, such as thoughts of hurting self or others, experience of trauma, loss and grief, or difficulties
with taking care of basic needs such as food and shelter.
· All therapy groups and workshops are canceled until further notice.
· Students connected with psychiatric services should call Student Health (706-721-3448)
for more information.
WHAT IF I HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT?
SCAPS has been making every effort to contact each student who has a scheduled appointment
in the coming weeks. Students will be offered telephone consultations lasting up to
30 minutes to assess for safety, address acute concerns, and determine a therapeutic
plan. Off-campus referral resources also can be provided via phone consultation. Please
WHAT IF I AM INTERESTED IN A FIRST-TIME APPOINTMENT WITH A COUNSELOR?
If you have not seen a counselor at SCAPS before, or it has been a long time since
you last saw a counselor at SCAPS, and you are interested in getting connected to one, please call 706-737-1471 to be scheduled with a telephone-based consultation. Our
scheduling staff will provide detailed information on how you can complete initial
paperwork and submit it to SCAPS before your appointment.
WHAT IF I HAVE AN EMERGENCY?
SCAPS will assist students with an emergency from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Please call 706-737-1471 to get connected with a counselor on emergency call-in
duty. After hours, please use the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (800-715-4225), which
offers free 24/7 phone counseling and can assist you with locating mental health resources
in your area. You can also download MyGCAL app on your phone.