Mental Health and

Medication Management

Call 573-882-7481 to schedule an appointment.

The Student Health Center offers medication initiation and management services to enrolled MU students with a mental health diagnosis. Our primary care providers have expertise in the management of mild to moderate anxiety and depression and in the identification and management of substance abuse including nicotine and alcohol. Our family physicians also medically manage stable ADHD patients.

The Student Health Center also has psychiatrists on staff.  The psychiatrists are affiliated with the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Faculty attending psychiatrists are board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and have experience working with the college population. Our psychiatrists collaborate with the physicians and family nurse practitioners at the Student Health Center and the counselors at the MU Counseling Center and elsewhere.

Our psychiatrists have expertise in:

  • Moderate to severe depression
  • Moderate to severe anxiety
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • ADHD
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum

Services offered include:

  • Diagnostic psychiatric assessments
  • Medication evaluation, prescription and management
  • Referrals and assistance with establishing care with another local provider

If you have been previously diagnosed or prescribed a mental health medication, it is very helpful for your new Student Health Center provider to review your previous records before your first visit. You may sign a record release form and send it to your previous provider. If that is not feasible, you may complete it at your initial appointment. Your previous health records may be faxed to 573-882-5370.

As appropriate, the provider may refer you to MU Counseling Center or to community resources. Sometimes, the management of long-standing, chronic and/or complex psychiatric conditions is beyond the scope and/or capabilities of our service and our available psychiatric resources. In these situations, referrals may be made to outside resources.