Mental Health Services

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
AFTER-HOURS CRISIS SUPPORT & VICTIM ASSISTANCE: 303-615-9911

Mental Health Services

The Health Center at Auraria’s Mental Health Services are provided by all medical providers, which includes both general medicine clinicians and specialists in psychiatry. Each of these providers is licensed to prescribe medications when clinically indicated. 

Consider taking a Free Online Assessment  prior to making an appointment.  There is no need to register, and you can print out the result if you’d like.  These assessment tools are not meant to be diagnostic, but to help inform discussion with your medical and/or mental health provider.

Below is a summary of Mental Health Services:
  • Addiction Resources
  • Assessment for the need of psychotropic medications
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Case management, resourcing and advocacy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Medication management (Ongoing monitoring of both physical and emotional functioning when medication is prescribed)
  • Outreach Programs
  • Referrals to higher level of care, if clinically or medically necessary
Walk-in Crisis Appointments are available during business hours.


Health Insurance Coverage

Each health insurance plan is different. It’s important for any patient to understand what their health insurance plan covers for Medical and Mental Health Services. More information about Insurance can be found on Health Insurance.
There’s no fee associated with Crisis Service Intervention for Medical or Mental Health Services. If individuals would like follow-up care, fees include standard health insurance copayments. Self-pay options are also available. For all MSU Denver Students and CU Denver International Students on the Student Health Insurance Plan, there are no fees associated with Mental Health Services. Call for additional information or to schedule an appointment.


Referrals

If needed, the Health Center at Auraria providers make referrals to other Mental Health Services both on and off campus
 
Campus Resources
 

CCD Counseling Center
Appointments for CCD Students.
Tivoli 245 | 303-352-3205

MSU Denver Counseling Center
Appointments for MSU Denver Students.
Tivoli 651 | 303-615-9988

CU Denver Counseling Center
Appointments for CU Denver Students.
Tivoli 454 | 303-315-7270

24/7 Mental Health and Victim Assistance Crisis Line
Available for all students, faculty and staff on campus.
303-615-9911 or text TALK to 38255

Online Resources

Colorado Wellness Recovery  
This resource page provides Colorado-specific resources for both mental health and substance use recovery.

Free Guided Meditations
Numerous guided meditations in both English and Spanish as well as access to the UCLA Mindful app.

National Institute of Mental Health
Educational information on common diagnoses, treatments and medication, as well as population-specific resources.

National Association of Mental Illness College Guide 
A helpful guide for college students and families on having a conversation around mental health, treatment options, privacy rights, offering support and reducing stigma.

Transitioning your mental healthcare  
A guide created by the JED Foundation that provides information specifically to individuals looking to transition their mental health or medical care to a new provider.

Ulifeline  
A resource for college students to explore various mental health conditions, how to communicate with a friend for whom they are concerned, and connect with various wellness resources.

Mental Health Apps

Calm  
Ideal for meditation and mindfulness, addressing areas such as sleep, stress, and anxiety.

Headspace 
Ideal for stress reduction and to help with quality sleep.

Insight Timer
One of the largest libraries of free meditations and mindfulness exercises.

Life Armor 
Made for the military community, this app provides educational information on substance abuse, depression, anger, life stress, sleep, and work adjustment.

Sanvello 
Offers a range of strategies, as well as mood tracking, designed to help with stress, anxiety and depression.

Stop, Breathe, and Think 
Offers a variety of activities to help with mindfulness as well tracking individual mood/symptom progress.

Super Better  
This app uses a gaming model to encourage positive behavior change.

Virtual HopeBox  
This app provides options for inspiration, relaxation, distractions and coping tools.

Schedule an appointment

Call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment in advance.
Please note there is a failed appointment fee of up to $50.00 for missed appointments or short notice cancellations (less than 24 hours).