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University Counseling Services

Division of Student Affairs

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Schedule an Appointment

Call 804-828-6200 to schedule an appointment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering all appointments via tele-mental health at this time.

Getting connected to UCS is easy. All you need to do is call 804-828-6200 and ask for a RAM (Referral & Assessment Meeting) appointment.

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After Hours Emergency?

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and want to speak with a crisis clinician, then please call University Counseling Services at (804) 828-6200 day or night. Students will no longer need to call VCU police for mental health emergencies.

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Eligibility for Services

UCS provides short-term mental health services to enrolled students. When a student’s needs require a different level of care, UCS works with students to transition care to community providers.

Transition of care may occur when:

If a student is currently seeing a professional for therapy and can continue to work with them, we often encourage the student to continue care with their current provider. Students who are already receiving ongoing therapy with another mental health provider are not eligible for UCS services.

Also, if a counselor determines that a referral outside the agency better serves the student at any time during counseling, a recommendation and referral will be provided immediately.

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