The Student Health Center offers psychiatry services to enrolled MU students. Our psychiatrists are affiliated with the University of Missouri Department of Psychiatry. Faculty attending psychiatrists are board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and have experience working with the college population. Our psychiatrists collaborate with the physicians, advanced practice nurses and nurses at the Student Health Center and counselors at the Counseling Center and elsewhere.
Our psychiatrists have expertise in:
- Moderate to severe depression
- Bipolar disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Personality disorders
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum
Services offered include:
- Diagnostic psychiatric assessments
- Medication evaluation, prescription and management
- Referrals and assistance with establishing care with another local provider
The initial visit with the psychiatrist is one hour. Follow-up visits are 30 minutes.
If you have been previously diagnosed or prescribed psychotropic medication, it is very helpful for your new SHC psychiatrist to review your previous records before your first visit. You may sign a record release form and send it to your previous provider. If that is not feasible, you may complete it at your initial appointment. Your previous health records may be faxed to 573-884-1811.
As appropriate, the psychiatrist may refer you to MU Counseling Center or to community resources. Sometimes, the management of long-standing, chronic and/or complex psychiatric conditions is beyond the scope and/or capabilities of our service and our available psychiatric resources. In these situations referrals may be made to outside resources.