Some students express interest in meeting with a psychiatrist for medication consultation. The counseling center staff includes a part-time psychiatric APRN (advanced practice registered nurse) who meets with students interested in medication. Students interested must first meet with one of our therapists for an initial discussion about medication. The therapist will discuss the option of medication with the student, and together they will decide whether it makes sense to pursue this avenue of treatment. An appointment with the APRN is then scheduled. All students who are prescribed medication through the counseling center are required to meet with their therapist and the APRN regularly. Students are responsible for the cost of medication, and typically either pay out of pocket or utilize insurance.
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