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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Getting Started

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/counseling/gettingstarted.html

Screening Appointments

To get started with counseling or other services, please come to 285 Centennial Student Union during our Screening Appointment times. Most students are able to meet with a screening counselor for a same-day appointment. To ensure enough time to complete the required initial paperwork and meet with a counselor the same day, please stop by when you have at least 60-90 minutes of free time. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis; however, some exceptions may apply, such as if there is an emergency situation. 

 

Current screening appointment times for the academic year are: 

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am – 11:00am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm 
Friday: 1:30pm to 3:30pm  

 

The required screening paperwork includes: informed consent for services, a brief mental health assessment, demographic information, and reasons for seeking services (i.e. presenting concerns and relevant history). This information is important and will be reviewed by the screening counselor prior to meeting with you. 

You will then meet with a counselor for a 20-minute Screening Appointment. During your screening, the counselor will clarify information from your screening paperwork, discuss your mental health and academic goals, and will then recommend a Care Plan. Recommendations may include one or more of the varied services we offer at the Counseling Center, and/or we may refer students to campus and community resources as needed.  

As you proceed with your Care Plan, you are welcome to return for a screening appointment to revise your plan, as needed.