Psychiatric Services

CAPS has a limited number of weekly hours of psychiatric coverage. The psychiatric providers are part-time CAPS employees. There is NO CHARGE to students to meet with a CAPS psychiatric provider.

Each new academic year, the first appointment with a psychiatric provider can only be made after meeting one or more times with a CAPS counselor. Only students who are engaged in on-going CAPS counseling services are eligible to continue to make appointments with a psychiatric provider. Students who are only interested in taking medication will be assisted in finding an appropriate provider off-campus (at the student's expense).

Since the number of available psychiatric hours are limited, students who already have a satisfactory relationship with a prescribing professional off-campus (or back home), and are experiencing no problems with their medication, are encouraged to continue working with that professional.

It is very important that students make every effort to attend every scheduled psychiatric appointment. Students who miss two psychiatric appointments without notifying CAPS at least 24 hours in advance may no longer be eligible to use this service. In that case, students will be provided psychiatric referrals off-campus, at the student's expense.