A Quick Guide to Student Wellness Resources
All students will face stress or isolation at some moments in their time at Duke, but they don’t have to deal with it alone. Below is a list of Duke health and wellness resources for students, many of which are also open to faculty and staff.
CAPS: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers many services to Duke students, including telemental-health appointments. Any student can call 919-660-1000 to speak with someone, or for assistance with referrals in your local community. You can also visit the team in person on Monday, 9 am - 6 pm, and Tuesday - Friday, 9 am - 4 p.m. No appointment is needed to get started with CAPS.
DUKEREACH: DukeReach will help you identify support services from among the variety of resources across campus or in your local community. You can contact DukeReach at 919-681-2455 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT HEALTH: Student Health is the primary source for a wide range of health care services for all Duke students. During COVID-19, Student Health remains open for essential services and offers virtual visits, and students may call (919) 681-9355, option 2, during business hours to speak to a triage nurse. For urgent matters after hours, students can always speak to a nurse by calling 919-966-3820.
BLUE DEVILS CARE: 24/7 telemental-health support to all students at no cost, through immediate and scheduled appointments. Visit BlueDevilsCare.duke.edu.
The Campus Center Pharmacy provides prescriptions, over-the-counter medication, and more. The pharmacy is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
DuWell offers self-care advice, mindfulness resources and other services to help you holistically manage daily stress and improve your happiness.
DUKELINE: Textline for Duke students, operated by Duke students. Open daily during the school year from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Text: 984-230-4888.
SA ON-CALL TEAM: Student Affairs has a 24/7 on-call team to support urgent student matters. For urgent concerns after business hours, you may contact the Dean on-Call (cell: 984-287-0300), or if you are living in residential spaces, you may connect with the Residence Coordinator On-Call by contacting your Residential Assistant On-Call or directly through Duke Police (919-684-2444).
IDENTITY AND CULTURAL CENTERS: The Student Affairs Identity and Cultural Centers also serve as important resources and places of connection and support for many of our students. The centers are offering programming and support throughout the year, including summer. Our ICCs include: Center for Multicultural Affairs, Center for Muslim Life, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Duke International Student Center, Jewish Life at Duke, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, and the Women’s Center.
DUKE CHAPEL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE AT DUKE: Duke Chapel and Religious Life at Duke offers a wide range of student support, whether or not you are connected to a religious tradition at all. Visit their website to connect with leaders from any of Duke's diverse faith groups, all of whom are experienced in offering emotional and spiritual care, and a non-anxious presence with a humanistic listening ear, to college-age students.
ACADEMIC DEAN: Your Academic Dean is a key resource when navigating the university. Contact your Academic Dean if you need support with an absence, missed work, or issues such as academic planning, course withdrawals, and leaves of absence as needed. Note that there are separate academic deans for Trinity and Pratt.
RECREATION & PHYSICAL EDUCATION offers a variety of virtual resources and programs to help you stay active and connected to their fitness experts.
Additional State & National Resources
- North Carolina Department Health and Human Services offers crisis services. Anyone may request crisis or emergency services in North Carolina for mental health, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities issues.
- Crisis Textline: Text START to 741-741
- Crisis Textline for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741-741
- SAMHSA National Helpline for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders: 1-800-662-HELP
- National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255) | suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- LGBTQ Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 | TheTrevorProject.org
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 | translifeline.org
- Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, select 1
- The Jed Foundation has many resources for college age students and families. Text “START” to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)