Crisis / Emergencies

Emergency Numbers

Psychological and Counseling Services        (603) 862-2090/TTY: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH)
Health & Wellness (603) 862-9355/TTY: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH)
(Sexual Harrassment and
Rape Prevention Program)
(603) 862-3494/TTY: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH)
Portsmouth Regional Hospital (603) 433-5135
Community Partners
(formerly Behavioral Health Svs)
(603) 516-9300
Seacoast Mental Health (603) 431-6703


What is an Emergency?

A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same day attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of daily living, direct or indirect expressions of the intent to harm self or others, and/or the experience of a trauma.  If you are feeling that you are a danger to yourself and/or others, visit PACS immediately or call 603-862-2090/TTY: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH) if the center is physically closed. If you are not comfortable doing so, contact  the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (TTY is 1-800-799-4899), a free crisis hotline, or go to your local emergency room

Daytime Walk in Services

PACS provides emergency services 24 hours per day. From 8am to 5pm students may call PACS (862-2090/TTY: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 Relay NH) and ask to be scheduled for a walk in appointment or request to speak with the on-call clinician. If the clinician is not available, they will typically return calls on the hour. Clinical staff responds immediately to "imminent danger" crises.  Students requesting an urgent visit are expected to accommodate the time offered for an appointment, e.g. by missing a class if necessary. 

After-Hours Emergency Services

Students in crisis after 5pm or on weekends may call 862-2090/TTY: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH) and have the call forwarded to speak with someone from the Behavioral Health Unit of Portsmouth Regional Hospital. In-person evaluations after hours are conducted at Portsmouth Hospital in the ER by on-call clinicians of the Behavioral Health Unit; students and/or their insurance companies are billed for these face-to-face evaluations. Students transported to the ER by ambulance will be financially responsible for those services.