University of North Texas

Division of Student Affairs

Psychiatry

(940) 565-2333

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) has two full-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Stephanie Kelton and Delia Sandoval, to provide psychiatric services.

Psychiatric Services Provided

Psychiatric services include:

  • Psychiatric evaluations - including diagnosis of anxiety, body image & disordered eating, depression, and bi-polar disorder, and other mental illnesses, and evaluation of efficacy of treatment plans

  • Prescribing of medications and medication management for mental illnesses

  • Comprehensive treatment planning based on individual patient needs

  • Coordination of care and consultation with other professionals

There are associated charges for psychiatric services.

Counseling services are available to enrolled UNT students through Counseling and Testing Services.

 

How do I access psychiatric services?

Upon completion of the referral process, patients will be scheduled an appointment for an initial evaluation. Therefore, a student must be referred by a SHWC medical provider, a psychologist from UNT Counseling & Testing Services, UNT TAMS, UNT Psychology Clinic, Dean of Students Care Team, or from an outside psychiatrist. Students under the care of a psychiatrist, either currently or in the past, can also make a self-referral. Please call (940) 565-2333 for additional questions regarding self-referral. Upon completion of the referral process, patients will be scheduled an appointment for an initial evaluation.

 

What should I expect at initial evaluation?

  1. Fees: There are fees associated when seeing the Psychiatric NP - $50 for initial evaluation ($35 for follow up appointments). Students will be asked to review and acknowledge the Mental Health Program Policy/Procedure (MHPP), which details the referral process, fees related to specialty services, no-show fees, appointment cancellation process, and potential lab requirements to be prescribed/refill certain medications. (See MHPP here for details).

    1. Expect more follow-up appointments at start of treatment as medication regimens may require frequent adjustments to optimize treatment.

  2. Medical Records: Current and past psychiatric records may be requested to manage medications from previous providers before initial evaluation is scheduled. Release of Information will be discussed when initial appointment is scheduled.

    1. We recommend patients bring any medications they have are currently taking to initial appointments.

  3. Time Management:

    1. Arrive 30 minutes before 1st initial appointment (see MHPP for details) to complete forms/questionnaires (15 minutes before follow-up appointments).

    2. Initial face-to-face appointments are approximately 45 minutes with focus on gathering thorough background information to guide the assessment and medication treatment recommendations.

    3. Our Psychiatric NPs may ask many questions, including about your general health, family history, and social history. 

  4. ADD/ADHD: SHWC does not diagnose Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ ADHD). However, the SHWC does provide medication management for students with diagnostically supported ADD/ADHD. Supported records and documentation are required before initial appointment. Re-evaluation may be required at the doctor’s discretion if indicated. (See the ADD/ADHD page for more information.)

  5. Controlled Substances: Prescriptions for medications considered to be controlled substances (e.g. Adderall or Xanax) are only prescribed as indicated and have various restrictions.

  6. Psychiatric services is not therapy-focused. However, sensitive information may be discussed, and psychiatric provider may recommend you see another health professional – for example a psychologist to discuss various forms of therapy that work in conjunction with medication.

Please call the Health Center appointment line at (940) 565-2333 or Psychiatric Clinic Nurse at (940) 369-7612 for additional questions prior to seeing psychiatric specialist.