CSU Health Network uses a team approach to look at physical, emotional and lifestyle issues in order to provide the most comprehensive care to students.
Our Behavioral Health approach embeds counseling within Medical Services, allowing students to have immediate access to a mental health provider during a medical visit. This “no wrong door” approach for mental health services means that students have access to the support they need, whether they start in Medical Services or Counseling Services.
Behavioral Health consultants are psychologists, social workers, and counselors who function as members of the student’s integrated health care team. The mental health professionals talk with students to explore their concerns and work with the primary care provider to come up with strategies to address the concerns.
Some of the concerns that can be addressed by behavioral health providers include:
- Sleep issues
- Sexual concerns
- Chronic pain
- Medication and medical treatment compliance issues
- Mild eating disorder issues
- Unhealthy lifestyles and habits
- Hesitation to engage in mental health treatment
- Communication, assertion, and conflict resolution skills