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Behavioral Emergencies

If you are in a Crisis Situation please call 9-1-1.

College life can be very stressful and demanding. Help in addressing this stress is just a phone call away. We can assist you in your journey and provide necessary intervention or relief to help you stay on track.

RUEMS has partnered with Residence Life, Student Health Services and University Behavioral Health Center (UBHC), to provide emergency behavioral and emotional heath services to the Rutgers Community.

Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
856-225-6111
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
973-972-4491
Rutgers University-Newark
973-353-5111
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
732-932-7211

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone
During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, update your emergency-notification information (NetID Required).

Program the Alternate
Public Safety Numbers into Your Cellular Phone

Download a Printable Roster

How to Request Assistance

There are many ways to obtain assistance.

  • You can make an appointment for counseling by calling the main counseling office at 848-932-7884.
  • You can also stop in at the counseling office located at 17 Senior Street in New Brunswick during office hours.
  • For non-emergency situations, you can contact the Dispatch & Communications Center at 732-932-7211 and an EMS supervisor can perform a screening and assist in making contact with UBHC.
  • You may also contact UBHC directly at 732-235- 5700.

After 4:30pm and on Weekends:

Call the 24-hour emergency hotline at 855-515-5700 which is professionally staffed by the local community mental health center. (NOTE: This is primarily for people in the New Brunswick/ Piscataway/Middlesex County area. If you are from another area, please call the local hospital emergency room, or look in the “Emergency numbers” section at the front of your telephone directory for a local service.)

Other Resources

Depending on the nature of your situation, you may also wish to contact any of the following resources:

  • Rutgers Police Department: 732-932-7211
  • Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance:
    848-932-1181
  • Suicide / Crisis Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Hotline): 866-488-7386
  • Rape Crisis Hotline: 210-349-7273
  • RW Johnson University Hospital: 732-828-3000
  • St. Peters Medical Center: 732-745-8600
  • Rutgers Health Services: 848-932-7402
  • HIV/STI Hotline: 800-624-2377
  • Compulsive Gambling: 800-426-2537
  • Eating Disorders: 800-522-2230
  • LGBTQ Helpline: 973-285-1595
  • Poison Control: 973-285-1595
  • Dean of Students Office: 848-932-2300