CAPS is one of the few offices at the university that is a confidential resource. Your privacy and CAPS records are protected by state and federal laws, as well as our providers’ licensing rules and professional ethics, all of which hold very strict standards on maintaining confidentiality. Before your first meeting with us, you will read a form that details our confidentiality practices, and you are welcome to contact us in advance if you have questions about this aspect of our services.
CAPS services are included in the student health fee. If there are concerns related to being able to afford formal treatment in the community, CAPS can help you connect to university resources that may be able to help cover the cost of treatment.
Brown students may connect with an off-campus provider during their Brown career. Common examples of why students may seek off-campus care include:
- Concerns that require weekly appointments
- Concerns that may require a specific type of therapy not practiced by our team
- History of weekly or long-term treatment prior to college
- Interest in open-ended therapy sessions
- Interest in sessions that occur at the same time each week and are less impacted by the academic calendar than on-campus services
CAPS is happy to help you connect to an off-campus referral, and we recommend the following resources if you would like to look for an off-campus provider independently: