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Mental Health Resources in Doha

Mental Health URGENCY  

A mental health urgency is an acute situation that needs immediate professional assistance, but does not pose an immediate health threat.  Urgent care and support services are typically needed in situations such as these:

  • I am having thoughts of suicide and/or I am not sure I can keep myself safe.
  • I recently intentionally physically self-injured enough to require medical attention.
  • I am having thoughts of harming someone else and may act on them.
  • I am hearing voices or seeing things that no one else sees or hears.
  • I have recently gone two or more days without any sleep and do not feel tired
  • I have recently been physically or sexually assaulted or threatened with bodily harm.
  • I believe my life is in danger.
  • Someone I know (e.g., a friend, family member) is in a life-threatening situation.  

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 999
or go to the local emergency room.  

Within Education City Resources for NU-Q Students (see eligibility criteria)

NU-Q Counseling and Wellness
Phone: 4454-5073/5082
Sunday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm

24/7 Mental Health Urgency Services for NU-Q Students (see eligibility criteria)

To address a non-life-threatening mental health urgency while physically located in Qatar, call 3061-8481 to be connected with the Counseling and Wellness staff.  

NU-Q Faculty and Staff Consultations
Faculty, staff, and administration may consult with Counseling and Wellness staff about a student mental health urgency.  Call 3061-8481 and ask for the counselor on-call. 

Outside Education City

Al-Ahli Hospital - Psychiatry
Phone: 4489 8888

Dr. Mahdu’s Clinic
Dr. Mahdu Padwa, female psychiatrist
Phone: 4486-7099

Doha Clinic Hospital
Dr. Hanadi Jaber, female psychiatrist
Phone: 4438-4333

Dr. Aju's Clinic
Dr. Aju, psychiatrist
Phone: 4436 5051 

Hamad Medical Corporation - Psychiatry Outpatient Department
Psychiatrists and counselors
Phone: 4438 4599

Emergency Mental Health Care 

An emergency is an injury, illness, or situation that is life-threatening.  

Within Education City
  • Call 4454 0999 or 5556 4701
Outside of Education City
  • Call 999 or go to the nearest emergency room        


Routine Care for Mental Health

Within Education City

NU-Q Counseling and Wellness
Office locations:  1-319 and 1-320
Sunday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm

General inquiries can be emailed.  Do not email if you are having an urgency or emergency.  For more immediate assistance during business hours contact the number above.  For urgent mental health care while in Qatar, contact 3061-8481.  For emergencies, call 999.  

Make an appointment

QF Primary Health Care Clinic - Multaqa (EC Student Center)
Sunday-Thursday: call to verify operating times
Friday/Saturday: closed
Psychiatry services available on Tuesdays only.  
Call: 4454 1244 and 4454 1240
You will need to meet with a general practicitioner first who will then refer you for a psychiatric appointmnet.  At this time, services are free of charge with a student insurance card.  There is no guarantee that it will continue to be at no cost for students.  


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