Counseling and Psychiatry Services provides psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management at both CAPS offices on campus.

After completing a screening appointment you will matched with a psychiatric provider. Together you will determine the best treatment plan to fit your needs. Treatment options include medication, individual and group therapy, other support services on campus, and off-campus referrals for more specialized treatment.

If you are interested in medication to manage uncomplicated depression or anxiety disorders, you may be referred to your provider at Student Health Services to begin treatment. If your needs are more complex you may be referred to a community provider.


Psychiatry services are not covered by the student health fee. Your insurance coverage determines your out-of-pocket costs. 

Appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Missed appointments or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance are billed to your UVM account.

Please note that students who have difficulty accessing psychiatry resources due to barriers related to institutionalized oppressive structures or socially unjust conditions may be eligible for a fee waiver.  Students with fee waivers will still be subject to a no-show fee for missed or late cancelled appointments.

Emergency Assistance

A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same-day attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of daily living, direct or indirect expressions of the intent to harm self or others, or the experience of a trauma.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, CONTACT COUNSELING AND PSYCHIATRY SERVICES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: 656-3340.