Off-Campus Referrals and Hotlines

Personal Counseling
0203 James Hall
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY 11210
P: 718.951.5363

Suicide Threats

All suicide threats or implied threats should be taken seriously. Bring the student to Personal Counseling (0203 James Hall, 718.951.5363); if Personal Counseling is not open, refer the student to a suicide prevention hotline (212.673.3000 or 212.532.2400) or any hospital emergency room.

After-Hours Emergency Information

Your safety and well-being is our most important concern. Because we are available only during specific business hours, we want you to know who you can call and where you can go for assistance at anytime (24 hours per day, seven days per week) in case you need help unexpectedly.


  • NYC Well
    • Confidential phone or text support, 24/365 in the New York / New Jersey area struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol or drug misuse, or any crisis.
    • 888.NYC.Well
    • Text WELL to 65173
    • An experienced counselor listens to the problem and provides referrals to private and public resources.
  • Crisis Text Line
    • Confidential text support, 24/365 anywhere in the United States or Canada for depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol or drug misuse, or any crisis.
    • Text 741741 (text #CUNY to receive CUNY specific resources)
  • 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline—800.621.HOPE (4673)
  • National Child Abuse Hotline—800.4ACHILD
  • National Drug Helpline—800.663.3239
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline—800.HIT.HOME
  • Panic Disorder Information Line—800.64.PANIC
  • Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment—800.822.7422
  • Safe Horizon—800.621.HOPE
  • Samaritans of New York confidential 24-hour hotline—212.673.3000. Trained paraprofessional volunteers offer help on a variety of issues, including depression, suicidal thoughts, grief, sexual issues and alcoholism.
  •—800.SUICIDE (800.784.2433)

Domestic Violence

  • Domestic Violence Hotline—800.621.HOPE (24-hour)

Nearby Hospital Emergency Rooms (24-hour)

  • Kings County Hospital
    451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
    P: 718.245.5209
  • Coney Island Hospital
    2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
    P: 718.616.4375

Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you believe that you may be in danger of harming yourself or anyone else, or call campus security for immediate assistance: 718.951.5444 (24-hour).

Walk-In Clinics

Bellevue Medical Center
First Avenue and East 27th Street
C and D Building, second Floor
New York, NY
P: 212.562.4711
Hours: Mondays–Fridays: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fee to be determined at time of appointment; will accept people with no funds.

Brookdale Hospital Emergency Room
Linden Boulevard and Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11212
P: 718.240.5761

Catholic Charities/Flatlands Guidance Center
2000 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
P: 718.377.5755
Contact: Fred Aiese, CSW/In-take Department
Accepts Medicaid and Medicare, HIP and most insurance. Sliding scale based on income. Fees range from $25 to $90; first three sessions $40 each.

Coney Island Hospital Emergency Room
2601 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
P: 718.616.4375

Downstate Mental Hygiene Association
370 Lenox Road, corner of New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
P: 718.287.4806
Hours: Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Contact: Steven Friedman, Director
Cognitive-behavioral individual/group therapy. Phobia/Anxiety Clinic.

Fees range from $35 to $95, depending on income. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare and Managed Care.

Heights Hill
25 Flatbush Avenue, third floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
P: 718.875.1420
Individual and group psychotherapy
Contact: Susan Shuaman, Director
Fees based on a sliding scale, minimum $10. Fees further reduced for students, including free medication for those eligible.

Interfaith Medical Center
1545 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
P: 718.613.4195

Jewish Board of Brooklyn Family Services
1592 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
P: 718.258.1714
Contact: Paul Benkohl
Services to children and teenagers and their families. Fee on a sliding scale based on ability to pay, starting at no fee for those with no funds.

Jewish Board of Family Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223
P: 718.676.4210
Fees: $25 to $35, based on income. Proof of income needed to establish fee. Various insurance accepted. Individual, family and group psychotherapy.

Kings County Hospital Emergency Room
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
P: 718.245.5209

Long Island Jewish
Hillside Hospital
75-59 263rd Street
Glen Oaks, Queens
P: 718.470.8300
Hours: Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee: Accepts Medicaid, Medicare and many types of insurance. If no coverage, evaluation is $37.

Maimonides Hospital
920 48th Street
Brooklyn, NY
P: 718.283.7879
Hours: Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Fee: Medicaid, Medicare, sliding scale (if no proof of income is available at time of evaluation, the person is billed $225. This will be changed when proof of income is provided to hospital).

New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
P: 212.746.5454
Contact: Lore Stevens or Sandra Puk
Free treatment (antidepressant medication, psychotherapy or both) for eligible participants.

Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
The Center for Adult Psychotherapy
138 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
P: 212.576.4190
Individual and group psychotherapy; specialized clinics for psychoanalysis, brief therapy, addiction, LD, gay and lesbian clients.
Fees based on a sliding scale ($50–$100); in-takes $65. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare and HIP.

Roosevelt Hospital
910 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY
P: 212.523.4000
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
Fees range from $30 to $185, depending on income. Accepts Medicaid and Managed Care. HMOs by referral.

St. Vincent’s Walk-in Clinic
144 West 12th Street
New York, NY
P: 212.604.8137/8257
Hours: Mondays–Fridays, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Fee: Medicaid and Medicare. Sliding scale of $19 to $95, based on ability to pay.

