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Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, contact the Department of Public Safety at 203-254-4090, call 911 (Emergency Services), or dial 988 (National suicide prevention lifeline).

Daytime

Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

In addition to ongoing counseling appointments, Counseling & Psychological Services is available for immediate crisis intervention for Fairfield University students. Our office is located in the Wellness Center at the Jogues Hall traffic circle. For more information or immediate assistance, come to C&PS or contact C&PS.

Same Day Appointments

Monday-Friday

If you have an urgent need that will require a same-day appointment, please call our front desk at 203-254-4000 ext.2146 as early as possible during the same business day. We will make every effort to ensure you speak with a counselor that same day. 

After Hours

Weekdays after 4:30pm & Weekends

For psychological emergencies that occur in the evenings or on weekends, contact the Department of Public Safety at 203-254-4090 and an officer will meet you at your location. The officer will provide support and contact the on-call counselor if indicated. The counselor-on-call will typically reach out to a student in need within 30 minutes from the time they are contacted. 

Psychological Emergencies Include:

  • Suicide attempt
  • Suicidal thoughts or threats
  • Homicidal thoughts or threats
  • Sexual Assault
  • Being a victim of violence
  • Bizarre, psychotic, or otherwise concerning behavior (e.g., person is not making sense, doesn't seem connected to reality)
  • Death in the family or of a close friend
  • Hospitalization and in critical condition for drug or alcohol overdose
  • Extreme emotionality or panic attack and unable to calm down after 30 minutes

Other Non-Emergency Options (On-campus)

For help with sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and/or stalking, call 203-256-7272 (SARA) to speak to a confidential counselor, available 24/7.

To file a report regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, or gender-based violence, call Megan D. Monahan, J.D., director, Title IX Equity Compliance at 203-254-4357 or email mmonahan@fairfield.edu. Or call Dean of Students office at 203-254-4000 ext.4211

Other Emergency Options (Off-campus)

National suicide prevention lifeline- Dial 988 (OR: 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (en Espanol))

Center for Family Justice (A Rape Crisis Center) for immediate and long-term advocacy and support (24 hour hotline) 1-888-999-5545

Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Room 203-384-3566

St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Room 203-576-6000

Tips for Managing a Crisis

  • Ask for help
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Don't make hasty decisions
  • Don't isolate yourself
  • Keep your regular meal and sleep times
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Talk to friends and family
  • Remember to breathe deeply

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff may wish to refer to The Red Folder (resource for assisting distressed students) or the Recognize and Refer page.

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