Department of Counseling
& Psychological Services

West Chester University

Julie Perone, Ph.D.
715 S. New Street
Commonwealth Hall Suite 60
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2301(Phone #)
610-436-3114(Fax #)

Crisis Response

If an emergency of a psychological nature occurs while classes are in session but after business hours:

  • Call WCU Public Safety at 610-436-3311 and the on-call psychologist will be paged.

  • Should you feel that the student is in imminent danger, call Public Safety at 610-436-3311, so that transportation to an area hospital can be arranged.

  • If the student is agreeable to having one’s parents voluntarily involved, contact the parents in the presence of the student. Never leave a suicidal individual alone while you are making arrangements. 

If the emergency occurs when classes are not in session:

  • Call Valley Creek Crisis Center 610-918-2100 .  They will dispatch a Mobile Crisis Unit to assist the student, conduct the assessment, and transport the student to the hospital, if deemed necessary.