Student Health and Wellness

Counseling Services

Psychiatry Services

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Psychiatric Services 

For some students, psychotropic medication can be an important component of their mental health treatment plan.  For students needing psychotropic medication, TAMUK Student Health and Wellness Counseling Services believes that an integrated treatment plan should include regular meetings with both a clinician and the psychiatrist with communication between these providers. 

In partnership with Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Department of Psychiatry, Student Health and Wellness Counseling Services offer Psychiatry Telehealth Services to currently enrolled Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) students who are actively engaged in ongoing counseling services through SHW Counseling Services. 

  • Referrals and appointments are made through SHW Counseling Services.
  • To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled at TAMUK and actively participate in counseling services through TAMUK Student Health and Wellness.
  • Initial psychiatry appointments/intakes are offered each week, excluding A&M System holidays through secure video-conferencing.
  • An initial telepsychiatry appointment is 1 hour. Follow-up appointments are 30 minutes.
  • There is no cost to the student for the appointment. However, the client may be responsible for charges associated with the cost of prescribed medication.
  • There may be a $50 charge for missed appointments, late arrivals, and late cancellations to the student’s TAMUK account (see below).
  • The psychiatrist cannot provide refills on medications prescribed by another provider.
  • If a student is in counseling with an off-campus counseling provider or is only interested in medication without counseling treatment, SHW Counseling Services cannot provide psychiatric care but can assist with a referral to a community provider for medication evaluation/management. Psychiatric services are limited and are by appointment only through a secure video conferencing portal.

Cancellation Policy and No Show Charge for Psychiatric Appointments

If you have a scheduled appointment, please be sure to keep your appointment and arrive at your virtual appointment on time. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call the Department of Psychiatry | Texas A&M University Health Science Center 979.436.0600 and Student Health and Wellness at 361-593-3991 or 361.593.5080 to cancel or reschedule the appointment. You have up to two hours prior to your appointment to cancel or reschedule.

  • A $50.00 “no-show” charge may be billed to your TAMUK student account if you arrive late, do not keep, or do not cancel your appointment with the psychiatrist at least two hours prior to the appointment.

If you feel you have a significant reason for missing your appointment, canceling late, or arriving late, you may submit a petition to request the charge be waived. Petitions will be accepted up to 15 business days after the missed appointment, late arrival, or late cancellation.