In addition to the short-term counseling services we offer at CAPS, we also provide information regarding longer-term community services. Students often seek off-campus support for conditions that require more intensive or specialized care.
Please note: More specialized, intesive, and/or long term mental health reatment is considered a personal healthcare responsibility and is not a service provided by the University. CAPS can assist you in providing resources and information in regards to connecting to treatment, support, or assistance in the community. Information provded by CAPS does not constitute an official clinical or medical referral.
Additional On Campus Mental Health Resources
In addition to the services offered by CAPS, there are several other amazing mental health resources provided by GW for you to access.
For a full breakdown of GW Mental Health Resources, click the button below!
CAPS is excited to offer GW students access to MiResource. MiResource is a referral management platform designed to match students to the right mental health resources in their community.
Do I need to use my health insurance to help pay for off-campus counseling?
You are not required to use your insurance to help pay for off-campus care, but many people do. You are responsible for paying any fees you incur that are not covered by your health insurance. Click here for information about using your health insurance to pay for counseling
What if I have SHIP?
If you have the student health insurance plan (SHIP) and want to visit an off-campus provider, it is best to find a provider who is in-network with SHIP.
You can access a list of these providers on the Aetna Student Health Website for George Washington University.
What if I am covered by another health insurance?
If you have another insurance policy, you need to determine your policy's requirements by contacting your insurer directly. If you are on your parents' plan, you may have to speak with your parents to gain access to your insurance. Contact us if you need help deciding how to have this conversation with your parents, or if you want us to speak to your parents with your written permission.
Beyond MiResource, how else can I search for off-campus counseling?
To utilize your individual health insurance coverage for counseling, you can also search for mental health providers using your insurance provider’s website. If you’re searching for a counselor, clinical social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist, you’ll likely need to use “Behavioral Health” as a search parameter.
CAPS is also excited to offer our How to Find a Therapist 101 workshop that arms students with information about how to navigate locating a long term therapuetic provider and reccomended resources. We also make our How to Find a Therapist 101 Packet available to the GW community below should you wish to access this informaiton without engaging with CAPS and conduct an independent search.
Please note this packet will be updated each semester and we encourage students to work with CAPS to help them navigate the nuance of locating a therapuetic provider in the DC area.
You are welcome to come in or contact us at [email protected] for support accessing community resources or a mental health provider.
- Meet the CAPS Staff
- COVID-19: Counseling Updates and Resources
- Stepped Care Counseling
- Suicide Prevention
- Additional On and Off-Campus Counseling Resources
- Crisis Hotlines and Resources
- Mental Health Assessments (Suspended)
- Train With Us (Suspended)