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Una Partners With Fast Pace Health To Provide Additional Mental Health Access

Aug. 27, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Aug. 27, 2020

FLORENCE, AL - University Health Services, along with Student Counseling Services and Case Management, have partnered with Fast Pace Health in order to provide streamlined access to mental health services for all University of North Alabama students.

"It's a collaborative effort to bridge a gap and provide additional mental health access for our students. The partnership enhances our existing behavioral health system, making mental health treatment more accessible," said Carmen Richter, Director of Student Counseling Services at UNA. "For instance, when we see issues that may benefit a student's mental health through a psychiatric evaluation, Fast Pace can provide that and monitor the student's medications."

The partnership became effective at the beginning of the fall semester, and UNA is the first four- year university in Alabama to collaborate with Fast Pace Health in order to provide these services.

Through Fast Pace Health, behavioral health appointments take place via telepsych consultation using a smartphone or tablet. Students can have these appointments in a private examination room in University Health Services. UNA students will be referred to these services by Student Counseling Services after an initial assessment or by our University Case Manager. More information is available at una.edu/counseling and una.edu/healthservices.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/