CAPS FAQs

I've never been to CAPS. How do I access services?

Walk-in during Triage hours on a first-come, first-served basis and/or meet with one of the Triage counselors to briefly discuss the nature of your concern. The triage counselor will assist you in looking at alternatives about the next step in your care.

How much does it cost to be seen at CAPS?

 Students who have the student health insurance plan and students with Campus Care receive reduced fees for many services. The following list details the cost of services as of the 2017/2018 academic year:

Counseling and Psych Services Fee-for-Service Campus Care Student Insurance
CAPS Triage Visit $10.00 $8.00 $5.00
Triage Visit (If used as Same-Day Crisis Appointment, Initial Visit) $35.00 $20.00 $20.00
Triage Visit (If used as Same-Day Crisis Appointment, Follow-Up Visit) $25.00 $20.00 $20.00
Initial Counseling Appointment $35.00 $20.00 $20.00
Individual Follow-Up Counseling Appointment $25.00 $20.00 $20.00
Couple Counseling Appointment (Initial/Follow-Up if both are students) $40.00 ($20/ea) $30.00 ($15/ea) $30.00 ($15/ea)
Couple Counseling (Initial/Follow-Up if one partner is not a student) $60.00 ($20/$40) $55.00 ($15/$40) $55.00 ($15/$40)
Assessments: Substance Abuse and Eating Issues $35.00 $20.00 $20.00
Psychiatric Evaluation (includes first follow-up medication check if medication has been prescribed) $100.00 $50.00 $20.00
Medication Checks with Psychiatrist--In Person or by Phone $50.00 $35.00 $20.00
Psychiatry Brief Phone Consult $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Document Preparation--Letters, Forms, etc. $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Records Review $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

No Show Fee/Late Cancellation

ALL APPOINTMENTS NOT KEPT OR NOT CANCELLED BY 4P.M. THE DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

WILL BE CHARGED A NO-SHOW/LATE CANCELLATION FEE AS FOLLOWS:

Fee-for-Service Campus Care Student Insurance
Initial Counseling and Assessments $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Follow-Up Counseling $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Couples Initial and Follow-Up Counseling $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Initial Psychiatric Evaluation/Consult $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Psychiatric Med Check Appointments (including first med check) $50.00 $50.00 $50.00

Can I use my health insurance to pay for CAPS visits?

The only health insurance plans accepted by CAPS visits are: Arizona Board of Regents Student Health Insurance Plan administered by Aetna, and most Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance plans in addtion to the Campus Care plan. At their discretion, students are free to attain receipts for their visits to CAPS and submit them to their personal health insurance plan for reimbursement.

When can I come in for CAPS Triage?

CAPS offers both morning and afternoon Triage walk-in hours, daily, Monday - Friday. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Triage hours are:

Fall-Spring Hours: 9am-4pm Monday - Fridays during the academic year. | Summer Hours: 1-4pm Monday - Friday


Can I obtain prescription medications for psychiatric medications at CAPS?

A student may be evaluated for psychotropic medications at CAPS. All first visits to CAPS are through our walk-in Triage. If the CAPS Triage counselor deems it reasonable, students will be given an appointment to be evaluated by a member of the psychiatry team. The psychiatric team member will determine if medications may be beneficial in the student's treatment and prescribe these medications, if indicated.  For more information on psychiatric medications, click here.

How do I get refills for medication previously prescribed at CAPS?

After you have seen a member of the psychiatric team for a medical evaluation and been prescribed psychotropic medication, you will be asked to come in at certain intervals for brief "medication checks" and/or prescription renewals. These "med-check" appointments are generally made by calling the CAPS medical assistant at (520) 621-2379.  Because there is an extremely high demand for these appointments, and it could take some time to get an appointment at a time that works for you, we suggest that you call (520) 621-2379 at least two weeks before you run out of medication for best appointment availability. We take calls during regular Campus Health hours and will do our best to find a time that fits your schedule conveniently.


What if I can't afford my prescription medication?

Campus Health is sensitive to the needs of some patients who simply cannot afford certain critical medications. Some pharmaceutical companies offer Patient Assistance Programs that can enable you to obtain certain name brand medications at little or no cost, if you do not currently have a prescription benefit included as a part of your health insurance and if you meet the other requirements. Note that not everyone will qualify for these programs, even if you believe you have a legitimate financial need.

Each of the pharmaceutical manufacturers that offer Patient Assistance Programs may have very different criteria for participation. Certain clinical parameters, as well as financial parameters will apply in determining eligibility.

If you think you may be eligible for one of these prescription medication Patient Assistance Programs, talk with your Campus Health provider. If they think you are a candidate, they will give you the information, including directions on what to do to apply.