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 988 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.


  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
    • 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. Call or text 988. 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—800.799.7233
  • National Child Abuse Hotline—800.843.5678
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline—800.442.4673
  • Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment—888.448.4636
  • Safe Horizon—800.621.HOPE. Provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities.
  • 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.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—800.662.HELP

Domestic Violence

  • Domestic Violence Hotline—800.799.7233 (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: 212.562.5710
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 and Walk-in Assessment
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
Hours: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays
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

Kings County Hospital Emergency Room and Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluations
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
P: 718.245.3131

Long Island Jewish Medical Center – Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 263rd Street
Glen Oaks, Queens
P: 718.470.8100
Hours: Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee: Accepts Medicaid, Medicare and many types of insurance. If no coverage, evaluation is $37.

New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
P: 212.746.0711

Mount Sinai
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.

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.


Anxiety Disorders Association of America
8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite #412
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Information on treatment, self-help groups, and publications

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
55 E Jackson BLVD, Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604
P: 800.826.3632
Offers educational materials and support. Depression Awareness, Recognition, Treatment (DART) Program

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), New York
307 W. 38th St., 8th floor
New York, NY 10018
P: 212.684.3264

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

New York State Psychological Association
P: 518.437.1040
Referrals to psychologists in private practice in New York State.

Battered Women and Co-Dependency

  • Co-dependents Anonymous (CODA)—888.444.2359
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline (Coalition for Abused Women)—800.942.6906; Spanish: 800.942.6906
  • WomanKind (gender-based violence)—888.888.7702

Children / Child Abuse

  • Child Abuse Hotline 800.843.5678

Crisis Intervention

  • American Red Cross (Disaster Services)—877.733.2767
  • Domestic Violence Hotline—800.799.7233  Spanish: 800.942.6908
  • Parent Helpline—855.427.2736
  • Poison Hotline—800.222.1222
  • Special Victims Unit—646-610-7272
  • Suicide Hotlines—988
  • Victims Services Agency Hotline—800.247.8035

Food / Nutrition

  • City Harvest Hunger Hotline—844.995.0989 Text FOOD to 90847
  • Community Food Resource Center—212.894.8094
  • Food Stamp Information (SNAP)
    Bronx and Manhattan: 646.584.1553
    Brooklyn: 646.819.2451 (For Kings County Hospital SNAP services, call 646.771.5620)
    Queens: 646.942.2431
    Staten Island: 929.270.2181

HIV / AIDS Services and Information

  • Gay Men’s Health Crisis Hotline—800.243.7692
  • New York City Department of Health AIDS Hotline—800.541.2437

Housing and Shelter

  • Covenant House (ages 17-24)—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—718.613.4195

Borough Park Area

  • Maimonides Community Health Center—718.283.7879, 718.283.8106

Canarsie / Flatlands Area

  • Kings County Hospital, Psychiatric Emergency—718.245.2727
  • 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
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Rape Crisis Intervention Program (DOVE)—212.305.9060
  • New York City Sex Crimes Report Line—212.267.RAPE
  • Victims of Crime and their Families (Safe Horizon)—866.689.HELP (4357)

Runaway Hotline

  • National Runaway Switchboard—800.786.2929

Substance Abuse / Compulsive Disorders

  • Alcoholics Anonymous—212.870.3400
  • Compulsive Gambling—877.8.HOPENY Text HOPE to 467369
  • Gambling & Chemical Dependency Hotline—800.522.5353
  • National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline—800.662.4357
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration—800.662.HELP

Welfare / ADC

Women’s Health / Family Planning

  • Planned Parenthood at the Margaret Sanger Center—212.965.7000
  • Staten Island Teen RAP—718.667.4357


  • The 10 Minute Mind® is a free daily online guided mindfulness meditation available for the CUNY community to help those who want to feel less stressed and overwhelmed and more in control of their life. Sign up here.
  • Health Science Center at Brooklyn—718.270.1000
  • Heat Line—311
  • Mayor’s Actionline (city services complaints)—311
  • Medicaid Information—800.541.2831
  • Missing Persons—212.694.7782

Brooklyn. All in.