The Wellness Center offers psychiatric that include medication evaluation and management, diagnosis, and treatment planning. As with psychological services, appointments with the psychiatrist are conducted through a secure telehealth platform. If you are interested in pursuing psychiatric services, please call (727) 873-4422 (option 2) to make an appointment for an initial assessment. This initial assessment is required in order to receive a referral for the psychiatrist.
PLEASE NOTE: The Wellness Center will now be assessing a $20 fee for missed psychiatry appointments. Please be aware you must cancel your appointment no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment to avoid the cancellation fee.
For students without insurance: all intake appointments will include a $20 fee; follow up appointments will include a $10 fee. Do you have issues regarding payment? Contact our front desk.
MEDICATION/PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT POLICY
Psychiatric services are time-limited and are based on specific treatment recommendations. Your counselor and psychiatrist may consult with each other to make appropriate treatment recommendations, as well as request previous assessment records. Failure to comply with prescribed use of medication may result in termination of your treatment at the Center. In case of an adverse reaction to medication or other medical emergencies it is recommended you go to a hospital emergency room or walk-in clinic, as we do not provide after-hours or emergency psychiatric care.
IT IS THE POLICY OF THE WELLNESS CENTER TO NOT PRESCRIBE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND/OR STIMULANT MEDICATION, UNLESS SUPPORTED BY APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION AND PSYCHIATRIST APPROVAL.
If a student’s concerns are not appropriate for the Wellness Center services, community referrals will be given.
If you are only looking for psychiatric services, referrals into the community can be made. Students are encouraged to contact the center and schedule a brief consultation with a counselor to discuss psychiatric referrals.