Psychiatry Services

Primary care and psychiatry work together to provide medical services for a wide range of mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, and psychosis. These services include evaluation and treatment, including the prescribing of medication, ordering of labs, and referral to other professionals such as counselors, dieticians, other medical specialists, or more intensive programs.

Students can access a screening for new counseling and psychiatric services through a CAPS-Phone-Request.  Phone requests will result in a scheduled telemental health consultation screening with a CAPS counselor to discuss your needs and assist with connecting you with available resources.

The first three Psychiatry appointments are prepaid by the University for enrolled MSU students. This does not apply to MSU Law or Lifelong Ed students. After the three covered visits, charges are billed to insurance. Any remaining balance is billed to the student. Please check with your insurance company to confirm your mental health coverage. We do not want any student to go without service because of concerns about cost. If this is a concern, an appointment with a social worker can be made to discuss solutions.


MSU CAPS is offering limited psychiatric appointments via telepsychiatry. Providers are located off-campus and students will attend appointments by checking in at the CAPS Union location on the third floor of the MSU Student Union building.

The appointment will take place in a private exam room, via confidential videoconferencing, following the same HIPAA privacy guidelines as in-person appointments. Students who choose this option should be comfortable with communicating via videoconferencing and may have a medical assistant in the room for part of the appointment to assist with any physical exam components such as observing gait/tremor/etc. as well as facilitating the use of videoconferencing equipment.

Students who choose a telehealth provider will have the same access to services and treatment options as those utilizing traditional psychiatric appointments and off-site providers will communicate with and collaborate with other MSU CAPS providers in real-time. If a student opts for telehealthcare and then the student or the provider determines that in-person care is a better fit, the student will have the option of transferring to an MSU CAPS psychiatric provider on-site at MSU, or another provider within Student Health & Wellness or in the community.

24-hour notice is requested for all cancellations. To cancel, please call (517) 355-8270.