Mental Health After an Assault
MCW offers a comprehensive student mental health program available to all students, spouses and children. The MCW Mental Health Office and all student records are located at Columbia Hospital for confidentiality purposes. However, appointments with MCW affiliated psychiatrists can be made with numerous clinics in the Milwaukee area. By agreement with MCW, each student, spouse or child(ren) is entitled to eight (8) free hours of MCW-provided care. After the initial free treatment, the required student insurance plan allows for up to $2,000 per year per person for outpatient visits, and up to $7,000 per year per person for all services combined.
Anyone requiring services that exceed these levels of coverage should contact Student Financial Services to secure the additional funding required to cover the services. For questions or a referral, call the Student Mental Health Service at 414.961.8128 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For emergencies on nights and weekends, call 414.961.8128 and ask for the psychiatrist on call for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.
Victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to make a report to MCW's Public Safety as soon as possible following an assault. Individuals may file a report by phone or in person. In either case a Public Safety Officer will be dispatched to your location. Reports will be held in confidence to the extent possible.
MCW will make every effort to accommodate the needs of a victim of sexual assault. When requested by the victim and when reasonably available, changes in a student's academic situation may be made. The Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will coordinate these changes.