The student health center provides a number of services for currently registered students who are seeking support and resources to help prevent and treat substances abuse and addiction. Services available include:
– Counseling Services
– Health Education
– Support groups
– Addiction Treatment Programs
First Time Appointment
Your initial consultation meeting is a time for you to speak with a clinician about the situation and feelings that brought you to the Center. There are three options for attending an initial consultation meeting. You can schedule an initial consultation meeting with a clinician by calling the center at 202-202-2020, stopping by MGC 215 to schedule this appointment, or registering online at ausapconsultation.com. You will need to arrive to your Initial Consultation appointment 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to complete paperwork. After completing paperwork, the clinician you meet with will help you sort out your concerns, gather some background information, and discuss with you your options for obtaining further assistance.
Based on what you discuss in your initial meeting, you and your clinician will consider your options for further assistance. Options include seeking private off campus treatment (in which case your clinician will help you find an appropriate, affordable, accessible service); consulting with a different office on campus; or participating in one of the services provided at the AU SAP center.
If a student is experiencing an emergency after-hours, that student may contact the AU Police Department (x3636), call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. For other urgent mental health questions or concerns after hours, students may also use a Crisis Helpline under the “Crisis Resources” tab.
Our services often involve the discussion of sensitive personal information. It is important that you feel safe in your discussions with a clinician, and that your privacy is respected and protected. Patient confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. Federal confidentiality laws protect visits and conversations with clinicians. AU SAP must maintain medical records and medical information as private, and AU SAP does not disclose information to parents or families unless explicitly authorized by the patient or in cases of emergency.