Generally, clients who are unlikely to benefit from Rudy Wellness Center services/treatment, or require more intensive monitoring than can reasonably be offered by the Center should be considered for referral. The student will have the option to see their personal physician or be referred to a local physician in the immediate area (see Appendix F for a list of Referral Criteria).
No one criteria will be used for the referral of a client, but a combination of the risk factors listed in Referral Criteria (Appendix E) will be used to suggest whether a client will be better served by a referral. If a client presents with a number of the risk factors, referral based on sound clinical judgment and consultation with other staff should be considered. It is important to remember that providing intake evaluation, forming a clinical decision believed to be in the best interest of the client, and making a referral is the provision of service, not a refusal of service.
Clinical assessment through extended intake may be necessary to gather sufficient information to make a decision regarding treatment recommendations. If a student fits several of the above criteria, careful assessment of the potential benefit from the Centers services should be completed before ongoing treatment is offered. It is important to be mindful that it becomes much more difficult to limit services (which the client may not be benefiting from) once s/he has started receiving on-going services.