Free Telephone Counseling Hotlines- South Korea

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please call the numbers below. If someone is in IMMEDIATE danger, please call your local emergency service line e.g. 911 in the US.




Suicide / Crisis Hotlines



Love-Line (Sarang - Jonwha) Counselling Centre
Shingongduk-dong 9-22
Mapo-gu
SEOUL
Hotline: (2) 715 8600
Hotline: (2) 716 8600
Hotline: (2) 717 8600
Hotline: (2) 718 8600

Cheju
159 Ildo 2-dong
CHEJU
Hotline: (064) 52 9191

Choongju
178-5 Sungnae-dong
Choongju
380-010
CHOONGBUK
Hotline: (0441) 847-9191

Chunju
PO Box 103
Chunju
560-600
CHUNBUK
Hotline: (0652) 86-9191

Inchon
Insung Bldge, 3rd Floor
988-2 Jooan 6-dong, Nam-Ku
402-206
INCHON
Hotline: (032) 421 9191

Puchon
2nd 105-7 Wonmi-dong, Wonmi-Ku
Puchon
420-110
KYUMGKIDO
Hotline: (032) 663-9191

Pohang
414-15 Nambin-dong Buk-Ku
Pohang
791-040
KYUNGBUK
Hotline: (0562) 72-9191

Koyang
Hyungjae Bld 499-2 Sungsa-dong
Duchyang-Ku
Koyang
411-020
KYUNGKIDO
Hotline: (0344) 915-9191

Kimhae
305-20 Suhsang-dong
Kimhae
621-030
KYUNGNAM
Hotline: (0525) 21-9191

Ulsan
627-20 Sinjung 1-dong, Nam-Ku
Ulsan
680-011
KYUNGNAM
Hotline: (0522) 67-9191

Pusan
607-1 Chunpo 4-dong, Pusanjin-Ku
614-044
PUSAN
Hotline: (051) 807-9191

Lifeline National Office
607-1 Chunpo 4-dong
Pusanjin-Ku
614-044
PUSAN
Hotline: (82) 51 804 0896

West Seoul Saengmyung Eui Chunhwa
917-1 Mok-dong
Yangchon-Ku
SEOUL
Hotline: (81) 2 2649 9232/4

Seoul
KPO Box 1259
110-612
SEOUL
Hotline: (02) 916-9191

Taegu
2014-204 Daemyung 8-dong
Nam-Ku
705-600
TAEGI
Hotline: (053) 475-9191

Taejon
Kukmin Bank, 4th 1194 Samchon-dong
302-220
TAEJON
Hotline: (042) 254-9191

Love-Line (Sarang - Jonwha) Counselling Centre
Shingongduk-dong 9-22
Mapo-gu
SEOUL
Hotline: (2) 715 8600
Hotline: (2) 716 8600
Hotline: (2) 717 8600
Hotline: (2) 718 8600

Cheju
159 Ildo 2-dong
CHEJU
Hotline: (064) 52 9191

Choongju
178-5 Sungnae-dong
Choongju
380-010
CHOONGBUK
Hotline: (0441) 847-9191

Chunju
PO Box 103
Chunju
560-600
CHUNBUK
Hotline: (0652) 86-9191

Inchon
Insung Bldge, 3rd Floor
988-2 Jooan 6-dong, Nam-Ku
402-206
INCHON
Hotline: (032) 421 9191

Puchon
2nd 105-7 Wonmi-dong, Wonmi-Ku
Puchon
420-110
KYUMGKIDO
Hotline: (032) 663-9191

Pohang
414-15 Nambin-dong Buk-Ku
Pohang
791-040
KYUNGBUK
Hotline: (0562) 72-9191

Koyang
Hyungjae Bld 499-2 Sungsa-dong
Duchyang-Ku
Koyang
411-020
KYUNGKIDO
Hotline: (0344) 915-9191

Kimhae
305-20 Suhsang-dong
Kimhae
621-030
KYUNGNAM
Hotline: (0525) 21-9191

Ulsan
627-20 Sinjung 1-dong, Nam-Ku
Ulsan
680-011
KYUNGNAM
Hotline: (0522) 67-9191

Pusan
607-1 Chunpo 4-dong, Pusanjin-Ku
614-044
PUSAN
Hotline: (051) 807-9191

Lifeline National Office
607-1 Chunpo 4-dong
Pusanjin-Ku
614-044
PUSAN
Hotline: (82) 51 804 0896

West Seoul Saengmyung Eui Chunhwa
917-1 Mok-dong
Yangchon-Ku
SEOUL
Hotline: (81) 2 2649 9232/4

Seoul
KPO Box 1259
110-612
SEOUL
Hotline: (02) 916-9191

Taegu
2014-204 Daemyung 8-dong
Nam-Ku
705-600
TAEGI
Hotline: (053) 475-9191

Taejon
Kukmin Bank, 4th 1194 Samchon-dong
302-220
TAEJON
Hotline: (042) 254-9191


AIDS and HIV



KHAP ( Korea HIV/AIDS Prevention & Support Center )
HIV centers also serving foreigners in Korea
Seoul : 02-927-4323
Ansan : 031-495-0560
They offer counseling by phone in English or Korean Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. They also offer free anonymous testing every Sun from 10am-5pm. You must call first and make a reservation for the free test.

AIDS counseling
Itaewan, Seoul: 02-792-0080


Domestic Violence / Sexual Violence



Korean Women's Hotline
Address. 8-4, Jinheung-ro 16-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, 03369, Republic of KOREA
Tel. 82-2-3156-5400
SMS. 070-4115-2161

Emergency Support Center for Migrant Women
This center offers counseling also on a variety of legal issues such as residence, work permits, etc. as well as providing support to women who are victims of sexual/domestic violence and harassment.
Tel: 1577-1366

Emergency Call Line (Hotline) for Women
Tel: 1577-1366 (available in English)
Operating hours: 9p.m. - 9a.m.

KSVRC
Tel: 02-338-5801~2(available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese)
Operating hours: 10a.m. – 5p.m.

Korea Legal Aid Corporation
KLAC offers free legal advice concerning civil, family, Sexual Harassment.
Tel: 02-3482-0132 (may not have English speaker available)

Gender Inequality Centers at Universities:
Ajou University Sexual Violence Counseling Center
Tel: 031-219-1745 (may not have English speaker available)

Hanyang University Gender Inequality Center
Tel: 02-2220-1444, 1783 (may not have English speaker available))

Kookmin University Sexual Violence Counseling Center
Tel: 02-910-4231~2 (may not have English speaker available))

Seoul National University Center for Sexual Assault Prevention
Tel: 02-880-5073 (may not have English speaker available)