The Mental Health Access Team is designed to help reduce barriers for access to mental health care and provide a bridge to other UHS mental health services. The staff includes mental health professionals such as intake/crisis specialists and case managers. Appointments are not required.
Students may drop in to UHS during regular hours and request to meet with a professional on this team. The last appointment of the day will be one hour before UHS closes (e.g., 4:00 p.m. when UHS closes at 5:00 p.m.). The team will meet with the student, usually shortly after arrival and completion of intake forms, and provide urgent mental health screening, crisis intervention, in-the-moment support, assistance with referrals for medication management, and assistance to students in planning for their continued mental health care.