Urgent Resources

If you find yourself or someone else in a urgent medical or mental health situation, please do not hesitate to utilize the following resources:

Call 911 for immediate assistance, or call Campus Safety (253-535-7911) for urgent issues on campus.  They can assist with coordinating emergency services and/or coordinate urgent medical/mental health situations.

PLU Crisis Line (253-535-7075) – If you want to talk with a counselor immediately, call (253) 535-7075 any time a day (24/7/365).  For students feeling distraught or overwhelmed, this is a great service to utilize.  Faculty/staff can also use this line if concerned for a student.

Lute Telehealth (www.plu.edu/lute-telehealth) – Free mental health and medical services for currently enrolled PLU students, via HIPAA compliant virtual and telephone access (available 24/7/365).  This resource provides on-demand access to licensed mental health providers, nurse practitioners, and related services, including same-day access to a mental health counselor via the TalkNow option.

The Counseling Center has a Walk-in Hour available Monday – Friday, 2:00-3:00pm.  Students may walk in without an appointment to consult with a professional counselor regarding any issue of concern.  Service during the Walk-In Hour is on a first-come, first-served basis (2 people max).

During business hours (8:00am-noon, 1:00-5:00pm), contact PLU Counseling, Health and Wellness Services at 253-535-7838 to schedule medical and mental health services.

** For urgent medical issues after business hours, contact the MultiCare Consulting Nurse Line at 253-792-6410

** For urgent mental health support after business hours (including weekends and holidays), contact the Counseling Center Crisis Line at 253-535-7075.

You will be connected with a crisis line professional who works closely with our office.  PLU Residence Hall staff are also encouraged to utilize this line to assist residents needing urgent mental health support after hours.

** For EMERGENCIES (an immediate threat of harm to yourself or someone else), call PLU Campus Safety at 253-535-7911 or 911 immediately.

Crisis Hotlines

Pierce County
Pierce County Crisis Clinic: 253-798-4333
Pierce County Crisis Intervention: 1-800-576-7764

King County
Seattle/King County Crisis Clinic: 206-461-3222

Thurston County
Crisis Clinic: 360-586-2800
Crisis Resolution Services: 360-754-1338

Mobile Urgent Care

DispatchHealth Urgent Care – Affordable Urgent Care at Home

Local Emergency Departments

Bremerton, Harrison Hospital: 360-744-6710

Olympia, St. Peter Hospital: 360-493-7389

Puyallup, Good Samaritan: 253-697-4200

Lakewood, St. Clare Hospital: 253-588-1711

Tacoma, St. Joseph Hospital: 253-426-6963

Tacoma, Tacoma General Hospital: 253-403-1050

Tacoma, Allenmore Hospital: 253-459-6352

Enumclaw, St. Elizabeth Hospital: 360-802-8366

Parkland, Good Samaritan Emergency Dept: 253-697-8660