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Psychiatric Services at CAPS

Psychiatric Team

The psychiatric team at CAPS provides medication evaluation and management of mental health concerns. It consists of board certified/board eligible psychiatrists, a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, and a psychiatry RN who have clinical experience addressing the unique treatment needs of young adults. The psychiatric team collaborates closely with therapists and primary care providers regarding the mental health care of students and provides medication evaluation, monitoring, and education.

Treatment and Referral Options

Psychiatry services are offered to currently enrolled Purdue Students on the West Lafayette campus who are struggling with mental health concerns and are actively engaged in psychotherapy with a clinician at CAPS.  Fees for the initial appointment with Psychiatry are $25; all 30 minute follow-up sessions will be charged at $25, and subsequent follow-up sessions longer than 30 minutes will be charged at $50.  No-show fees of $25 will be charged for missed appointments.  CAPS psychiatric providers are in-network with Purdue Student Resources Insurance. 

Please note:  a student engaged in therapy with a campus colleague in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the PPTRC, or the PCGC may be referred for psychiatric services via the process described under “Referring Professionals”.  Referrals will be considered based on psychiatric provider availability provided the student’s clinical concerns are within CAPS’ scope of services.

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Please see Psychiatric Services on our Fees page.

Referring Professionals

Referrals to CAPS psychiatry from campus colleague psychotherapy providers are coordinated by the psychiatry team RN during the academic year and by other support staff during the summer term. It is necessary for the referring provider to complete a CAPS HIPAA-Compliant Authorization Form as well as a Psychiatric Referral Form, as well as forward all chart notes and other relevant documentation, before an intake appointment is scheduled. Please call CAPS at 765-494-6995 to initiate this process.