Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Counseling and Mental Health Services provides services to students year-round. Short-term counseling is available for a wide variety of concerns, including:

  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Depression, anxiety, or stress
  • Mental health concerns affecting academics or work
  • Loss/bereavement
  • Relationship concerns and sexual health
  • Concerning issues around food or alcohol and/or other substances.

To learn how to get started at CAMHS, students can visit the CAMHS website:

In general, CAMHS services include the following:

  • CAMHS Cares Line 24/7 for students – 617.495.2042
  • Short-term Counseling with our staff of psychologists, social workers, and licensed mental health clinicians.
  • Prescribers include psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and medical residents who conduct psychopharmacology evaluations and offer prescription management.
  • Referrals outside HUHS for longer-term counseling with providers and experts in the surrounding communities.
  • Virtual Workshops to learn coping skills/psychoeducation and Support Groups to address a variety of mental health concerns and topics (see CAMHS calendar)
  • Urgent Care appointments during regular business hours (M-F)-always call ahead!

Students may also use the anonymous mental health screener that may help them decide to try counseling or other supports and/or CAMHS resources.

Please view the CAMHS website for details on operating hours. All visits are confidential, and mental health records are held separately from the rest of a student’s medical record in HUHS, except for information on medications. CAMHS also offers services at satellite HUHS sites, such as the Longwood Medical Area and/or Harvard Law School.