Mental Health Treatment and Direct Support Services

Mental Health Check-in Phone Appointments

For out of state students, please contact us at 314-935-6695 to request an appointment. If you call and get our voicemail, please follow the prompts and we will get back to you.

Counseling Appointments

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 (this may change if laws are revised during this national emergency).
  • Meet the screening criteria put in place by MHS providers.

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 phone consultation 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 call you 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:

Information about Distance Counseling Services (PDF)

For discussion with your counselor at the time of your first Zoom tele-mental health appointment:

More Information about Counseling

After Hours Support Line

Available after 5:00 p.m. weekdays, all weekends, and holidays. Call 314-935-6666 and follow the prompts.

Therapy Assistance Online

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) offers treatment for mild to moderate anxiety and depression, including concerns and stress due to the pandemic.

More Information about TAO

Let’s Talk

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

More Information about Let’s Talk 

Group Therapy and Support

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 Spring 2021 semester.

More Information about Therapy Group Services

Psychiatry and Medication

New Clients: For students who have not previously seen a Habif psychiatrist, please contact the Mental Health Nurse (314)935-6776 or the Mental Health Coordinator at 314-935-6695.

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.

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.

More Information About Psychiatry Services

Treatment of Eating Disorders

The Student Health Services staff takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating and responding to students’ eating and body image concerns. Our team includes professionals who have particular experience and interest in this area.

More Information about Eating Disorders