Counselling Services Closure

Counselling Services is closed, and will be reopening as part of the Student Wellness Hub on Wednesday July 3rd. 

This website and its contents will soon be replaced by the new Virtual Student Wellness Hub.

Urgent Care

If you are at risk of harming yourself or others, or know someone who is, please call 911

If you or another McGill community member is in immediate danger and you are at the Downtown Campus, you can call Campus Security at 514-398-3000. If you are at the Macdonald Campus, you can call 514-398-7777. 

You can also access any of these resources, which are listed in order of urgency. Please come as early as possible.

Doors open at 9 a.m. on weekdays

Urgent safety evaluations are available for students who feel they may harm themselves or someone else. Students will be seen briefly by a mental health professional and connected to the appropriate resource.

Because ensuring our students' safety is our highest priority, safety evaluations may result in a call to 911 or transportation to the nearest hospital.

Come to the Brown Building West Wing, Suite 5500. Please have your McGill ID and health insurance card.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays

Come to the urgent care walk-in clinic in the Brown Building, Suite 3100.

Please have your McGill ID and health insurance card. Drop-ins close at 4:30 p.m.

Any time

For immediate help, call Empower Me 24/7 at 1-844-741-6389 to speak with a counsellor.

To log in to the website, use the password “Studentcare.”

If you are a survivor of sexual assault, there are resources for you on campus:

Macdonald Campus

If you’re in crisis, you can also drop in to Student Services in Room 124 in the Centennial Building between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

A walk-in clinic in the same room is available for urgent needs on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Community Resources

Please consult the table below for other after-hours resources. All are bilingual unless otherwise stated.

Suicide Action Montreal 1-866-277-3553 24/7
TRACOM Centre for Crisis Intervention  514-483-3033 24/7
Écoute Entraide (francophone) 514-278-2130 8 a.m. to midnight every day
Drug and Alcohol Help Line  514-527-2626 24/7
Gamblers Anonymous 514-484-6666 24/7
Montreal Legal Aid 514-864-2111 Monday to Friday 
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal 514-527-1375 24/7
Info-Social 811 24/7


Please note: To access services, you must be currently enrolled and paying the Student Services fee. The fee is automatically charged to the student account of undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows every fall and winter term. Certain other categories of students may opt to pay a fee to use the services.