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If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency please call 911 for immediate assistance, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

 The Counseling Center offers 24-hour crisis (emergency) counseling for enrolled students or for those who are concerned about an enrolled student. While most counseling services are scheduled on an appointment basis, there may be crisis situations that require immediate or same-day intervention. You can call the Counseling Center at 603-646-9442, or come to our office (2nd floor of Dick's House), and inform our staff that you have an urgent concern and need to speak with the Counselor On-Call.

An emergency might involve:

  • Thoughts and/or plans to hurt yourself or someone else
  • Engaging in a behavior that is life threatening
  • If you have been assaulted, physically or sexually

Counseling Center Phone Number and Hours:   

Phone: 603-646-9442


  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (fall, winter, spring terms)
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (summer term and term breaks)

Accessing the Counselor On-Call After Hours/Weekends/Holidays:

  • Call the Dick's House Inpatient Nursing Department (IPD): (603-646-9440) (fall, winter, spring terms)
  • Call Safety & Security: 603-646-4000 (summer term, term breaks, holidays)

What to Expect:

The Counselor On-Call will help you determine what care you need and how and where to get it. At times, just talking through a crisis situation with the counselor is all that is needed. The Counselor On-Call will help determine if further intervention is appropriate. For instance, the Counselor On-Call may help a distressed student formulate a plan, including resources for support, to get through a night or weekend.   


Emergency Numbers:

Counselor-on-Call (S&S Dispatch): 603-646-3333
Safety and Security 24-hours a day: 603-646-3333
Inpatient Department (IPD): 603-646-9440
Dean-on-Call (S&S Dispatch): 603-646-3333
Hanover Police (emergency) or ambulance: 911
Hanover Police non-emergency: 603-643-2222
Dartmouth Hitchcock Emergency Room: 603-650-7000


Other Dartmouth Resources:

Division of Student Affairs: 603-646-2243
Title IX Coordinator - Allison O'Connell: 603-646-0922
Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office: 603-646-3482
Institutional Diversity & Equity: 603-646-3197
Tucker Center: 603-646-3780


These services are also always available to you:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673) (
Use this tool to find help near you. This list is made up of independent sexual assault service providers, including National Sexual Assault Hotline affiliate organizations and other local providers. Staff at these programs are dedicated to helping survivors in your area.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 (
Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Dating Abuse Helpline (  Call: 866-331-9474 or Text: LOVEIS to 22522
Our trained peer advocates are available 24/7/365 to offer education, support and advocacy to teens and young adults, as well as their concerned friends and family members, who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information about dating abuse to service providers, counselors, teachers and members of law enforcement.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 800-662-HELP (4357) (
SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.





Last Updated: 1/31/18