Psychiatric Services

Increasing understanding of the mind-body connection has led to the development of effective medical treatments for a variety of mental health problems that have a biological component. Student Health Services provides psychiatric care for enrolled UNCG students.

Our psychiatry providers offers psychiatric evaluations, medication evaluations, and on-going medication management. Medication management can include treatment for depression, anxiety, difficulty sleeping and more. While psychiatry providers are able to provide on-going medication management for students with a documented diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, they do not evaluate students for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (see ADHD policy below) but we can help with appropriate referrals when this is a concern.

Most commonly, students first meet with a Counseling Center therapist before being referred for a psychiatry medication evaluation. An initial psychiatric appointment is scheduled for 60 minutes, and on-going medication management appointments are scheduled as 30-minute sessions. Late arrivals do not allow adequate time to provide quality care. Students who are ten or more minutes late for an appointment will need to reschedule that appointment, as well as be charged the no show fee (see no-show policy below).

No-Show Policy

Psychiatry appointments are limited; as such, all patients failing to cancel a scheduled psychiatric appointment at least 24 hours in advance and students who are ten or more minutes late to a psychiatry appointment will be charged a $25 no-show fee.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Policy

Prescription medications for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions will not be issued without the patient first completing a series of psychological tests and assessments. The testing will help establish if an ADHD or related disorder exists. Testing must be current, within three years prior to you seeking services with the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

If you have had testing completed within the previous three years, please bring a copy with you on your first visit. If you have not had testing completed, please speak with your Counseling Center therapist or the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner about a referral for testing.