Health Services

Catholic University Health Services
Located by the Kane Fitness Center | (202) 319-5744
Hours: M-F, 9 AM-5 PM

  • All pregnancy + STD tests are free and confidential.
  • No charge is made to a student's account or sent to parents.
  • Health services staff are available for further information about insurance + pregnancy-related health concerns.

Pregnancy tests are also provided by the following neighborhood health centers, free of charge:

  • Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center
    713 Maryland, Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 | (202) 546-1018
    Hours: M-F, 10 AM-4 PM, counseling by appointment
  • Northwest Center
    2702 Ontario Rd., NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 | (202) 483-2857
    Hours: M, Tu, Th, F, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM | Wed 9:30 AM-8 PM by appointment

If you don’t have health insurance, that’s ok —there are free resources to help you:

  • Tepeyac OB/GYN
    001 Fair Ridge Dr., Suite 304, Fairfax, VA 22033 | (703) 273-9440
    Hours: M-Th 8 AM-4:30 PM | Fri, 8 AM-4 PM
    On-Call/After Hours: 1 (888) 724-3845
    • Patients seen by appointment only.
    • Services are provided at minimal cost.

Have you taken the first dose of RU-486 (Mifepristone) within the last 24-48 hours and wish to reverse its effects? It may not be too late to save your pregnancy.

24/7 Helpline: 877-558-0333

Miscarriage & Post-abortion Support 

Project Rachel

Project Rachel is a post-abortion referral ministry that reaches out to women and men who have suffered from an abortion. Trained staff, counselors and priests are available to help participants regain a sense of peace in their lives. These services are confidential and most are free.

Grieving and Loss Support

Rachel's Vineyard
Provides resources for healing for women and men who are grieving all types of pregnancy loss, such as miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, etc. They offer weekend retreats run by a team of a professional counselor, women and men who have experienced abortion, loving and non-judgemental lay volunteers, and a representative of God – a minister or priest.

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents
Emmaus Ministry offers retreats, events, and resources for parents experiencing the loss of a child at any age. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has a local chapter.

Our Fruitful Love
Our Fruitful Love is a ministry through the neighboring Diocese of Arlington to accompany families experiencing infertility, pregnancy, and infant loss.


Catholic University Counseling Center
127 O'Boyle Hall | (202) 319-5765
Hours: M-Th 9 AM-7 PM, Fri 9 AM-5 PM
Appointments M-Th, 9 AM-7 PM, Fri, 9 AM-5 PM

Counseling is available for any currently enrolled full-time student.
Counseling sessions are confidential and provided free of charge.
Emergency and same-day appointments are available.

After-Hours Emergency Support

Students living on-campus can access the Counselor-on-Call through the RA-on-Call and Community Director or through the Department of Public Safety (202) 319-5111

Students living off-campus can access the Counselor-on-Call through the Department of Public Safety.


Students also have the option of contacting one of the hotlines listed below, calling 911, or proceeding to their local Emergency Room.

  • Crisis Hotline (24 hours): 202-561-7000 - Suicide & Emotional Stress
  • DC Hotline (24 hours): 202-223-2255 - Family Stress & Referrals
  • DC Department of Mental Health Crisis Helpline: 1-888-793-4357
  • Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours): 202-347-2777
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • DC Rape Crisis Center (24 hours): 202-333-7273
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741
  • IMAlive Crisis Chat 

Other Counseling

St. Jerome Counseling

The St. Jerome Counseling program is designed to assist individuals and couples with a wide range of needs and concerns. They operate on a sliding scale fee and never want cost to be a deterrent. Appointments are available at three locations and online. To book an appointment or ask additional questions, contact the administrative coordinator: or 301-541-3740

Spiritual Support

Catholic University Campus Ministry
Ground Floor, Caldwell Hall | (202) 319-5575
Hours: M-Th, 9 AM-7 PM, Fri, 9 AM-5 PM

  • University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry: Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP
  • Professional staff members are available by appointment anytime. 
  • If you prefer speaking with a fellow student, you may consider approaching your Student Minister also.

Sacramental Preparation 
Inquiries about RCIA, Marriage Preparation, Baptism Preparation, and other sacramental inquiries can be sent to the University Chaplain, Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau (

Sacrament of Reconciliation
On Campus
Monday - Friday: 4:30-5:00 PM in St. Paul’s Chapel (Caldwell Hall)
Tuesday: 7:00-8:00 PM in St. Paul’s Chapel (Caldwell Hall)
Sunday: 8:15 PM until finished in St. Vincent de Paul Chapel

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM & 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:15-2:15 PM (Español), & 2:30-4:30 PM

Peer to Peer Support

Student Ministry
Student Ministers support and encourage students by praying with and for them as well as spending time with them in fellowship. They minister primarily by extending friendship to their peers.

Cardinals for Life
Cardinals for Life is a welcoming community of students who wish to celebrate and support life. The student organization serves as a network of support and resources for pregnant and parenting students at The Catholic University of America. They are ready and willing to rally around mother, father, and their baby through baby showers, babysitting, transportation, and friendship.