P39. Impact of an Embedded Counseling Center Psychologist within a Student Health Medical Clinic
Early identification and referral of students for timely mental health support markedly improves patient outcomes. Traditionally, referrals from medical providers to psychologists involve coordination between separate clinics. Our university embedded a counseling center psychologist within the medical clinic to enhance and streamline communication and holistic service provision. Our poster outlines the design of new referral processes, describes the referral volume and disposition, and highlights the benefits of this new initiative for both patients and staff.
Poster Category: Practice/Programmatic
Presenter(s): Matt Zimmerman, PsyD, ABPP, and Meredith Hayden, MD (University of Virginia)