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Crisis and After-Hours Care


If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911.

Crisis resources are available both on and off campus. We've gathered the list below to help you connect with the right resources, but this list is not exhaustive. 

Visit the Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) Crisis Resources page for mental health emergency resources. Phone, text, online chat and other services are available through on and off-campus providers and organizations.


Helpful numbers to save

Keep these numbers in your phone — and remember to call 911 if you believe you or someone else is in immediate danger.

  • MSU Police: (517) 355-2221
  • 24/7 CAPS Crisis Counseling: (517) 355-8270, Press 1
  • 24-Hour Information Nurse: (517) 353-5557
  • Crisis Text Line:741 741
  • National Suicide Prevention Line: 988


Nearest Hospitals

In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Students experiencing a medical emergency are advised to call 911 for ambulance transport to the hospital. Most insurers define a medical emergency as a sudden, unexpected illness or injury that poses an immediate threat to life, limb, or body function. Many insurers will not cover ER visits if the situation is not an emergency.

  • McLaren Greater Lansing

    2900 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI (3.1 miles from Olin Health Center). McLaren has a 24-hour emergency department and Level III Trauma Center.

  • Sparrow Hospital Emergency

    1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI (3.3 miles from Olin Health Center). Sparrow Hospital has a 24-hour emergency department. 


Violence and Assault Resources

Works with sexual assault survivors and others affected by sexual violence. Trained volunteers are also ready to provide support, counseling, advocacy, support groups, crisis intervention, and connection to local resources through crisis hotline and crisis chat services.

A 24/7 crisis hotline is available at (517) 372-6666For more information — or to access crisis chat services — visit Call (517) 355-3551 to schedule an appointment with a counselor or advocate.

The Sexual Assault Healthcare Program is available for adults who have been sexually assaulted within the past five days. The program — staffed 24/7 by specialized forensic nurses — includes free post-assault care services, like sexual assault kits, prophylactic medication and more. Call (517) 353-2700 to learn more.

Provides advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, safety planning, information, and referrals to survivors of relationship violence and stalking. Educational scholarships are available to currently enrolled MSU students whose academic pursuits have been affected by intimate partner violence or stalking. All support services are free and confidential. Safe Place serves students, faculty, staff, and their spouses or partners. They serve non-MSU-affiliated community members when shelter space and staffing levels allow.

Call (517) 355-1100email or visit for more information.