Boynton Mental Health

Boynton Mental Health

Boynton Mental Health provides individual, couples, and group therapy both in-person or by telehealth, as well as psychiatric treatment or medication management for students.  Whether you’ve been dealing with a mental health diagnosis for a while or are just struggling with being away from home for the first time, we’re here to help you navigate the changes that college brings.


 Boynton Health East Bank

 Boynton Health West Bank

 Boynton Health St. Paul

Boynton Health's Mental Health Clinic will not be offering Group Therapy sessions during the Spring 2023 semester. Group Therapy sessions will resume during the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Counseling Services offers a variety of Counseling Groups through The Office for Student Affairs. For more information, visit their webpage here.

Urgent Mental Health Care:

If you feel you might harm yourself or others or if this is an emergency, please do the following immediately:

Making Your Appointment:

Please contact Boynton Mental Health by phone (612-624-1444) to schedule your first appointment. Instructions will be provided about completing the required forms, and you will be scheduled to meet with a Brief Consultation Specialist via Zoom for 20 to 30 minutes at a time that works for you. The therapist will talk with you about your concerns, then schedule your next appointment with the most appropriate service for your needs. Students requesting to be seen for psychiatric medications and that have been previously treated outside of Boynton Health will be asked to complete a health release of information form (ROI). An ROI is required for any previous medication provider, intensive outpatient provider, or psychiatric hospital stay. Students who are currently receiving care can contact their providers via the MyBoynton patient portal or call the clinic to schedule follow-up appointments. 

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.

To authorize sending or releasing health information:

Health Information Release Form 

ISSS Health Information Release Form

DRC Health Information Release Form

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.



Frequent questions

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Who can be seen at Boynton's Mental Health Clinic?

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.

How much will my visit cost?

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.

Still have questions? Contact us.

Still have questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or 612-624-1444.