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University Counseling Center

Our mission is to promote the psychological health and development of the Saint Louis University community using a holistic approach to achieve wellness and educational success. We assist students using culturally competent and evidence-based treatment strategies. It is also our goal to be a visible presence throughout the campus community and build partnerships. Our services include individual and group counseling, case management, crisis management, clinical training of graduate students and wellness education.

Expanded Student Support and Mental Health Resources

Reach out to us here at the University Counseling Center (UCC): You can make an appointment or reach a trained and licensed mental health professional. 24/7 by calling 314-977-TALK (8255). Please press "9" for calls after hours to be connected with a behavioral health nurse. The UCC team recently expanded, adding new staff counselors.

The Dean of Students Office (DOS) team is always ready to help students navigate resources and offer guidance managing health and wellbeing. The team also partners with faculty and staff who may have concerns or questions about supporting our students. Email or call 314-977-9378 to connect to a DOS staff member.

The Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry’s doors are open for those who are looking for extra support during challenging times. Stop by their office in Wuller Hall, or reach them at 314-977-2425 or

SLU School of Medicine Suicide Prevention Resources

Diversity Statement

The University Counseling Center is committed to embracing the unique identities and characteristics of all ethnicities, faiths, orientations and life experiences. Students can expect that our professionals will work with you in a safe and non-judgmental fashion. We will honor and respect your uniqueness while at the same time help you to resolve personal concerns. Our staff members recognize the destructive impact that stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination bring to the world. We strive to create an environment of support and acceptance when working with you.

Connecting to Care

We offer SLU students a variety of treatment options to meet your needs: 

  • The University Counseling Center offers traditional, scheduled appointments. We will transition back to in-person appointments beginning August 2, 2021.
  • Our 24/7 behavioral health nurse triage line will remain available for immediate student consultation at any time by calling 314-977-8255 and pressing Option 9.
  • For students who prefer the convenience of telehealth appointments, you may access our contracted telehealth company (MDLive) for scheduled counseling sessions. SLU pays most of the cost for this service and students only pay a $15 session fee, with no additional billing to insurance. Call 314-977-8255, press Option 9 and ask to schedule a virtual appointment with an MDLive counselor.
  • Students who prefer to discuss personal issues by messaging are encouraged to text “HOME” to 741741 to access a counselor for on-demand assistance.
  • Finally, for students who prefer to meet with an off-campus counselor, you may contact our case manager for help with finding a local referral.

During the academic year we are open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Monday through Friday, except during University holidays. Our summer and winter break hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

See Resources for Students in Crisis

Eckelkamp Cente

University Counseling is located on the second floor of Wuller Hall, which can be accessed through the Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry on West Pine, just west of the clock tower.

Making an Appointment

To talk with the professional staff, make an appointment or ask a question, please call our main phone number at 314-977-8255 (TALK).

Counseling services are available to all students at Saint Louis University free of charge, including those in full-time, part-time, graduate, law, and medical programs. Services to online students/remote learners are governed and at times limited by practice standards and laws of each state.

Scheduling Your Visit
  • To schedule an appointment by phone, call 314-977-8255 (TALK) and press Option # 0 (zero).

  • To schedule an appointment using our online scheduling system, click on this link:, then open the “Registration Forms and Schedule Appointment” tab, complete the screens, and select your own appointment.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment
  • Your appointment will typically last 30-50 minutes.
  • You will be asked to complete some forms.
  • You will receive a diagnostic interview.
  • Your provider will recommend treatment and follow-up options.
  • In some cases, you may be referred to a physician and/or psychiatrist as part of your care.
If You Need to Change an Appointment

Call 314-977-8255 (TALK) at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or change appointments.

An Intro to the UCC in ASL

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