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.
We have hired a new psychiatric nurse practitioner (NPP), Barbara Dahlberg, FMHNP-BC. Barb will be in the office on Tuesdays, and she will have appointments available starting the end of October. If you are interested in pursuing psychiatric services through Counseling Services, please call our office at 585-245-5716 and ask to schedule an appointment with a counselor.
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 fully effective as of the Fall 2014 semester.)