Psychiatry Services

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585-475-2261

EMERGENCY
After-Hours Mental Health Line:
1-855-436-1245

Public Safety:
Call: 585-475-3333
Text: 585-205-8333

National Suicide Hotline:
1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741

Psychiatric care services are provided in collaboration with Student Health Center medical clinicians, Counseling and Psychological Services staff, and the student’s primary mental health provider at home, if applicable.

Students must be referred to the psychiatrist by a Student Health Center clinician or Counseling and Psychological Services staff member.

Psychiatric Services

  • Evaluate students
  • Recommend treatment options
  • Prescribe and monitor psychiatric medications.

A prescheduled appointment with the psychiatrist is required. In emergency situations, students may be referred to a local hospital for initial evaluation and stabilization. Psychiatric Services support the short-term, goal-focused individual counseling service. Students presenting mental health needs appropriate for short-term, goal-focused therapy will continue to receive prescription and medication monitoring services after therapy is complete. Students needing long-term therapy off-campus will be required to have an off-campus medication provider as well. Students may start with a psychiatric evaluation and follow-up service as a bridge until appropriate connections are made in the community.

Counseling and Psychological Services clinical staff, including the psychiatrist, do not perform diagnostic evaluations for ADD/ADHD. Students may be referred to a community specialist for evaluation and diagnosis, if appropriate. If you have been previously diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and are currently taking prescription medication, learn more about obtaining refills at the Student Health Center.