Medical Campus

In the Fall of 2017, the Counseling Center will embark on delivering mental health services to UM students on the Miller School of Medicine Campus (UMMSM). It is our hope that by placing a counselor on this campus, the Counseling Center will be able to address the unique needs of this campus through the delivery of confidential clinical services, targeted outreach and prevention programs, engagement with faculty and staff, and development of materials tailored to the UMMSM.

The goals of this service model include:

  • Support for UM students’ mental wellness, through a service model that includes intake assessment, short-term counseling, outreach and crisis intervention.
  • Meet the expressed need of UM students, faculty, and staff at the UMMSM for services on their campus.
  • Make services more easily accessible and available to UM students at the UMMSM

We encourage you to fully explore the Counseling Center’s website to learn more about our services and us. Below you will find information on how to access services at UMMSM, and how to schedule an appointment.

Clinician

Hours of Operation

Addys Karunaratne, Ph.D.

Tuesday and Thursday

Licensed Psychologist

10:30AM-7:00PM

 

Friday

Medical Campus Location

8:30AM-5:00PM

Clinical Research Center (CRC) Room 931

 

1120 N.W. 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136

 

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 305-284-5511. Inform reception staff that you would like to schedule an appointment on the Miller School of Medicine Campus. Please have your C Number available upon contacting our office.

  • You may schedule an initial appointment (intake).
    • We make every effort to see students requesting an initial appointment within two weeks.
    • During the fall and spring semesters we offer limited same-day intakes that are on a first come/call, first served basis. Same-day intakes open up for scheduling at 8:45 am the day of the intake and cannot be scheduled any further in advance.
    • Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time in order to complete the clinic paperwork.
    • When arriving for your appointment, go to the CRC Room 931 to register.
    • When you come in for your initial appointment, you will meet with a counselor for 50 minutes to discuss your concerns and develop a treatment plan.

Brief Assessment/Crisis Appointments

Should you have an urgent situation, and would like to meet with a clinician at the UMMSM/medical campus, please call the Counseling Center at 305-284-5511 to speak with the reception staff and they can provide you information on how to schedule a brief assessment appointment on the medical campus. Due to the nature of the counseling office at the Medical Campus, a walk-in service is not available at this time. However, Any student can use the walk-in service of the Counseling Center at the Gables Campus without scheduling an appointment. Please visit our emergency services page by clicking here for more information.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM.

Checking-in for Appointment

When arriving for any appointment at the UMMSM, please go to the CRC Room 931 to check-in.

Confidentiality

UM Counseling Center records are confidential and are separate from other university records. The privacy of communication between clients and mental health professionals is protected by law. Information about students or their treatment cannot be disclosed to others without their written consent, except for cases of imminent danger to themselves or others, reports of child/elder/disabled abuse, or a court order.

Psychiatry

Psychiatric services are provided at the Counseling Center on the Gables Campus for an additional fee. Please click here for more information about psychiatric services.

**Medical students may also access psychiatric services through the Medical Student Behavioral health program. Please refer to the Office of Student Services Website for more information about those services.