University Health and Counseling Services staff includes psychiatrists and psychiatric residents. The primary role of the psychiatrist is to evaluate students, recommend treatment, and prescribe and monitor psychiatric medications. Psychiatric care is provided in collaboration with other UH&CS providers and the student's primary mental health provider at home, if applicable.
Students must be referred to the psychiatrist by a UH&CS provider. A scheduled appointment is required to see a UH&CS psychiatrists; we are not able to offer walk-in visits for this service. In emergency situations, students may be referred to a local hospital for initial evaluation and stabilization.
For students who require long term, on-going mental health care, the psychiatrist or referral coordinator may assist students with a referral to a psychiatric provider in the community.