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.
WHAT SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?
- Counselors will provide students with telephone-based appointments or video-based
appointments via Microsoft Teams.
- Counselors will provide emergency call-in telephone-based services to students who
are experiencing 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 for the spring semester have been canceled. We
are exploring ways to offer therapy groups via a video-based platform during the summer
term. We are also exploring ways to offer psychoeducational workshops and presentations
- 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
during the spring semester and assist them with scheduling a telephone- or Microsoft
Teams- based appointment. Please call 706-737-1471 for any questions related to an
already scheduled appointment.
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 appointment. During
this appointment, you and your counselor will determine together which platform (telephone
or Microsoft Teams) will work best for you and your circumstances in terms of future
appointments. Our scheduling staff will provide detailed information on how you can
complete the new client 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.