Psychiatric services are available on a limited basis for UArts students who may benefit from medication and counseling. These services are limited to students who do not have adequate health insurance coverage to receive such services off campus in the community. Students must be referred to a psychiatric provider by a member of the UArts Counseling staff.
What to Expect From Your First Visit
If a UArts Counseling staff member has referred you to see a psychiatric provider, then you will be scheduled for an initial one hour appointment. Prior to that appointment you will be asked to complete a medical/psychiatric history form and a depression questionnaire. The appointment will consist of a diagnostic interview after which the provider will discuss with you diagnostic impressions and recommendations.
If medication is initiated as part of your treatment plan as agreed upon by you and your doctor, you will be scheduled for regular follow-up visits to determine how you responding to treatment. These visits average 15 minutes and occur approximately every 2-3 weeks until your symptoms have improved and you are stabilized on medication. Meanwhile, you should be pursuing counseling in conjunction with medication given that the two work best in combination.