The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being provides limited access to a nurse practitioner, who is able to prescribe and manage psychiatric medication. A student must be referred to the nurse practitioner by a counselor at the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being. Medication works best in conjunction with psychotherapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
To get an appointment with the nurse practitioner a counselor from the Center must refer you.
Yes. Your counselor works together with the nurse practitioner to monitor progress and concerns of each student.
No. If you are currently enrolled, you are able to meet with the nurse practitioner for free. However, if you are prescribed a medication, it is your responsibility to cover that cost.
All consultations with the nurse practitioner are confidential. The nurse practitioner will not release any information without your written consent. However, if you are prescribed a medication that requires your insurance to be billed, your parents may find out that way. If this is a concern, please address it with the nurse practitioner during your meeting.
No. The nurse practitioner is unable to prescribe stimulant medication. Your counselor will be able to refer you to a physician if you have a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD, or to a psychologist for testing.
No. Students must be referred to the nurse practitioner by an on-campus counselor. If a student is receiving counseling outside of the Center we refer them to a community health provider for medication needs.