Crisis Support and Response
We are here to help when you are in a mental-health related crisis or our community experiences tragedy. During some of the most difficult times for our community, we work to provide the support you need. Everyone experiences these moments differently and has unique needs. Whatever you need, we have support and resources for you.
Mental Health Access Team
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.
Each individual is unique and has diverse needs. We make sure that you are matched with a staff member that will fit best with your needs and concerns. Individual therapy is great for anyone looking to take a deeper look at their current circumstances or an issue of concern. Our staff are knowledgeable about a variety of topics and are here to support you.
Talking about our challenges and personal concerns can be difficult. Fear of judgment or anxiety can leave us paralyzed. But finding support in others can be powerful. Our group therapy sessions work to create an environment without judgment and fear to discuss issues concerning mental health and wellness. Each group works together to support each other and build strong relationships. Life can be difficult to navigate; find support in the people that surround you.
Sometimes community therapists or clinics may better suit your needs for long-term treatment or specific forms of treatment Counseling Services does not offer. If this is the case, our case managers will work closely with you to find the best match based on your needs and financial resources. Contact Counseling Services for help with referrals.
Missed Appointment Fee
There is a $25 missed appointment/late-cancellation fee. All appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled by 1:00 p.m. the business day before an appointment (e.g. by 1:00 p.m. on Friday for a Monday appointment) to avoid these charges. A missed appointment fee may also be incurred if arriving late results in a canceled or rescheduled appointment. Missed appointment and late-cancellation fees are billed to the student’s UO account.