Strategies to minimize harm and maximize self-care.
Getting started with an Access Appointment
Everyone who comes to Mental Health starts with an Access Appointment to collaboratively determine your needs and connect you to the best resources. There is no charge for these services.
To access Mental Health Services as a new client, schedule an Access Appointment phone screening. Scheduling can be done by calling the MHS reception desk (608.265.5600, option 2) or logging into MyUHS for 24-hour web appointment booking.
During the Access Appointment, students will have a discussion with an Access Specialist who will listen to concerns, ask questions about a student’s symptoms, experiences, and resources, and connect them with the services they need, both on and off campus. This phone screening will last 15 to 20 minutes. Students are welcome to request mental health providers with specific identities, backgrounds, or training for the services they select during the Access Appointment. See a list of our mental health providers.
An Access Appointment is the first stop for:
- Mental health counseling services
- Psychiatric services (including transfer of psychiatric prescriptions)
- Wellness services
- Care Management referrals
- Disordered eating assessments and treatment
Read our Informed Participation Agreement.