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CMHC Service Extension Fee

Business Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Appointment-Scheduling hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Phone: (512) 471-3515 - Student Services Building 5th Floor
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Currently enrolled UT students can use the Counseling and Mental Health Center because these services are funded, in part, by tuition. Current students do not need to sign up or pay a separate fee.

Other qualified individuals, such as UT students who are taking a semester off but were registered for both the previous semester and are registered or intend to register for the following semester, are eligible for CMHC services after paying the service extension fee.

Counseling and Mental Health Center services are subject to limitations on duration and frequency of services. Payment of the subscription fee does not override these limitations.

Who should pay the CMHC Service Extension Fee?

Students between Semesters
For continuity of care, students who attended UT last semester, aren't currently taking classes here, and plan to return next semester may pay the fee for access during the gap semester. Typically, these are students taking a summer semester away from UT to work or study elsewhere.

Post-Doctoral Fellows and University/Visiting Scholars
Post-docs and visiting scholars who are not officially registered for classes at UT Austin can pay the access fee. Specific documentation from the program with which they are affiliated is required.

Future Students
Individuals registered at UT for a future semester and not the current one can pay the fee for access during the semester immediately before their first semester at UT.

Cost and Coverage
The CMHC Service Extension Fee is $25 per semester

The service extension fee is an access fee, not health insurance. After a student pays the fee, the individual can use CMHC services through the end of that semester. The fee is non-refundable and cannot be prorated, meaning it costs the same even after the semester begins.

After students pay the service extension fee, they are charged the same amount for services as they would pay during any regular semester that they are enrolled. Individual counseling appointments are $10 but fully subsidized by the university, meaning that students do not pay the charge. Psychiatry appointments are $15 and are subsidized partially; students are responsible for covering $10 of their psychiatry appointment charge.

To learn more about charges at CMHC, click here.

We never want charges to be a barrier to service. If you’re unable to pay a CMHC charge, you can apply for the Student Emergency Services Fund. This fund provides limited emergency financial support to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship. Simply visit Student Emergency Services in the Office of the Dean of Students (located only one floor below the Counseling and Mental Health Center in the same building) after your service to find out more or apply online.

Signing up for the CMHC Extension Fee

Students should call CMHC at (512) 471-3515 to speak with one of our Brief Assessment and Referral (BART) counselors to inquire about making an appointment. Students who are eligible to access CMHC services and who need to pay the $25 Service Extension Fee will be billed at this time.

Payment can be made through the student's "What I Owe" page. CMHC makes every effort to work with students to set up flexible payment options.

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