Student and Resident Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Located in Student Life Center 2031

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential counseling for all UNMC students. CAPS provides access to enhanced and expanded mental wellness services including individual counseling, couple’s counseling, substance use counseling and evaluation, support groups, and prevention education and outreach.

Take an anonymous brief online screening test for any of these common mental health problems: depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, bipolar illness, post-traumatic stress, and eating disorders. These screening tests are confidential and only you will have access to your answers or the results. You will receive some specific recommendations and links to more information. Please contact our office directly if you decide to seek professional help.

Counseling needs may change over time, and students will continue to have access to mental health support throughout their student journey at UNMC.

  • To schedule an appointment call 402-559-7276. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • After-Hours Emergencies may contact 402-559-7276 and press "2" after the prompt. This will connect you with a licensed counselor 24/7/365, even when the university is closed.
  • If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

House Officers Assistance Program (HOAP)

UNMC's House Officer Assistance Program (HOAP) offers confidential services for house officers struggling with stress, burnout or other wellness challenges. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no fees, no insurance filing and no electronic health records.

Services offered include:

  • Short-term problem solving/coaching/mentoring services to assist in managing/resolving work/life related stressors
  • Confidential assessments with referral to appropriate resources if needed
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Psychological First Aid (PFA) for affected house officers when poor clinical outcomes occur

Contact Susan Smith, RN, BS, CEAP | srsmith1@unmc.edu | 402-559-5323