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Student and Resident Mental Health

Available to all AMC Students, Residents, and Fellows

We provide comprehensive and confidential mental health services for all students enrolled in the schools located at the Anschutz Medical Campus (Medical, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, graduate school, etc.) as well as GME residents and fellows (including Denver Health (DH) residents and fellows).  Initial appointments are scheduled relatively quickly, often within the same week.  Options for ongoing care include receiving treatment from the AMC Student and Resident Mental Health clinicians, the UCH Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, and a community network of providers, depending on insurance coverage.

ENROLLED AMC STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS WANTING TO SCHEDULE A MENTAL HEALTH APPOINTMENT with Student and Resident Mental Health (Fitzsimons Building) or Campus Health Center (AMC Health and Wellness Center):  

Call (303) 724-4716

(please do not use to obtain or discuss clinical information)

 

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY:

  • If off-campus, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.  
  • If on campus, call (303) 724-4444 or go to the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Room (notify ER staff that you are an AMC/DH student or resident).

FOR CARE AFTER-HOURS, ON WEEKENDS, OR DURING HOLIDAYS:

  • If you are in acute crisis, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1 (844) 493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255.  You may also go to a local crisis center for evaluation, which can be found on the Colorado Crisis Services website. 
  • Faculty with acute concerns about an AMC/DH student or resident may also call the Colorado Crisis Services.
  • If you are an existing AMC Student and Resident Mental Health patient and can wait up to an hour for a return call, you may reach the on-call psychiatry attending at (303) 370-9127.  

*Please note: Due to patient privacy laws, Student and Resident Mental Health faculty and on-call attendings will not be able to discuss concerns about existing student and resident patients with AMC or DH faculty who are not part of the students’/residents’ clinical treatment team. 

Appointments can be made by calling the Student Mental Health Service at (303) 724-4716 or emailing smhservice@ucdenver.edu. Clinical service hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mon., Tues, & Wed.) and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thurs., Fri.) The Student and Resident Mental Health Service is located in the Fitzsimons Building, Level 2, east hallway.
Visits to Student and Resident Mental Health Service are confidential. If you want any information to be shared with an outside person, you must sign a release of information. Any records maintained by Student and Resident Mental Health are not part of your academic or administrative records. The Student and Resident Mental Health clinicians follow HIPAA and other state laws regarding confidentiality.

Treatment modalities and services include individual:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group therapy/support groups
  • Medication management

In addition, consultation is provided to deans, faculty members, and other support staff on any issues related to student and resident mental health. Consultation appointments may be scheduled by calling the Student Mental Health Service at (303) 724-4716 during business hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mon., Tues, & Wed.) and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thurs., Fri.) 

Student and Resident Mental Health accepts most insurances, including the school sponsored plan, United Student Resources, the CU GME sponsored plan, Mines and Associates, and Denver Health Medical Plan. Please check with your insurance provider concerning coverage terms/limitations (i.e., co-pays, number of visits, etc.).

We are contracted with all Medicaid RAEs except Region 2 (Northeast Health Partners/Beacon) and Region 4 (Health Colorado, Inc).

For a mental health emergency, dial 911 or go to any emergency room. If you are on campus, dial (303) 724-4444 or you may go to the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Room; identify yourself as an AMC or DH student or resident, and you will be prioritized and seen by the Emergency Department team, including a CU Anschutz psychiatry faculty member.
The AMC Student and Resident Mental Health Service offers psychological assessments to help students and residents determine whether they have attention or learning disorders and/or need documentation of a learning disability in order to receive appropriate accommodations.


Please contact Dr. Rosenthal at 303-724-9637 to schedule a consult regarding testing.

Contact Us

Student and Resident Mental Health

Fitzsimons Bldg, Level 2

13001 E. 17th Place

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-4716

Fax: (303) 724-8859

SMHservice@ucdenver.edu

(appt. requests only)