At CSU Health Network, we offer a range of options to help students understand and overcome their difficulties and concerns.
Psychiatry Services is staffed by board-certified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and psychiatric medical assistants. We work in collaboration with our Medical Services and Counseling Services to provide diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of various mental, emotional, or behavioral conditions, such as:
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Substance use disorders
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Other mental health issues
Our team works closely with you to evaluate your mental health needs and determine a course of treatment that often includes use of medications (pharmacotherapy).
Our Combined Treatment Model – Psychiatry and Counseling
Medication alone may not be the optimal treatment. Research has repeatedly shown that combining psychiatric medications with counseling produces better clinical outcomes for most conditions.
CSU Health Network has a model of combined treatment in which students seen by our psychiatry staff are also strongly encouraged to be involved in counseling. If treatment for substance us or other issues is recommended, students are expected to engage in those services as well.
To make an appointment, call (970) 491-7121.
Existing Medications/Transfer of Care
If you have received psychiatric care in the past, your care can be transferred and 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 prior to scheduling the first appointment. Our Medical Records Department can assist you with this.
Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
The opioid abuse epidemic has emerged as one of the biggest public health concerns in the United States. We can help CSU students with medication assistance during the recovery process. Treatment is available to students who suffer from abuse of heroin, pain pills, or any other opioid use.
What is Buprenorphine?
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is an FDA-approved medication to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal, detoxification from opioid use, and as a maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder.
To make an Appointment for Buprenorphine Treatment
CSU students who have been stabilized and are treated with buprenorphine by any off campus provider can transfer their care to CSUHN. 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 this free consultation, call the CSU Health Network at (970) 491-7121 and specifically request “Free Buprenorphine 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
CSU Health Network is now offering a NADA Ear Acupuncture Group for CSU students at no cost. The treatment is provided by NADA-certified practitioners.
NADA Ear Acupuncture Group
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm,
CSU Health and Medical Center 3rd floor, Room 3053
FREE. No appointment necessary. Check-in with the front desk staff at Counseling Services on 3rd floor.
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 relax in a group setting for 30-45 minutes. Clients can attend group session once or multiple group sessions, depending on their needs.