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Counseling & Psychological Services

Crisis Response

Contact Counseling & Psychological Services  

Counseling & Psychological Services

Lawrence Center, Second Level
705 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2301
Fax: 610-436-3114


Crisis Response

After Business Hours

If an emergency of a psychological nature occurs while classes are in session but after business hours:

  • Call WCU Public Safety at 610-436-3311 and the on-call counselor will be paged.
  • Should you feel that the student is in imminent danger, call Public Safety at 610-436-3311, so that transportation to an area hospital can be arranged.
  • If the student is agreeable to having one's parents voluntarily involved, contact the parents in the presence of the student. Never leave a suicidal individual alone while you are making arrangements.

Classes Not in Session

If the emergency occurs when classes are not in session:

  • Call Valley Creek Crisis Center at 610-918-2100. They will dispatch a Mobile Crisis Unit to assist the student, conduct the assessment, and transport the student to the hospital, if deemed necessary.
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