The psychiatric team at CAPS consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and clinical pharmacist practitioners who have clinical experience addressing the unique treatment needs of the student population. The psychiatric team collaborates closely with therapists and primary care providers regarding the mental health care of students and provides medication evaluation, ongoing medication monitoring, and education.
Eligibility for Services
Psychiatry services are offered to currently enrolled undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral fellows eligible for services at CAPS.
What Does Treatment Look Like?
Psychiatric treatment begins with a 60 minute psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner. The initial appointments include a history of the presenting problem and cover a full review of past and present psychiatric, medical, social and family history as well as a review of past medication trials, if applicable.
If medications are started during the initial medication evaluation, you will be scheduled for ongoing medication follow-ups (called Med Checks) with one of our psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners or clinical pharmacist practitioners, who work in collaboration with our psychiatry team. In some cases, it is determined that the student’s needs are better served by providing a referral to a provider in the community.
How to Get Referred
If you think you need medication management, please visit CAPS for an initial assessment.
If you are currently participating in brief therapy or group therapy at CAPS, please speak to your therapist about a possible referral for a medication evaluation.
Contact Your Medication Provider
To contact your CAPS medication provider, please log in to the portal:
There is a $65.00 charge for failing to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance for all medication management appointments.