Psychiatry Services

The CSU Health Network Psychiatry Services is staffed by board certified psychiatrists as well as psychiatric nurse practitioners and a registered nurse. The psychiatric staff works closely with the counseling staff and the primary care medical staff to evaluate and treat your mental health needs.

If you have received psychiatric care in the past, your medications can be prescribed by the psychiatric staff at the CSU Health Network while you are attending CSU. If you plan to transfer your care to us, please obtain copies of your previous records – the Medical Records Department can assist you with this.

The registered nurse who works with the psychiatric providers can work with you to obtain free or low cost prescription medications from the pharmaceutical companies if you qualify by income and insurance status.

To make an appointment, call (970) 491-7121.

 

Buprenorphine (BUP) Clinic for Opioid Addiction

The opioid addiction epidemic has emerged as one of the biggest public health concerns in the United States. CSU Health Network Psychiatry Services is available to help CSU students with medication assistance during the recovery process as well as provide psychotherapy specific to addiction problems.

The Buprenorphine, or BUP, Clinic is available to students who suffer from addiction to heroin, pain pills, or any other opioid use.

What is Buprenorphine (BUP)?
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is an FDA-approved medication to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal and detoxification, and as a maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder.

Make an Appointment at BUP Clinic
CSU students can begin BUP treatment at CSU Health Network or transfer their care from an off-campus prescriber. Students can schedule a free, 30-minute consultation with Dr. Irena Danczik, an addiction psychiatrist with CSU Health Network, to learn more about the medication and transfer of care process.

To schedule the free consultation, call the CSU Health Network at 970-491-7121 and be sure to specifically request “BUP Clinic free consult.” Please be aware that no treatment or medication will be provided during this first informational appointment.

 

NADA Ear Acupuncture Group

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) ear acupuncture treatment is a non-verbal approach to healing. Although results can vary from individual to individual, various studies have shown that it can deliver the following benefits:

  • Reduced cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine
  • Minimized withdrawal symptoms
  • Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation
  • Relief from stress, anxiety, emotional trauma, and chronic pain
  • An easier connection with counseling
  • A discovery of inner quiet and strength
  • An intention for recovery

CSU Health Network Psychiatry Services is now offering a NADA Ear Acupuncture Group for CSU students at no cost. The treatment is provided by Dr. Irena Danczik, an addiction psychiatrist with CSU Health Network and a NADA-certified practitioner.

NADA Ear Acupuncture Group
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm
FREE. No appointment necessary.
Limited to 8 clients per session. Students only.

The treatment involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear. The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 30-45 minutes. Clients can attend once group session or multiple group sessions, depending on their needs. Call 970-491-7121 for more information.