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Frequently Asked Questions

Click on each of the FAQs below to learn more about Student Counseling Services.

  • Why should I choose Student Counseling Services for my mental health care?

    No Waitlist!

    Because a significant number of our patients graduate from the University each year, there is a natural ebb and flow of our patient base. This translates into your being able to secure an appointment quickly!

    Exceptional Quality.

    Good quality mental health care is unfortunately hard to find. Rest assured that when you come to Student Counseling Services, you will receive exceptional care from our diverse staff of mental health professionals including doctoral level psychiatrists and psychologists.

    Confidential & Discrete.

    Student Health providers do not play any role in the academic assessment or promotion of UTHealth students. In other words, you do not have to worry that your treating provider in Student Health will also be your supervisor on your clinical rotations, in the classroom, or in the lab. We have one priority, and that priority is you and your health.

    Conveniently Located.

    Come see us in between classes, before you head into the lab, or after you finish rounding on your patients in the afternoon. We are conveniently located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and also offer virtual visits.

    Your First Visit Is Free.

    There is no cost for your first visit with a Student Counseling Services provider. Subsequent visits are billed through your insurance provider.

  • Are there other mental health resources available to students?

    Absolutely, please visit our website for the latest information and updates. (QR CODE?)

  • Do you accept health insurance?

    Yes, we are in-network with most major health insurance providers. Always check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage. You will want to know if you have any “in-network benefits” or “out-of-network benefits” with your provider, as well as any information on copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance. For additional questions related to billing and insurance, please visit our billing page.