Behavioral Medicine offers a range of mental health services to our students. We strive to keep the BU community healthy and thriving, so please don’t hesitate to call if you need:
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Brief treatment, including therapy and psychiatry for a variety of mental health issues
- 24/7 on-call service for mental health emergencies (617-353-3569)
- Referral to community resources for longer-term care
- Phone consultation for students, parents, and BU faculty and staff
- Outreach and prevention programming
Though we don’t limit the number of sessions we offer, our model of care is short-term with referrals to local clinicians when longer-term or more extensive treatment is recommended. This allows greater access for all students in the community.
Clinicians are available 24/7, for daytime emergency triage and phone consultations, as well as mental health emergencies that occur after our clinic is closed.
What Happens When I Call?
To make an appointment with one of our providers, please call 617-353-3569 during normal business hours. This number is also located on the back of your BUID.
Many students are nervous and don’t know what to expect when they call Behavioral Medicine for the first time. If you are a new patient to Behavioral Medicine, you will be scheduled for an initial 20-minute evaluation at our clinic. The purpose of the initial evaluation is to discuss your reasons for seeking care and to determine the next best steps in addressing your mental health needs.
Looking for a referral for a provider in the community? You can get a referral for a therapist or prescriber in the community by contacting our referral coordinator via PatientConnect or calling 617-358-5714.
How to Make an Appointment
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
Not Ready to Make an Appointment?
Struggling with something specific? There are steps you can take immediately to improve common issues faced by college students.
Check out Half of Us, which offers students relevant information about mental health and academic issues.
You can visit our resource page for a number of tips for improving your mood, sleep, and overall well-being.
If you or someone you know is an imminent danger to themselves or someone else, call the BUPD on the Charles River Campus (617-353-2121), Public Safety at BUMC (617-638-4144), or 911 if you are off campus.
Mental Health Resources
Trouble sleeping? Anxiety getting in the way of your daily demands? Access our step-by-step guides to make lasting changes to your mental health.
Helping Someone in Distress
Concerned about a student? Click here for valuable resources that will help you support someone in our community.
A gatekeeper training program for students and staff that helps recognize signs of distress, how to best support students, and provide appropriate resources.