Our part-time psychiatrist provides students with initial medication evaluations (50 minutes) and ongoing medication management appointments (30 minutes). Students must be in on-going, consistent individual and/or group therapy with a therapist at Drexel’s Counseling Center in order to be referred to psychiatry services. If you are not currently in treatment anywhere and would like to be seen by the Counseling Center psychiatrist, you must first be established in ongoing therapy at the Counseling Center before a referral may be made at the therapist's recommendation.
If you have been diagnosed with a pre-existing mental health concern, and are already taking medication prescribed by a psychiatrist or other practitioner at home or off campus, you have the option to continue with your current prescriber or locate a local psychiatrist or other prescriber off-campus. Our Case Manager can assist in finding a provider in in the Philadelphia metro area. It is also recommended that students prepare in advance when transferring psychiatric care: plan ahead, have sufficient medication refills and identify resources several months before moving to campus.
Medication renewals are for current clients and should be done in session. Students are responsible for making appointments before running out of medication. Please follow these instructions:
- If you are running out of medication and an appointment is not already scheduled, it is your responsibility to call and make an appointment in enough time to get medication renewed at the appointment itself.
- In no case can medication be called in if you have not been seen for three months. If medications must be called in, call the Counseling Center directly instead of going through the pharmacy. When you pick up your medications, check the bottles to make sure the number of refills is correct.
- In the rare instance you need medication called in-between sessions, you will need to leave your pharmacy’s phone number, the medications’ names, doses, when and how many taken, when you will be out completely, and when your next appointment will be. You and the DUCC Psychiatrist, Dr. Neal Stolar, may need to speak over the phone or have an emergency session before medication is renewed.
- You will need to call or visit the pharmacy to verify that Dr. Stolar called in the order.
The Counseling Center is unable to provide medication for students seeking treatment for ADHD. Students who are wondering if they have ADHD and who have never had any evaluation will be referred off-campus for a diagnostic evaluation/medication evaluation. Because ADHD can present in a similar way as another condition, it is important to receive a careful and thorough evaluation by a qualified professional. Students seeking support for problems related to an ADHD diagnosis are eligible to be seen at the Counseling Center to learn compensatory strategies to more effectively manage problematic symptoms and behaviors.
Students seeking academic accommodations who have an ADHD diagnosis should contact the Office of Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or online at drexel.edu/disabilityResources.