Mental Health Services

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Mental health services at Student Health are offered by both primary care providers and staff psychiatrists.  Services include evaluation and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorders.  

Affordable Care

Outside of the general health fee billed to the student's account each semester, there are no additional charges for use of psychiatric services at Student Health. However, students are expected to pay for labwork and any medications prescribed.

Services Offered

Mental health services at Student Health include evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, psychotic disorders, and eating disorders.

ADHD Treatment

Students may receive treatment for ADHD through Student Health if they meet certain testing criteria.  Click on the link for more information.

Testing to diagnose ADHD is NOT offered through Student Health and must be completed at an outside facility.  Information regarding local ADHD testing sites are provided to students upon request.

Counseling Information

Student Health does NOT offer formal counseling services. Students who request or need therapy services will be referred to University Counseling Services (UCS) on-campus or to therapists in the surrounding community. 

UCS can also assist students with referrals to local therapists.  For students who prefer to self-refer, www.psychologytoday.com offers useful information about local therapists.

Scheduling An Appointment

Appointments with a psychiatrist at Student Health are by referral only and are currently only available at the Monroe Park location:

  • Students from both the Monroe Park and VCU Medical Center campuses may be referred to a Student Health psychiatrist.
  • Referrals must come from a primary care clinician at Student Health or from a counselor at University Counseling Services.

Mental health appointments with a primary care provider do not require referrals and are available on both campuses.

Patient Resources

Click on the link for a list of mental health resources, including patient brochures, on-campus resources, and recommended apps/YouTubes/websites aimed at improving stress and mental health.