The SCS serves as the "gatekeeper" for the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP). If a student wishes to see an outside clinician, he or she must make an appointment at SCS to obtain referral forms before meeting with their new clinician. If the forms are not obtained before the first visit, the student will incur a penalty of $50 per appointment.
If the student is not satisfied with the therapist to whom he/she was referred and want a second referral to a different therapist, the student will need to have a new referral form completed by an SCS clinician, and signed by the Director.
The SCS refers students only to licensed clinicians, and are unable to backdate referral forms. If a student would like to be referred to more than one outside clinician for treatment, a separate referral form must be obtained for each.