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Student Behavioral Health

University Health Services Student Health Center assists in meeting the behavioral health needs of UTHSC students by providing psychiatric and counseling services. These services are offered to students with no out-of-pocket expense. There are several providers available for counseling. For appointment options and medication management, students may call 901.448.5630.

If you currently have the UTHSC student insurance plan, you have access to unlimited counseling sessions with no out-of-pocket expense if seen at University Health Services. For students who wish to see a counselor outside of UHS, a $50 copay will apply. If you are NOT on the student insurance plan, 6 free counseling sessions are available through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). 

How to Make an Appointment

If you would like to schedule an appointment for counseling, a full time Counseling Psychologist, two part-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and a pyschiatrist are available at UHS during working hours. Counselors are available as well as three providors through the Student Assistance Program or SAP. 

To schedule an appointment, please call 901.448.5630 or you may request an appointment through the patient portal. To schedule an appointment through SAP please call 1.800.327.2255.


Student Behavioral Health records are kept confidential according to HIPAA guidelines. They are never part of the student’s academic record. All information about the student, even acknowledgment of their visits, cannot be released to any other office, individual, or parent without the student’s written consent. Behavioral health providers are obligated to protect the patient and others if he or she is perceived to be in imminent danger of hurting themselves or others. A behavioral health provider is also required by law to report child or elder abuse. 

Emergency Contacts

  • Suicide and Crisis Intervention: 901.274.7477
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255
  • Memphis Crisis Center: 901.274.7477
  • Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center: 901.272.2020
  • Shelby County Crime Victims Center: 901.545.4357
  • Memphis Area Legal Services: 901.523.8822
  • Exchange Club Family Center: 901.276.2200
  • After Hours Counseling: 901.690.2273
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Last Published: Jul 10, 2019