Phone: (805) 756-2511           (24-7 crisis line)

Fax:     (805) 756-6525

8 AM - 4:30 PM | Mon

8 AM - 4:30 PM | Tue

9 AM - 4:30 PM | Wed

8 AM - 4:30 PM | Thurs

8 AM - 4:30 PM | Fri

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Suicide Prevention


If You Are Having Thoughts of Suicide

PLEASE contact someone who can help NOW.

Students often face challenges and stress that can, over time, begin to feel overwhelming or impossible to cope with. We want you to know that there are resources available to help you cope. 



  • Come in to Counseling Services and tell the front desk that you are currently in crisis
  • Call 911 (any Police Department that responds can help you, including University Police) 


RESOURCES AVAILABLE 24/7 (Click on the box for numbers and information)

Cal Poly Counseling Services

805-756-2511 and select option 2

  • This will automatically forward you to the 24/7 Cal Poly after-hours crisis line that is staffed by live, licensed counselors

SLO Crisis Hotline (Hablamos español)


  • Hablamos español

Crisis Textline

Text START to 741741

  • No charge for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon plans 
  • Available 24/7 in the U.S.
  • Note: This may not work on a pre-paid phone or any plan that does not allow "shortcodes"
  • See for more information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

  • Services are available in over 150 languages, including for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

Hablar con alguien en espanol

877-SUICIDA (877-784-2432)

Trevor Lifeline (for young LGBTQ adults)


Trans Lifeline


Nurse Response Line



If you or someone you know is an imminent danger to themselves or someone else, go to the nearest ER or call 911

For a general non-emergency where police assistance might still be needed, call University Police Department by dialing 911 or (805) 756-2281 (on campus). 



This app provides information, tools, and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. The app contains information such as warning signs, Dos and Don’ts, and what to do to get help.

This app helps you create a plan of safety around your suicidal thoughts and allows you to be able to quickly contact three people you trust during times when you feel concerned for your safety.










Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Local Hospital Emergency Rooms - Open 24/7

French Hospital Emergency Services 
(805) 542-6378
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
(805) 546-7600

1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Inpatient Mental Health Facilities

San Luis Obispo Community Mental Health Services
(805) 781-4711
2178 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
(805) 569-8339

400 W. Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105




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About Us

  • Location

    Building 27 - Health Center

  • Phone

    24/7 Support
    Health: 805.756.1211
    Counseling: 805.756.2511
    Wellbeing: 805.756.6181
    Safer: 805.756.2282

  • Hours

    Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM;
    Wed 9 AM - 4:30 PM

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