Available to students meeting all of the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled full-time and paid the University’s health and wellness fee.
- Reside in Missouri.
- Meet the current MHS screening criteria.
Returning Clients: If you are a returning client, please schedule online using the Student Portal. Please understand that routine appointments must be scheduled well in advance in order to find a time that works for both you and your clinician.
New Clients: The first step for most students seeking counseling services is a 25 minute, confidential consultation via Zoom with a MHS counselor. This appointment can be scheduled through the SHS portal. Please log onto the Habif portal at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your appointment.
You will need to check in for the appointment and complete a brief assessment that will help us to better understand how you are currently doing. Your counselor will review the information prior to the start of your appointment. We will start the Zoom appointment only after you have checked in online and completed the brief assessment.
Additional information on MHS Distance Counseling services, including structure and limitations of counseling sessions, scope of eligibility and more:
For discussion with your counselor at the time of your first Zoom tele-mental health appointment:
To reach mental health support after hours 24/7, please download the TimelyCare app, register using your WUSTL email address, and access the Talk Now feature.
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) offers treatment for mild to moderate anxiety and depression, including concerns and stress due to the pandemic.
Our Let’s Talk program provides students with easy access to free, brief, confidential consultations with MHS counselors as they host Zoom hours throughout the week during which students can stop in when convenient – no appointments needed
MHS remains committed to supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing. In conjunction with Washington University’s guidance on social distancing, all MHS groups and workshops will meet virtually via Zoom. See below for more information on the group offerings for the Fall 2021 semester.
New Clients: New Clients: For students who have not previously seen a Habif psychiatrist, please schedule with the Mental Health Nurse via the Student Portal.
Returning Clients: Psychiatric medication management is available to returning students meeting the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled full-time and paid the University health and wellness fee
- Have seen a Habif psychiatrist during the previous academic year
- Current clinical issues are related to those previously treated
- Currently located in Missouri (Students who have received previous treatment from a Habif psychiatrist and are NOT in Missouri should contact their Habif psychiatrist to discuss treatment options
If you are a returning psychiatry client, please schedule online using the Student Portal.
Note: Due to the impact of COVID and uncertainties related to governmental policies, restrictions, and legislation, we will not be accepting any new or transferred patients that require the prescription of stimulant medications. Stimulant medications include but are not limited to Adderall, Adderall XR, Ritalin, Concerta and Focalin. If you are already receiving stimulant medications, we encourage you to try to continue to work with your current provider. If you are hoping to consider starting a stimulant, we will try to assist you in finding a provider outside of Habif that accepts your insurance.
Regarding prescriptions, Habif psychiatrists cannot prescribe some medications in some states, due to federal and state laws, even for students meeting the above criteria. In those cases, you and your Habif provider can discuss the options for treatment. Habif psychiatrists do not prescribe medication unless students are current and active patients.
Your Habif provider may request that you see a local or other community provider if a situation arises that is not conducive to distance management through Habif. Potential situations include development of new symptoms, worsening symptoms, or medication complications.
Contact your Habif psychiatrist through the secure message system of the Student Portal. Monitor the secure message system for information and replies to your inquiries.
Other contact can be made to the Mental Health Nurse 314-935-6776 or the Mental Health Coordinator at 314-935-6695.
The Student Health Services staff takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating and responding to students’ eating and body image concerns.