The Counseling Center has a Referral Specialist on staff who assists students in learning about community resources for counseling and other services (e.g. housing, food, health care). A student may schedule an appointment with the Referral Specialist for this purpose.
Some students may benefit from more frequent, longer-term, or specialized care than what is available at the Counseling Center. In these cases, a student will meet with the Referral Specialist to explore available resources and options. The Referral Specialist may assist students in making initial contact with an outside provider or agency and can provide follow up support.
If a student seeks Counseling Center services through a consultation appointment, or is engaged in counseling at the Counseling Center, the clinicians may refer a student to the Student Health Center physician or psychiatrists for a medication evaluation.
If a student wishes to be referred to a Student Health Center psychiatrist only and is not seeking counseling services, the student should schedule an appointment with a physician or Nurse Practitioner at the Student Health Center and they will determine eligibility for an appointment with a psychiatrist.
A student may schedule an appointment with the Referral Specialist at the Counseling Center if the student would like assistance in finding a psychiatrist in the community.
Central Texas Mental Health Authority Contacts
Serves: Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde, Val Verde counties
Services include mental health, crisis intervention, individual developmental disability, substance abuse, and early childhood intervention services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country. Visit the Hill Country MHDD website for links to the individual counties.
Serves: Travis County
Services include psychiatric evaluations, 24-hour crisis interventions, medication treatment, inpatient treatment, employment and vocational services, service coordination, family support and respite care, housing, information and referral, supported living and residential services. Integral Care also provides community services in homes, on the streets or at other sites as needed.
Serves: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee, and Williamson counties.
Services include crisis intervention and services to adults with serious mental illness and chemical dependency; to children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders, chemical dependency, autism or pervasive developmental disorders; to persons with mental retardation; and to infants and toddlers with developmental delays. Visit the website for a full description of services.
Serves: Bexar County
Services include crisis intervention, psychiatric evaluation, mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse for children, adults, elderly and veterans. Visit the website for locations and a full description of services.
Statewide Mental Health Information and Resources
This site was developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services and it provides Texans with mental health information and resources. It has a treatment locator, mobile apps, an events calendar and a list of important numbers like 2-1-1 (to connect to local mental health resources) and the Veteran's Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255).