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Referral Support

CAPS provides students assistance in connecting to therapists, psychiatrists, providers who conduct neuropsychological testing/ADHD evaluations, and other resources in the community. We make every effort to provide tailored recommendations based on students’ preferences and clinical needs.

If you require CAPS assistance in finding an off-campus referral, please follow the next steps based on which campus you take classes on:

Common Reasons for Referrals

Referrals may be provided for the following reasons: 

  • A need for specialized or more intensive care.
  • Other mental health providers or resources are a better fit for a student's needs, such as if a student is looking for a therapist who holds particular identities or areas of expertise.
  • The student is graduating or otherwise leaving the area soon and would benefit from being connected to a provider in the community.
  • The student is looking for extensive neuropsychological testing. 
  • The student would benefit from open-ended rather than structured support and/or more frequent and/or flexible appointments.
  • The student has limited availability during CAPS business hours or preference for evening or weekend appointments.
  • The student may secure an appointment in the community more quickly, and this is important to them.

Learning About Your Insurance Coverage

Finding a Provider

  1. You can search the CAPS Provider Referral List to search for an off-campus provider near our Evanston and Chicago campus communities.

  2. Other local and national resources for finding a provider include the following (Note: This is not an endorsement or recommendation of listed providers on these sites)