FGCU Alert

The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.

Mental Health Resources

In Crisis

If you feel like you may be in danger of hurting yourself or others, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

If you are an FGCU student in immediate distress outside of normal business hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays) who would like to speak with a mental health professional can call the CAPS help line: 239-745-EARS (3277).

On Campus Support
**In an emergency, dial 911**
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):

CAPS is the main source of mental health support and psycho-therapeutic services on campus. Offers individual, group counseling, consultation and referrals, psychiatry, and more.

Phone:  239-590-7950 

Location: Student and Community Counseling Center (3rd Floor)

  • Therapy Assisted Online (TAO): TAO is a free interactive, web-based program that can help build coping strategies to better manage common stressors: sadness, anxiety, relationship problems, anger, problem solving, low motivation, etc.

Off-Campus Support
Please know that these resources below are not endorsed by FGCU.

Park Royal Hospital:
Park Royal Hospital is a private free-standing 114-bed psychiatric hospital that provides life-changing care for adults 18 years and older and senior adults. Inpatient and outpatient treatment are provided for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses as well as co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Call 24/7: 866-585-3406

David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral HealthThe Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. Call: (239) 572-9070 -24/Hour Walk-In Access.

Salus Care Southwest FL: SalusCare is a Fort Myers, Florida based not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse service provider incorporated in 2013 after the merger of Lee Mental Health Center and Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS).

  • (239) 275-3222, Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • **In an emergency, dial (239) 275-4242 or 911**

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT): Fort Myers hotline: 239-939-3112

Project Help: (Naples) Hotline: 239-262-7227

Other Useful Tools:
Please know that these resources below are not endorsed by FGCU.
Better Help: Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere.

Mood Fit App: Fitness for your Mental Health: stress reduction, tools for anxiety and depression, understanding medication, mood monitoring & more- offers opportunity for 30 day free trial. 

Talk Space: Online therapy with a licensed therapist.

Choosing Therapy: Online therapy with a licensed therapist.


Prevention and Wellness Services: Supports student overall wellbeing through the 8 piece wellness wheel related to Occupational Wellness, Financial Wellness, Social Wellness, Intellectual Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Physical Wellness, Emotional Wellness and Environmental Wellness such as stress, nutrition, alcohol and drugs, or sexual health.

Location: Howard Hall 119

Phone: (239) 745-4204  

Email:   pws@fgcu.edu

  • ARISE: (within Prevention and Wellness Services): Assault & Rape Information, Support, and Education for those in the FGCU community impacted by sexual violence and discrimination. 

University Recreation & Wellness Center: Home to the aquatics and fitness center, challenge course, and offers intramural sports opportunities, classes, as well as programs and trips.

Student Health Services: Services help students when they are sick, educate them on healthy lifestyle choices and protect them through vaccination, education and accessibility.

Location: Adjacent Parking Garage 2 and Parking Lot 7

Appointments:239-590-7966 or Immunizations: 239-590-1254

LGBTIQ Resources: Information regarding the Safe Zone Ally program, as well as general information about the culture and resources for the LGBTIQ population can be obtained from any Safe Zone ally who has successfully completed the training program.

Multicultural and Leadership Development Center:  Cultivates a campus-wide community that celebrates diversity, empowers students to grow beyond their personal barriers, strengthens their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develops leadership skills.

Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance: committed to an equitable, fair and ethical environment for all faculty, staff, students, visitors, & vendors.