The UNF Counseling Center provides psychiatric consultation
and medication management to students whose presenting issues suggest that
evaluation by a psychiatric professional would be appropriate or helpful. When psychiatrically indicated, a student may be given a prescription for medication
to treat their clinical symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety). Often, students
are encouraged to participate in counseling in addition to taking medication.
Psychiatric services at the Counseling Center are limited both in availability and in
regards to what medications our providers are able to prescribe.
Students interested in psychiatric services are encouraged
to contact the counseling center early in the semester. Initial screening
appointments may be scheduled by calling our center at 904-620-2602, or
stopping by our center, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
providers are unable to accept any new patients, the student
will be given the option of being placed on a wait-list, to be contacted when
our providers are able to accept new patients. Additionally, students may request
community referrals for psychiatric providers in their local area. We ask that
students have their health insurance information available if they are interested
in obtaining referrals to community providers who may accept their health
The Counseling Center does not regularly
prescribe any scheduled drugs (e.g. Benzodiazepines, Stimulants Sedatives, or
Sedative-Hypnotics). These are medications that have a high potential for abuse
recreationally, and dependency both physically and psychologically.
We do not prescribe
medical marijuana at the UNF Counseling Center. If you have been
diagnosed with a medical condition that you feel qualifies for medical
marijuana, it is recommended that you consult with your primary care provider
about a prescription.
in order to provide psychiatric services to students who have been identified
with ADD/ADHD, we have established the following guidelines.
It is imperative that the client follow our
recommendations which include attending follow-up appointments both for therapy
and medication management. If a prescription for a controlled substance is lost
or stolen, there must be a police report or the prescription will not be
If you have any questions, please contact your assigned counselor or the Center
Director, Dr. Andrew King, for further information at (904) 620-2602.
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