About Psychiatric Services
At the Student Health Center, our psychiatric nurse practitioner offers limited psychiatric care. After an initial evaluation, the psychiatric nurse practitioner will decide if the level of individual need should be addressed at the Center or by an outside provider. This is done to provide the best care possible, as the SHC provides referrals to private or specialized care depending on a student's particular case. For students with the AU student health insurance plan, a referral for outside care is not needed.
Because psychiatric attention is a specialized service, there are different fees associated with this type of care at the SHC. An initial visit of 50 minutes costs $75, while a 25-minute, follow-up visit costs $35. We tailor our fees to be as affordable as possible, but if you can't afford psychiatric care, please call us and schedule a meeting with our business manager to discuss payment plan options. We'll do our very best to accommodate your needs.
The university's Counseling Center addresses emergencies and urgent situations of a psychiatric nature. You can reach them at 202.885.3500 or find them in MGC 241. Counseling Center If you're a student interested in counseling and psychotherapy, please contact AU's Counseling Center by phone or stop by their office to schedule a confidential appointment with a counselor. The Counseling Center can also provide referrals to psychiatric and psychological care.
For more information on the Counseling Center and counseling in general, find their website here.
If you're a student wishing to obtain prescriptions for medications associated with ADHD, you must provide complete documentation of your diagnosis per the guidelines listed on our website. Make sure to provide this documentation prior to scheduling an evaluation appointment with the psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Students who think they may have ADHD can obtain a list of appropriate referrals to specialists in the community through the Academic Support Center, located in MGC 243.
If you have a learning disability or ADHD and are interested in obtaining academic assistance such as classroom accommodations, specialized academic support, writing help, or tutor referrals, contact the Academic Support Center at 202.885.3360 or stop by their office in MGC 243 to schedule an appointment with a counselor. They're happy to help make your university experience here a successful one. For more information, find their website by clicking here.