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To provide students with medications to manage psychological disorders and related symptoms, Health & Counseling employes a part-time psychiatric provider. Our psychiatric provider practices out of the Counseling Services office during the fall and spring semesters only (psychiatric services are NOT available over summers and other college breaks). To access our psychiatric services, students must first be evaluated by a counselor in our office, who will then determine whether a psychiatric referral is appropriate. To schedule an initial appointment with a counselor, please call Counseling Services at 585-245-5716. For more on our psychiatric policies and procedures, please continue reading.
As noted above, all students who wish to receive psychiatric services through Counseling Services must first schedule an appointment with a counselor.
If you do not wish to follow the above policies and procedures in order to receive medication treatment, you may wish to consider seeking psychiatric treatment off-campus. We have an extensive list of local psychiatric providers available on our Off-Campus Referrals page.
Our current psychiatric provider is Barbara Dahlberg, FMHNP-BC. Barb works out of the Counseling Services office on Tuesdays and Fridays. Students who are interested in pursuing psychiatric services through Counseling Services must first call our office at 585-245-5716 and ask to schedule an appointment with a counselor. As noted above, appointments with Barb are scheduled only after a student has completed our initial two-session assessment process.
Please note that Barb is available during the fall and spring semesters only; she is not on campus during winter break or after graduation through the remainder of the summer. (NOTE: The Counseling Services office is CLOSED in June and July.) For more information about Barb's services, please review our Psychiatric Services: Important Information brochure.
Please remember that Counseling Services is CLOSED during the months of June and July; Barb is OFF-CONTRACT over the summer and not available to provide medication refills or other assistance during this time. If you have been meeting with Barb during the academic year, you MUST be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with her prior to the end of the semester to ensure an adequate supply of medication. In the rare event that you experience a new problem with your existing medication during the summer months, you may contact the Counseling Services office (585-245-5716); our secretary will forward your message to our Medical Director, Steve Radi, MD, for further assistance. However, if you have not scheduled recommended follow-ups with Barb during the academic year, you will need to obtain alternate psychiatric care over the summer.
If you take/have taken one of the medications commonly used to treat AD/HD (e.g., Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Strattera), please be advised that per our departmental policy and consistent with standards of practice in college student health, Health & Counseling is no longer prescribing these medications or any similar medicines used to treat AD/HD.
If you currently take one of these medications and plan to continue while you are in college, you will need to make arrangements to maintain your prescription without interruption. We offer the following recommendations:
We hope that this information is helpful to you. Please feel free to call our office at 585-245-5716 if you have questions.
(Policy in full effect as of the Fall 2014 semester.)