Boynton is providing telehealth counseling and psychiatric treatment for students. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the clinic at 612-624-1444. Students who are currently in care can contact their providers via the MyBoynton patient portal. Students who want to start mental health services, please call the clinic at 612-624-1444 to schedule your first appointment.
Drop-in services are limited during this time. Please call the clinic FIRST at 612-624-1444 to talk about how we can help you.
Urgent Mental Health Care:
If this is not an emergency and it is safe for you to wait for a reply: please leave a message with our brief consultation specialist at 612-625-8475 during business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Calls will be returned as soon as possible, and by no later than the end of the business day.
If you feel you might harm yourself or others or if this is an emergency, please do the following immediately:
- Call 911
- Call the 24/7 crisis line at 612-301-4673
- Text "UMN" to 61222.
- Go to the Fairview Hospital's Behavioral Emergency Center.
How to Schedule an Appointment
East Bank Clinic
Clinic HoursM, T, W, F | 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Th | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Paul Clinic
Clinic HoursM, T, W, Th, F | Closed to TBA Closed M-F Until - TBA
Making Your First Appointment: Brief Consultation
Please contact the Mental Health Clinic by phone (612-624-1444) to schedule your first appointment. Instructions will be provided about completing required forms, and you will be scheduled to meet with Brief Consultation specialist via Zoom for 20 to 30 minutes at a time that works for you. The therapist will talk about your concerns, then schedule your next appointment with the most appropriate service for your needs.
Health Information Release Form to authorize sending or releasing health information.
Urgent Mental Health Care
If you are experiencing a crisis that requires immediate attention, call our urgent care counselor 612-625-8475 during business hours to discuss options for care.
After Hours Emergency Care
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Crisis line counselors are available 24/7. Call 612-301-4673, or text "UMN" to 61222.
See After Hours Care for nearby community resources.
Statement on Racism
To our Black, Indigenous, and students of color, who have been disproportionately harmed by the systems of racism and oppression that we are working to dismantle in our clinic and in our communities: We are here for you and stand with you. Please read a letter of support from our BIPOC providers, and a letter of solidarity from our white providers. In our efforts to better support our students, we understand this work both individually and collectively as an organization is an ongoing process that requires dialogue, listening, learning, and advocacy on our part. We welcome and invite feedback about our work with you and areas for improvement. Please email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Boynton's statement on racism and anti-racism work.
Mental Health Services
10-sessions-per-year limit for individual therapy
10-sessions-per-year limit for couples therapy.
See groups and schedules.
See our ADD/ADHD treatment policy.
See our Emotional Support Animal policy.
SoFT is intended to address an immediate concern that can be managed in one to three sessions.
Call our Nurse Line at 612-625-7900 if you do not know what type of clinic you need. Calls answered 24/7.
Boynton Mental Health is open to University of Minnesota Twin Cities students who are:
- Enrolled full time, and
- Studying for a degree, and
- Pay the Student Services Fee.
- Or are Graduate Assistants who are enrolled in the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.
Mental health services are not open to staff and faculty.
It depends on your health insurance and whether you pay the Student Services Fee.
A co-payment at the time of your visit may apply. Any remaining costs for your care may be billed to you at a later time. Amounts vary by insurance plan. Consult your insurance card, or contact your health insurance provider for details.
With some exceptions, students who pay the Student Services Fee receive most services at Boynton at reduced cost. See details about the Student Services Fee.
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