Psychiatry

What does a Psychiatrist do?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists that treat mental and physical disorders. Psychiatrists are physicians who evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who are affected by a temporary or chronic health problem. The problems can be sudden, like an anxiety attack or more long-term, such as feelings of depression, which cause daily life to feel uncontrollable.

For a more detailed explanation please visit the American Psychiatric Association webpage.

Psychiatrists are available at Student Health by referral. If you need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist, please make an appointment to be seen by one of our medical care providers at (805) 893-3371 or go to our Gateway Portal to schedule an appointment online.