Psychiatric Services

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.


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. The psychiatrist may assist students who require long term, on-going mental health care with a referral to a psychiatric provider in the community.

ADD/ADHD

Student Health Center clinicians, 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. Students who have been previously diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and are currently taking prescription medication may obtain refills from a Student Health Center clinician while at school if:

  • The student is under ongoing care
  • A letter summarizing the student's history of treatment and current medication name and dose is received
  • The letter is renewed annually

Students must make an appointment with a Student Health Center clinician to review the information and obtain the prescription.

Contact

studenthealth@rit.edu
585-475-2255

Emergency

If there is a medical emergency, call Public Safety 585-475-3333 or text 585-205-8333.