Short-Term Psychiatric Services
All students must first be screened by a counselor in order to be referred for a psychiatric consultation with an internal psychiatrist. The student’s initial visit with the psychiatrist is an evaluation that focuses on the student’s symptoms. The psychiatrist will talk to the client about treatment recommendations and discuss a preliminary treatment plan.
MTSU Counseling Services does not provide long-term psychiatric services, emergency prescription services, medication management, or emergency psychiatric evaluations. At an appropriate time, the psychiatrist will work with the client to transition to a provider in the community.
On some occasions, a client’s concern requires care that is beyond our scope of care at MTSU Counseling Services. If this occurs, we will work with the client to establish treatment with a psychiatrist outside of Counseling Services.