Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) promotes the wellbeing of Humboldt students through outreach, consultation, educational and counseling services.  

Our counseling services are available to regularly enrolled students from Cal Poly Humboldt. There are no per-session charges for these services.  Click to learn about CONFIDENTIALITY of counseling services.

CAPS has two physical locations on campus, our main site is the second floor of the Health and Counseling (SHC) building located to the left of Plaza Circle, a bit north of the Humboldt Library. CAPS also has a second location across campus at BSS 208. 

To schedule a first time appointment or re-establish counseling, you can call us at (707)826-3236 during business hours, come to a CAPS location during business hours, or email us at  

 CAPS Business Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:45 am-12 pm, 1 pm-4:15 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9:45 am - 12pm, 1 pm - 4:15 pm 

We have provided many useful resources and tools on this website to promote wellbeing and to help with common life struggles. See the self-help section for a list of topics, as well as our prezis listed under "counsel from your couch."  

Click on this link to learn more about some of the limitations of Humboldt community health care.


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To access health records, appointments, messages:


Do you need to Talk Now?  Access 24/7 help:



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The above website includes Medical and Health Education Services

For numerous life / self-care resources, ranging from childcare to safety, check out Humboldt's:

Basic Needs Website


To "Talk Now" to a mental health counselor, regularly enrolled students may go to:

Police (Public Safety)

  • 911 in an emergency
  • Cal Poly Humboldt Police 707.826.5555 
  • Arcata Police Dept 707.822.2428
  • Eureka Police Dept  707.441.4060
  • Humboldt Co. Sheriff's Office 707.445.7251

Humboldt County Mental Health

  • 707.268.2900
  • 707.445.7715 (24/7 County Crisis Line)

Local Hospitals

  • Mad River Community Hospital, Arcata 707.822.3621
  • Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka 707.445.8121