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Skidmore College
Counseling Center

For the Fall 2020 Semester

Our emergency on-call service is available to assist with crises and situations of overwhelming acute distress 24 hrs/day. Call the main Counseling Center number at 518-580-5555 and follow the prompts to connect with the appropriate emergency resource. If an immediate in-person response is required, please contact Campus Safety at 518-580-5567.

Emergency Appointments

Same‐day emergency appointments are available for situations involving danger to self or others, recent experiences of sexual misconduct, or a recent physical assault. To access one of these appointments, students should come to the Counseling Center in‐person and request an emergency appointment at the front desk. Emergency appointments are held at 3:00 pm or more immediately as appropriate. Our office coordinator will be happy to offer assistance.

For emergency assistance after normal business hours, via telephone, students should contact the Counseling Center main number (518‐580‐5555) and follow the prompts to access the appropriate resource.

Important Numbers

Counseling Center


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line is a free service. To use, text HOME to 741741, a trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. More information can be found here on the Crisis Text Line website.

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