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In-office and online appointments are available across California and Minnesota. New Patients: Please complete the form below and we will connect you with one of our scheduling members to get you started! Current Patients: Contact your individual office for follow-up appointments or additional information.

Mindpath College Health only accepts patients over the age of 18. If you would like to utilize Mindpath Health’s services (including child, adolescent, geriatrics, etc.), visit Mindpath.com.

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Insurance Disclaimer

Mindpath College Health is proud to accept and bill in-network insurance on your behalf to make services as convenient, accessible, and affordable to our community members. It is important that you provide, and keep, Mindpath College Health updated with all of your insurance policy information to ensure we bill correctly.  When you schedule an appointment, our team will do our best to verify your insurance benefits and quote your expected financial responsibility, known as cost-share, prior to your first appointment.

Information quoted to you is based on information obtained directly from your insurance carrier. A quote of benefits does not guarantee coverage and is subject to change based on your insurance policy’s processing of claims. Because information provided to us is not always 100% accurate, we highly encourage you to check in with your insurance company to fully understand your policy’s benefits.

We are participating (in-network), with most commercial plans offered by the following insurance carriers:

California: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross (including UC SHIP), Optum (United Healthcare), MHN (HealthNet), Magellan, and Cigna

Minnesota: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, PreferredOne, HealthPartners, UCare,  Medica/Optum (United Healthcare), and Cigna

Frequently Asked Questions

Appointments

Good news, our patients do not have to be a college student or from one of our partnered universities to start therapy at Mindpath Health! In our College Health offices, we do require our clients to be at least 18 years old.

We specialize in the college experience and what happens in or around this time. We look to serve and engage the college community, which can include those who are students, faculty members, recent graduates, nontraditional students, and those thinking about attending college.


If you or a referring member doesn’t fit this description, you can navigate to our main page Mindpath Health (mindpath.com) to earn more about services that cover all ages.

For college students in the University of California system (UCSB, UCSD, etc.), there is sometimes a requirement to have the on-campus counseling services provide a referral for insurance to be billed. This is not necessarily the case in every California or Minnesota university.

If using to the university’s insurance (UCSHIP), you will need to make sure to have a referral from the University before they can start services to avoid paying for insurance costs – as all costs are a patient’s responsibility.

With the proper referral on file at Mindpath College Health, you are only responsible for copays.

Please note, you are required to provide us with notice of cancellation at least 24 business hours in advance. Failure to do so may result in a late cancellation or missed appointment fee charge ($50/therapy session and $100/psychiatry session). You can call, text, or email your Front Office team to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

With Mindpath College Health we want to take measures to make sure you are safe and in a space that will provide the best possible therapeutic experience. We require that all clients are in a private and addressable space during sessions (our providers will verify your location for your safety).

State law protects the confidentiality of communications between a client and a therapist.

There are notable exceptions:

  • Mandated reporting for suspected Child/Elderly Abuse
  • Serious threat of physical violence toward others
  • Serious threat of danger toward self
  • Court order
  • Information requested by FBI
  • A client signing a Release of Information (ROI) to coordinate care between providers or outside parties

At Mindpath College Health, we believe that psychiatry services and medication management are often an essential part of your treatment. As such, our psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners focus on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral issues through psychotherapy and medication.

  • Psychiatric Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
  • Psychotherapy & Medication Management
  • Tailored To Your Needs

You’ll be scheduled to see one of our Psychiatry providers for a 1-hour initial intake. During that time, the physician or nurse practitioner will ask you about the symptoms that are distressing you, gather information regarding your medical history including what medications you are taking and if you have any physical medical problems or concerns. They’ll also ask you about your family history, your academic, work, and relationship stressors as well as assess your use of substances and how that might be affecting your overall health.

By the end of the intake, they will make recommendations for treatment tailored to your concerns and may include: 

  • Medications 
  • Lab work
  • Therapy 
  • Nutrition goals
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Referral to any other medical specialty relevant to your needs

Your Psychiatry provider will want to see you regularly for 30-minute follow-up visits in order to reassess your symptoms and to ensure you are making progress.

If you answer YES to any of these questions, psychiatry and medication management may be right for you.​

  • Do you often feel overwhelmed?
  • Does anxiety, depression, and negative outlooks occupy your daily thoughts?
  • Do you feel you are losing focus in school, at work, or with daily activities?
  • Have you found it hard to find what’s improving your mental health?
  • Would you like to try or continue Psychiatric services?

Medication and treatment can take a while to get right but has made the world of differences for many people. You’d work with your therapist and/or prescriber to find the right fit.

We accept major insurances in the states we practice, including student insurances but cost varies based on your personal insurance benefits (for example someone may need to only pay $10 for sessions and someone else may need to pay the out of pocket rate due to a deductible). All services are billable to insurance. It’s your responsibility to provide us with updated insurance information in a timely manner and to keep up with any changes to your benefits.

At this time any active higher education student can apply and receive funds toward copays or high deductibles through our Roots program. Speak with the front desk team to learn more about eligibility.

We require a credit/debit card on file for no-show and late cancellations but they can also pay through Paypal, check, or cash at the time of the session.

No. Therapy can vary greatly depending on the individual and the goals of the clinician and the patient. Commonly, sessions will be scheduled weekly, will last around an hour, and be ongoing for however long patient and their therapist feel they need. Medication management can be once a month or more, depending on your care needs.

Therapy can be focused on a brief issue or can last long term (it’s not uncommon and completely normal to have a therapist for years) – addressing overarching personal issues and working on emotional growth. On occasion, a therapist might suggest books, activities, or keeping track of events in your life.

For therapy to be effective, you must actively participate in and out of your sessions.

We strive to provide you with the best fit!

Before we schedule you, we take the initial information you have given us and match you with providers with experience working in the areas you’re hoping to explore.

It’s important that if something in therapy isn’t quite working for you, you inform the provider of where they can adjust. If you believe it’s not changing, speak with your office’s front desk team and they can find a better match!

Unless you are a legal guardian or parent (and patient is underage), or conservator, we ask that the potential patient is the one to contact us. Once any personal information is exchanged, we must work directly with the patient to provide them the care they need and request while following proper HIPAA laws.

Once someone is a patient that can decide to sign a Request of Information (ROI) that allows individuals or facilities to access specified personal, financial, or treatment information.

If you are concerned about a friend, family member, partner, etc. please direct them to our services or another local facility. If they are having a psychiatric or medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. They can also reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

At Mindpath College Health, therapy services are at the core of what we do! Our mental health providers focus on collaborative diagnosis, treatment planning, and the ongoing prevention and management of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues through psychotherapy.

  • We start by building a collaborative and supportive relationship, seeking to make sure your goals reflect the progress you look to make
  • We provide weekly individual therapy, paired with other services like group therapy, partner or relational therapy, and medication management
  • Always tailored to your needs

You’ll be scheduled to see one of our providers for a 1-hour initial intake.* During that time, the provider will ask you about the symptoms that are distressing you or the reasons you are seeking to grow. They’ll also ask you about your family history, your academic, work, and relationship stressors as well as assess your use of substances and how that might be affecting your overall health.

By the end of the intake, they will make recommendations for treatment tailored to your concerns and may include: 

  • Medications 
  • Nutrition goals
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Referral to any other medical specialty relevant to your needs

Your provider will want to see you weekly, or bi-weekly, to continue working towards your goals and give you the space to grow.

*Some of our offices have Intake Coordinators who will assist you with finding the best resources at Mindpath College Health!