Shapiro Clinic/Brookdale Hospital
Linden Boulevard and Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11212
P: 718.240.5450
Hours: Mondays–Fridays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Individual/group therapy; mobile crisis unit.
Fees: Based on a sliding scale ($0–$30) for those within catchment area. Medicaid and pre-authorized Managed Care.

Sunset Park Mental Health Center
514 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
P: 718.854.1851
Hours: Mondays–Fridays, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Individual and group psychotherapy. Fees based on a sliding scale (minimum $15).
Accepts Medicaid and most major insurance plans.

SUNY Health Science Center, Psychiatry Department
450 Clarkson Avenue, third floor, room A3-474
Brooklyn, NY
P: 718.270.3078
Contact: Michael Berzofsky, Ph.D.
Individual psychotherapy. Fees based on a sliding scale ($1 minimum); psychiatric consults $75.


Alliance for the Mentally Ill, New York
260 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210-1312
P: 518.462.2000 or 800.950.3228

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
P: 301.231.9350
Information on treatment, self-help groups, and publications

National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
100 LaSalle Street #5A
New York, NY 10027
P: 212.241.8924
Offers educational materials and support. Depression Awareness, Recognition, Treatment (DART) Program

National Foundation for Depressive Illness
P.O. Box 2257
New York, NY 10116
P: 800.248.4344; 212.268.4260

National Institute of Mental Health
P: 800.421.4211
Educational materials and advocacy

National Mental Health Association
P: 800.969.NMHA;
New York office: 212.254.0333
Treatment referrals

New York State Psychological Association
P: 800.445.0899
Referrals to psychologists in private practice in New York State.

Battered Women and Co-Dependency

  • Co-dependents Anonymous (CODA)—212.685.3002
  • Domestic Violence Hotline (Coalition for Abused Women)—800.942.6906; Spanish: 800.942.6908
  • Families of Alcoholics (CARES)—800.984.0066
  • Nar-Anon—212.496.4341
  • New York Asian Women’s Center (Asian Battered Women)—212.732.5230
  • Violence Intervention Program (Latin Battered Women)—212.360.5090

Children / Child Abuse

  • Child Abuse Hotline 800.342.3720, 800.422.4453 or 800.4ACHILD

Crisis Intervention

  • American Red Cross (Disaster Services)—212.787.1000
  • Domestic Violence Hotline—800.942.6906; Spanish: 800.942.6908
  • Parent Helpline—212.472.8555, 800.FLA.LOVE
  • Poison Hotline—212.340.4494
  • Special Victims Unit—Manhattan: 212.694.3010; Brooklyn: 718.735.0516
  • Suicide Hotlines—212.673.3000, 718.389.9608
  • Victims Services Agency Hotline—718.783.3700, 212.577.7777

Food / Nutrition

  • City Harvest Hunger Hotline—212.533.6100
  • Community Food Resource Center—212.344.0195
  • Food Stamp Information—718.291.1900
  • Needy Family Food Distribution Program—718.291.1900

HIV / AIDS Services and Information

  • Gay Men’s Health Crisis Hotline—212.807.6655
  • National AIDS Hotline—800.342.2437
  • New York City Department of Health AIDS Hotline—212.447.8200

Housing and Shelter

  • Covenant House (under 21 years of age)—212.727.4000
  • Covenant House (for children in need of housing)—212.613.0300

Mental Health Emergency Resources

Bedford-Stuyvesant / Crown Heights Area

  • Interfaith Hospital, Psychiatric Emergency—718.604.6565

Borough Park Area

  • Maimonides Community Health Center—718.283.7879, 718.283.8106

Canarsie / Flatlands Area

  • Kings County Hospital, Psychiatric Emergency—718.245.3131
  • Brookdale Medical Center, Psychiatric Emergency—718.240.5761

Williamsburg / Bushwick Area

  • Woodhull Hospital, Psychiatric Emergency—718.963.8439
  • Homeless Hotline—800.994.6494

Rape / Sexual Assault

  • Bellevue Hospital Rape Crisis Program—212.562.3435
  • Crime Victims Hotline—212.577.7777
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Rape Crisis Intervention Program—212.305.9060
  • New York City Sex Crimes Report Line—212.267.RAPE
  • New York Hospital Rape Crisis Program—212.746.3104
  • Roosevelt Hospital Rape Crisis Program—212.604.8068
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital Rape Crisis Program—212.604.8068

Runaway Hotline

  • National Runaway Switchboard—800.621.4000

Substance Abuse / Compulsive Disorders

  • Alcohol Hotline—212.252.7022
  • Alcoholics Anonymous—718.339.4777
  • Compulsive Gambling—800.522.4700
  • Drug Treatment—800.522.5353
  • National Council on Alcoholism—800.NCA.CALL
  • National Institute on Drugs—800.662.HELP

Welfare / ADC

  • Welfare, food stamps, heat assistance, Medicaid—718.291.1900

Women’s Health / Family Planning

  • Planned Parenthood at the Margaret Sanger Center—212.274.7200
  • Teen Pregnancy Networks, Staten Island—718.447.7666


  • Health Science Center at Brooklyn—718.270.1000
  • Heat Line—718.291.1900
  • Mayor’s Actionline (city services complaints)—212.788.9600 or 212.311.9600
  • Medicaid Information—718.291.1900
  • Missing Persons—212.374.6913

Brooklyn. All in.