Monday to Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm
Book an Appointment
An appointment can be requested by phone (514-398-3601) or in person (Brown Building, 3600 rue McTavish, East Wing, Suite 4200).
A consultation (first) appointment is usually available within a few weeks of initial contact. At the consultation, students will be interviewed for about an hour by a clinician who will try to understand the challenges that the student may be experiencing.
Who else can I talk to?
A range of student listening and professional support is available before your consultation appointment.
Peer Listening Support
Peer Support Centre (PSC)
Confidential, non-judgmental, and here for you. The PSC is staffed by friendly and well-trained student peer supporters. We provide a welcoming space where you can share your experiences, feel truly listened to, and find ways to resolve the things you are going through. Stressed? Lonely? Feeling down? Or just want to chat? The PSC is ready to hear you out.
Drop-in or make an appointment to chat one-on-one with a supporter about anything on your mind.
Location: room 411 of the SSMU Building
Hours: Monday to Friday, 1pm to 7pm
McGill Students’ Nightline
Nightline’s volunteers offer a confidential and anonymous, information, listening and referral service for all members of the McGill community. Additionally, Nightline is designed to take calls on virtually any topic. Their lines are open to anyone who just wants to chat about something that might be on their mind, such as exam anxiety or relationship troubles. Nightline volunteers undergo extensive training to effectively help those in crisis or needing support. Additionally, volunteers work hard to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information for their callers.
Hours: 6pm to 3am every night during the school year
T: 514-398-MAIN (a6246)
Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Student Society (SACOMSS)
The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting and empowering survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. We aim to provide an accessible, non-judgemental, safer space with services open to everyone and provided free of charge, although we are currently only able to offer our services in English.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 12pm to 12am, Shatner Building, Room B-27
Additional McGill Support
Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students serves as the main contact in matters of student well-being, worrisome student behaviour and emergencies or crises involving McGill students, to offer support, and to follow-up and liaise with students, relevant departments, services, residences, administration and third parties, including families. We work closely with student associations and student affairs offices of faculties on both downtown and Macdonald campuses, providing liaison between students and other sectors of the university.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Brown Student Services Building, Room 4100
McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is dedicated to raising religious literacy and enhancing spiritual wellness at McGill. They are a student service you can turn to whether you want to connect with others who share your own religious roots or explore new and diverse religious and philosophical frameworks. They also have a team of interfaith chaplains, who are there to help, and are sworn to confidentiality.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm, Brown Student Services Building, Room 2100
Duration of treatment
Short-term psychotherapy is provided at the Counselling and Mental Health Service. The timeline of treatment will be determined between the mental health professional and student, based on the student's need.
If you feel you are in an crisis situation in which you require help without delay, please refer to Urgent Care for instructions on how to proceed.
What to Bring to your Appointment
You must bring your McGill ID card and a valid Medical Insurance card (provincial or McGill Blue Cross) to each visit. We also accept CIDA, CIGNA, COWAN and Great-West Life insurance. You will be asked to pay for your visit if you do not have a card. Payment can be made by either debit or credit. If you wish to consult one of our psychiatrists, a referral from your family doctor or another physician is necessary (fax to 514 398-5529). As you will be asked to complete paperwork, please be sure to arrive 15 minutes early.
Due to the high demand for our clinic services, students who cancel their appointments with less than 24 hours before their appointment will pay a $20.00 cancellation fee. Students who do not contact us to cancel will be charged $70.00 ($100 if its the first EDP appointment). For EDP groups sessions, the no-show charge is $30.00 and for late cancellations it is $15.00.