Texas Tech University

Mental Health Services

The Primary Care Providers at Student Health Services treat mild to moderate mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, etc. Severe or more complicated conditions are referred to the TTUHSC Psychiatry Department for evaluation and management.

Student Health Services and the Student Counseling Center are separate departments located within the same building. Student Health Services is located on the 1st floor of the Student Wellness Center, and the Student Counseling Center is located on the 2nd floor. Although two separate departments, Student Health Services and the Student Counseling Center work together to ensure students receive the best care possible. 

How to access mental health services:

If you are interested in medication, call Student Health Services at 806.743.2848.

If you are interested in counseling, call the Student Counseling Center at 806.742.3674. 

What is the cost to receive mental health services at Student Health Services?

Billing for mental health services is handled in the same way as most other clinic services offered at Student Health Services. If a student presents health insurance, we will check eligibility for services and, if the services are eligible, will send the claim to insurance. Any outstanding co-payments, co-insurance or deductibles will not be charged to the student since Student Health Services considers these costs already covered by the Medical Service Fee. 

For uninsured students or students with insurance that is not eligible for mental heath services, Student Health will apply all charges to their Student Business Services tuition account at a 60 - 70% discounted rate. 

Approximate self-pay (non-insured) costs for mental health services are as follows:

Tier 1: Mental Health Medication with a Primary Care Provider

Initial mental health medication visit = $30 - $50
+$130 for labs (if needed)
Follow up mental health medication visit = $30

Tier 2: Mental Health Medication with Behavioral Health Integrated Team

Approximate cost to establish care in Tier 2 = $270
Initial mental health diagnostic assessment = $90
Initial mental health medicationvisit = $50 - $75 
Labs for initial mental health medication visit = $130 - $140
Follow up mental health medication visit = $35 - $50

 Brief Intervention Counseling Services

Initial visit (60 minute) = $70
Follow up visit (30 minute) = $36
Follow up visit (15 minute) = $22.50

What to do if you need immediate assistance for a mental health crisis:

  • Call 911 or go to the Emergency Room for emergent crisis.
  • TTU Crisis Helpline – 806.742.5555
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 800.273.8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Chat- 800.799.4889
  • During normal office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) you can walk in for a mental health screening.

Student Health Services