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Making a referral

How to make Counseling and Testing Center referrals

Presenting yourself as knowledgeable about campus services can ease a student’s discomfort about seeking help. Here are some suggestions for emergency and non-emergency situations. (An emergency is defined as being a situation where the student is in imminent danger of hurting self or others.)


Emergency referrals

During CTC business hours

  • If the emergency occurs during CTC business hours (Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; open on Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.), call the Counseling and Testing Center at 316-978-3440 and let the receptionist know you need to speak to a counselor immediately OR walk over to the Center office with the student.
  • Provide the counselor with a description of the situation which has led to your concern.
  • The counselor will advise you of appropriate actions to take to get the student immediate assistance.

Outside of CTC business hours

  • If the emergency occurs outside of CTC business hours, call 911 or the WSU Police at 316-978-3450. COMCARE Crisis Services are also available at 660-7500.

Non-emergency Referrals

  • Encourage the student to contact Counseling and Testing Center directly to schedule an initial appointment by calling 316-978-3440.
  • Offer to let the student call from your office or walk him/her over to make an appointment if you believe they need extra support and encouragement.
  • Let the student know that services are confidential and available at a very low cost.
  • Provide information on other appropriate campus and community resources.