Given the changing environment of college mental health, CAPS is always experimenting with new initiatives to improve access and client care. Below are a few of the current pilot programs we are conducting. If any of these may help you get the care you want, please ask about them when you call to schedule.
This is our program to help students, only needing one or two sessions with us, be scheduled into open clinical time in providers' schedules sooner than our Consults allow for. This is a good option to quickly get tools, tips, and direction to address things that are troubling you. It is also a good option to manage any other type of contact you need to have with CAPS (help connecting with care off campus, checking in at someone's request, following up after an outreach or hospital visit, learning about whether CAPS is right for your care, getting documentation filled out, learning how to help a friend, etc). There are no follow ups planned after these sessions, but you can always schedule another one in the future, and these sessions are 25-minutes. To book one of these, call us and ask for a "Fast Track request" and someone will follow up with you later that day with potential options.
Same Day Sessions
Starting on Tuesday, October 3rd, CAPS will be offering a limited number of sessions that can be booked the same day of the appointment. These 25-minute meetings are scheduled at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Sometimes follow-up appointments are scheduled after these, but most people are encouraged to continue using this type of appointment for their care. These are ideal if you have something time-sensitive to discuss, or just want to discuss anything with a clinician and want a more flexible approach for your scheduling. To book one, call us and ask for a "Same Day appointment."
Shopping Period Walk-In Clinic
This past shopping period, CAPS scheduled almost no appointments in advance, and worked almost entirely on a no-appointment-necessary system. These were all 25-minute sessions that could be reserved the same day the person wanted to come in, or by just coming in. This allowed us to see a larger number of students during shopping period than in the history of the center, and will be something we will continue going forward.
Finals Weeks Walk-In Clinic
Similar to the shopping period clinic, we will be experimenting with something similar for the last two weeks of the Fall semester. Beginning Monday, December 11, and going through Thursday December 21, we will have all staff available for appointments between 9am and 4pm, with the last appointment starting at 4pm. These are all 25-minute sessions that could be reserved the same day the person wanted to come in, or by just coming in and asking for one.