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Information for First Year Student Parents

We understand that transitioning to a new school can be exciting as well as stressful. Some of our WVU students find counseling services to be helpful during this transition and we would like to help you facilitate the best possible care.

If your student currently sees a professional for counseling in your hometown and can continue to see him/her, our recommendation is that the student continues care with their current provider. This will ensure the continuity of your student’s care. If your student decides to transfer their care to WVU for short term counseling, it will be important to sign a release of information with their counselor so that their records are transferred.

If your student will require specialized/intensive clinical services that require meeting with the same therapist beyond one semester or meeting once per week or more, we recommend receiving care by a community therapist here in Morgantown. Your student should contact us so that we can help your student arrange this care.

We are also available for consultation to students that wish to transfer their existing psychiatric care to the Carruth Center. WVU Medicine Student Health may also be an option for some students wishing to continue their care while at WVU. Please contact us for more information.

If you or your student would like to know more about the services in the Counseling Center or need help to transfer care, our Case Managers will be available via phone or appointment to provide assistance.  Our Case Managers and other clinical staff will also be present during the New Student Orientation Information Fair to provide information and answer questions.  

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