Mental Health Services offers brief therapy and other mental health treatment to students on a limited basis in order to offer support and access to all UW–Madison students. If you need long-term, urgent, or specialized treatment, University Health Services (UHS) may suggest an outside community provider to better meet your needs. Some students choose to pursue treatment in the community instead of at UHS. You may be able to use your insurance for counseling and psychiatry in the community and Care Managers can assist you in getting connected to care outside of UHS.
UHS Care Managers can provide support while you establish care with a community provider. Once connected, our Care Managers will follow up to see if your needs have been met, or if you need additional access to mental health services in the community.
Everyone who comes to Mental Health as a new client starts with a phone screening with a mental health specialist to collaboratively determine your needs and connect you to the best resources. There is no charge for this appointment.