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Frequently Asked Questions: Online Scheduling For Brief Assessment Appointments

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CMHC is introducing online scheduling for brief assessments. Students can schedule an appointment online and will receive a call from a brief assessment counselor at their appointment time. The brief assessment appointment is a 15-20 minute phone call to discuss a student’s unique needs, assess for symptoms, discuss different treatment options, and assist students in getting connected to the appropriate service.

Students requested a way to use online scheduling for brief assessment appointments. CMHC is excited to introduce a new level of convenience and flexibility into the clinical system.

Students can go to the CMHC website and click on “Schedule a Brief Assessment” to get to the MyCMHC web portal. The web portal gives students access to their paperwork, secure messages, and other important client information. From here, students will follow the instructions to book a brief assessment appointment.

Brief assessment appointments are currently the only clinical appointment type available to schedule online. Students must first speak with a brief assessment counselor before they are able to schedule further counseling appointments.

Appointments are available up to one week in advance.

Brief assessment appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm Central Time. Students can log in to schedule at any time. Appointments are available up to one week in advance.

All CMHC services, including online scheduling for brief assessments, are available to all UT undergraduate and graduate students. There is no cost to students for this appointment.

Students can still call CMHC at 512-471-3515 and talk to a brief assessment counselor anytime Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Online appointment scheduling for brief assessments gives students more options, convenience, and flexibility.

Everyone seeking services at CMHC first speaks with a Brief Assessment and Referral Counselor over the phone for approximately 15-20 minutes to ask questions and talk more about their situation, and which CMHC services are the best fit. The counselor will then make recommendations given each student’s unique needs and discuss different treatment options to assist students in getting connected to the most appropriate services. Sometimes those services may be provided on campus, other times they may be off campus.

No. CMHC uses the same scheduling system as University Health Services. To use online scheduling for brief assessment, students will need to complete some online paperwork if they have not already done so for previous UHS appointments. This process will take several minutes the first time a student schedules a brief assessment.

Students in crisis should call the CMHC Crisis Line at 512-471-2255. Online appointment scheduling for brief assessments is NOT for students who are in immediate crisis.

Students will receive a call from a brief assessment counselor at their appointment time. If a student does not answer within 5 minutes, they will need to re-schedule their appointment. There are no charges for missing an appointment.

Students can reschedule or cancel their own appointment using the appointment scheduling portal.




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