Psychiatric Services

Psychiatry appointments are usually scheduled within 1 week but the wait may be longer during certain times in the semester. The initial evaluation will last 50 minutes and will focus on background history and presenting concerns. Follow-up appointments last 30 minutes. Frequency of appointments will be determined in conjunction with your psychiatric provider.

The Counseling Center psychiatric providers do not prescribe controlled substances, such as stimulants for ADHD (e.g., Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta). Additionally, the Counseling Center does not prescribe benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Ativan Klonopin) on an ongoing basis.

Psychiatric Service Fees

Prior to your visit, you will be contacted the day before to confirm your appointment, an invoice number will be provided at this time. All fees related to psychiatric visits, including no-show and late cancellation fees, will require an invoice number to complete payment. You may call the Counseling Center at 305-284-5511 if you have any questions.

Psychiatric visits are billed to your UM Student Health insurance. If you do not have the UM Student Health Insurance, the fees are $135 for the initial evaluation and $110 for follow-up visits.

If you do not have the UM Student Health Insurance, the fee may be covered through your current health insurance. Our Clinical Care Coordinator can assist you should you have questions regarding your health insurance coverage.


Fees must be paid by cash, check, or credit card at the time of the appointment and cannot be billed to your CaneLink account. Students may be reimbursed for visits if their insurance coverage provides this option. The Counseling Center will provide a receipt for these types of reimbursements.

The Counseling Center strives to keep the rates of psychiatric services affordable to the extent possible. We encourage students to utilize the services of the Counseling Center regardless of their ability to pay. If costs are a concern, please let your counselor know so that other solutions can be explored.

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Credit Card Information

UMCC does not have, under any circumstances, access to your credit card information. Your credit card information is used to process your fee payment and will not be used for any other purposes. Credit card information is transmitted through, but is not stored, on a web-enabled server.  Please be aware your credit card will be billed from our third-party service provider Nelnet Campus Commerce, USA.

Cards accepted include American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa.


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