The DSHSC provides evidence-based psychiatric consultation and treatment which recognizes and promotes the importance of students being connected with counseling services. Clinical research has shown that the combination of counseling with psychiatric medication is more effective than either of the approaches by themselves. In most cases, students will be directed to counseling before medication is tried.
We encourage students to continue with current behavioral health providers, especially for those who are prescribed Attention Deficit medication. If this is not possible, we can assist those students with a referral to off-campus primary care providers.
These are 90 minutes in length and may be with our psychiatrist, a nurse practitioner or a medical resident working in our clinic. If you miss your initial appointment or are more than 15 minutes late to the scheduled appointment, you may have to reschedule. If you miss or are late to two intake appointments, you will be referred off campus.
You are expected to keep your scheduled follow-up appointments or reschedule with 24 hours' notice. Follow-up appointments will be 15 to 30 minutes in length and are not meant to replace therapy/counseling sessions; they are focused on medication response, side effects and options/recommendations for treatment.
To make an appointment, call 607-777-3711.
The Dean of Students (DOS) Office processes student withdrawals and re-enrollments. Students must have their medical/psychological providers complete and send in the withdrawal and re-enrollment forms. The forms are reviewed by the DSHSC and/or the University Counseling Center (UCC). The DSHSC and UCC send an opinion about the appeals to the DOS Office. The DOS Office finalizes the action.