Mental Health

Mental Health

The University Health Center offers mental health services including psychiatry and stress management. The University Counseling Center provides counseling and crisis services separate from the University Health Center, although they are located in the same building.

Psychiatric Services

The University Health Center provides specialty mental health services, which include evaluation and treatment by psychiatrists and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in addition to the mental health services provided by the primary care clinicians. Requests for specialty care are reviewed by our psychiatric triage nurse and a clinician to determine the appropriateness for this level of care. Decisions are made on a case by case basis.  Students may be referred to psychiatric providers in the community. Despite active recruitment, there is a shortage of psychiatrists in the Eugene-Springfield area. We recommend that stable students who are already being treated by a psychiatrist or primary care clinician at home remain under the care of their current providers if possible. 

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center—University District also has a psychiatric unit and an emergency department staffed with mental health crisis workers just a couple blocks west of campus.

ADHD Management

The University Health Center does not generally perform evaluations or prescribe medications for ADHD. 

If you are taking medications for ADHD prescribed elsewhere, we encourage you to continue your treatment relationship with your own physician, as UHC clinicians do not provide refills for ADHD prescriptions originating elsewhere. Outside prescriptions, however, can be filled at the University Health Center pharmacy.

Learn More About Managing ADHD at the UO

Stress Management

Learning to manage stress can help you now as a student, as well as equip you to deal with life's challenges throughout your lifetime. We offer a variety of services at the Duck Nest.

Drop into the Duck Nest for free stress management and well-being workshops, yoga, and meditation.

Would your group like to learn more? Contact the Peer Wellness Advocates to request a presentation on sleep, stress, time management, and more!

Campus Resources

We all end up needing some help at one time or another, in various forms for different reasons. At the University of Oregon, you are not alone. Here are some places you can turn.