At this time, we have limited psychiatric services and a wait time to schedule an appointment. If you require or would like more immediate psychiatric services, the following is a community resource:

Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry                                                                                  801-224-3014                                                                                                              361 East 1200 South, Orem              

In addition to the above community resource, we also have a listing of various health care resources in the community.

Our psychiatric nurse practitioners work with students with mental health concerns to determine what medication(s) might be most helpful to them. If you are interested in learning more about how prescription medications or supplements might be helpful for mental health issues (such as depression or bipolar disorder), meeting with one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners could be helpful.

In contrast to psychiatric services, psychological services provides therapy services (including individual, couples, and group therapy) to students with mental health concerns. More information on psychological services can be found on our Mental Health Services page.

Detailed Office Hours and Location

UVU Student Health Services Office Hours and Location:
Monday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-5
Sorensen Center, SC 221

Medical Services Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9-6, Friday 9-4

Psychiatric Services Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9-3

Mental Health Services Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-5 

Learning Disability Assessment Services Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-5 

Crisis Services Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-4:15

After Hours Crisis:
Call the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8, or
Text "START" to 741-741 to connect with a counselor at Crisis Text Line

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Making An Appointment

Please be aware that our procedures for scheduling with a psychiatric nurse practitioner have changed.

  • If you are a new patient, to schedule an appointment with our psychiatric nurse practitioners please send us an email including your first name, last name, phone number, and UVU student ID number to [email protected].
  • If you are a returning patient, please call our receptionists at 801-863-8876 to schedule an appointment. This will put you in touch with one of our receptionists during our operating hours (these hours are listed in the box entitled Detailed Office Hours and Location). If you call outside these hours, you will be able to leave a voicemail for our receptionists, and you will be called back the next business day. If you leave a voicemail, please include the following information: first name, last name, phone number, and UVU student ID number.

Due to the high demand of our psychiatric services you will need to be enrolled in 9+ credit hours to receive psychiatric services (6+ credit hours in the summer). Please be aware that psychiatric services are only available to currently enrolled UVU students, and that we do not provide services to students who are under the age of 18 or to full-time UVU employees.

What will happen at my first appointment with psychiatric services?

The nurse practitioner will meet with you for 60 minutes and will take a thorough history of the presenting problems and symptoms. This will include assessment of:

  • Psychiatric history including previous treatments, hospitalizations, and medications
  • Current symptoms
  • Medical history
  • Family history of psychiatric illnesses
  • Substance use history
  • Current relevant social issues regarding work, school, and other relationships

Follow-up appointments typically last 30 minutes and are important to determine how you are tolerating and responding to treatment.

How long will I need to be on medication?

The length of time that is recommended to continue taking medication varies greatly based on your current symptoms and diagnosis. The nurse practitioner will discuss a treatment plan with you and will help you to determine this on an individual basis.

What will it cost to meet with the psychiatric nurse practitioner?

The cost for an initial visit is $30.
The cost for a follow-up visit is $15.

Psychiatric Staff

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