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Eligibility for Services: Counseling and Psychological Services


To describe the requirements for service eligibility

Applies to: 

All eligible KU students who receive services at CAPS

Juniper Gardens
Medical Center, Kansas City
Policy Statement: 

The Clinical Service of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of psychological services (individual, couples, and group therapy; psychiatric care) only to KU students who are currently enrolled and have paid the full health fee for the semester in which services are sought. If a student is enrolled part time, the student will be billed for the remainder of the health fee and then be eligible for CAPS psychological services. If a student is not enrolled during the Summer term but was enrolled in the previous Spring semester and is enrolled in the upcoming Fall semester, the student is still considered to be a KU student and can be eligible for CAPS services by paying the Summer health fee.

If the student is graduated (considered a non-student) and was a CAPS client at the time of graduation, s/he may be seen at the Non-Health Fee Rates. Fee for psychologists and social workers is $30 per session; psychiatry time is $35 for Brief Visit and $75 for Extended Visit. Eligibility extends for one semester following graduation.

This option is available to allow CAPS clients who have graduated time to relocate and applies only to graduates who were CAPS clients during the previous semester. New services cannot be initiated.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 



Referral to another treatment provider


Michael Lynch Maestas, Ph.D.

Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

University of Kansas

1200 Schwegler Drive, Room 2100

Lawrence, KS 66045


Approved by: 
Michael Lynch Maestas, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Approved on: 
Monday, April 7, 2008
Effective on: 
Monday, April 7, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Review, Approval & Change History: 

07/13/2016: Updated to remove gendered pronouns.

04.07.08: Approved by Michael Lynch Maestas, Ph.D.; reviewed policy

Student Life Categories: 
Health & Wellness

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