CAPS can help you connect with an off-campus provider, regardless of your insurance.

Sometimes seeking therapy or medication services off-campus may be a good option for a particular concern or to meet your individual needs. If CAPS has recommended off-campus services or you are looking into them on your own, the information on this page can help. 

In some cases, services and resources that are not available on campus may be available in the community.

Benefits of mental health treatment off-campus include:

  • Certain services are available off-campus that are not available on campus, such as intensive outpatient and inpatient treatment for mental illness, eating disorders, and substance use disorders and comprehensive psychological or educational testing.
  • You have more flexibility to see a therapist for as long as you need or want. This is particularly beneficial if you have longstanding, complex, or more severe issues—you may find that you can make more progress on such issues when you are able to continue in therapy for longer than is usually possible on campus. Furthermore, some students just prefer open-ended rather than brief therapy.
  • You may have more options for scheduling sessions off-campus including during the evenings and weekends
  • At times during the academic year, CAPS receives more requests for counseling services than we can address in a timely way, which can result in a wait time. The wait time to begin counseling off-campus may be shorter.

You are welcome to attend a triage appointment at CAPS to discuss options for referrals. From there, the CAPS clinician will help you locate off-campus resources that are as appropriate, accessible, and affordable as possible in our area.

If you know that you are interested in off-campus care, please review the resources below and begin the process of seeking metal and behavioral healthcare.