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What Can Curry Health Center Do For You?

Curry Health Center wants to welcome our newest students to campus.  As you learn your way around the university remember Curry Health Center is here for you.  Learn more about the unique and affordable health services we provide for the UM student body:

May Events For Mental Health Awareness Month

UM and CHC Counseling are co-sponsoring outreach activites around Missoula with the Western Montana Mental Health Center to raise awareness of Mental Health Awareness Month.  Below are the FREE events taking place this month:

Monday, May 9th from 6-8pm @ The Missoula Public Library
Speaker Series: Grief in Communities: Supporting ourselves, supporting one another with Rob Terwilliger, MS, LCPC, Clinical Coordinator for Tamarack Grief Resource Center

Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30pm @ The Roxy Theater
Movie Screening: Infinitely Polar Bear, Q&A Panel afterwards

Wednesday, May 18th from 6-8pm @ The Missoula Public Library
Speaker Series: Crisis Intervention Teams in Montana: Creating effective partnerships with Sergeant Jim Anderson, CIT Montana Executive Director and State Wide Coordinator

Monday, May 23rd from 6-8pm @ The Missoula Public Library 
Speaker Series: QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training with Kristie Scheel, MS, MPH, Missoula County Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Tame Your Test Anxiety

Curry Health Center Counseling is offering a FREE seminar to help students tame their test anxiety led by Cheryl Van Denburg, Ph.D. and Janet Zupan, MFA. This free event is Saturday, April 23th from 9:00 am - 12:00pm here at Curry Health Center in room 073.  Call 406-243-4711 to register (space is limited).

SARC Events  for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Student Advocacy Resource Center at CHC is presenting a series of events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month:

Bystander Intervention Trainings (required for all juniors)

April 18th Gallagher Business Building 106: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

April 19th University Center 330: 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

April 20th Gallagher Business Building 106: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Raise Your Voice Poetry Jam

April 18th UC Atrium: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hope Quilt display and SARC info tables

April 19th and 21st UC Oval: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2016 N.C.H.A. Survey

Students, be on the lookout for an email asking you to participate in the National College Health Assessment (N.C.H.A) Survey.  Each participant is entered for a chance to win an Apple Watch.  If you don’t see an email make sure to check your spam box just in case.  Your valuable feedback can help improve our services for future students!  

Spring Test Anxiety Seminar

Curry Health Center Counseling is offering a FREE seminar to help students tame their test anxiety led by Cheryl Van Denburg, Ph.D. and Janet Zupan, MFA. This free event is Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 am - 12:00pm here at Curry Health Center in room 073.  Call 406-243-4711 to register (space is limited).

New Healthy Lifestyle Clinic

Curry Health Center is proud to offer a new initiative: the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic.  With the growing obesity epidemic across the nation it is no surprise that students at the University of Montana are also being affected.  You can learn more about the program here and sign up for a personal appointment.

Optimal Bear Approved Program Expands

After a successful first year at the University of Montana’s UC Market, the Optimal Bear Approved program run by Curry Health Center’s Wellness department is expanding to the Corner Store on campus.Starting Monday, Jan. 25, shoppers will find Optimal Bear Approved stamps on select items in this new location on campus to support and encourage healthy eating habits.  You can read more about this exciting development here.

Limited Hours for Winter Session

Curry Health Center's Medical Department will be open January 4th - 20th from 9 a.m. - 11:30am and 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Please plan accordingly.  

Curry Health By the Numbers

Curry Health Center advances the physical and mental health of UM students to support academic success and retention. From providing primary healthcare needs to dental exams and wellness services, CHC addresses student healthcare from a holistic perspective on campus and in the greater community. See the impact we had in 2015.

Curry Health by the Numbers

PROS Win Outstanding Peer Education Group

The University of Montana Peers Reaching Out Peer Health Educators received the Outstanding Peer Education Group Award at the national BACCHUS conference in Washington D.C.  Curry Health Center Wellness offers various programs as well as a Wellness Lecture Series presented by the PROs.  PROS events relate to health issues including stress, anxiety, and sleep.  Programming also relates to issues of nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and excersize.  Congrats to this exception group of students!

It's Time: Get Your Prescription Refills Before the Holidays

Don't forget to refill your prescriptiosn before the holiday break arrives.  Our staff are here and ready to help you before winter break.

New Curry Health Center Video

Wondering what Curry can do for you?  See all that CHC has to offer in our new, informative video.

Flu Shots Available Now

The Health Service Pharmacy is currently administering flu vaccines.  There have already been flu symptoms in Missoula, so now is the time to get vaccinated.  Shots are FREE with most insurances or at the most $15 (still the cheapest in Missoula).  No appointment is necessary; walk-ins can be done in around 10 minutes.

Medication Drop Box Now in CHC

The Health Service Pharmacy was fortunate to receive a grant from the Attorney General’s Office to install a medication drop box.  This receptacle is a great way to get rid of unused or unwanted medications safely without polluting our streams and lakes.  Located in the Curry Health Center, you can find it next to the pharmacy.  This is a free and anonymous resource for both the University community and Missoula residents.

Health Hold Help

Curry Health Center is available to help students deal with a health hold.  Often, if a hold has been placed on a student account, Curry Health Center is missing mandatory immunizations records.  Call Curry Health Center Medical at 243-2122 or come by to inquire and our staff will gladly check on your behalf.  Please note, no health holds are placed due to insurance!  For information on immunization requirements, check our immunizations web page.

Curry Health Center Works for All Students

The Missoulian covered an amazing story about UM's efforts to accommodate Transgender students and a Curry Health Center doctor is highlighted in the article by a Transgender student:

She offered praise for her doctor at Curry Health Center, whom she sees every three to six months for her transition. She heard from colleagues that the doctor was knowledgeable and supportive, and she agrees.

"I'm glad I'm one of their patients. My doctor is awesome," Hoffman said.

Read the whole article on the Missoulian's website.

Therapists Receive Special Training

Several  Curry Health Center Counseling therapists completed two trainings conducted by the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) to enhance their ability to address the needs of veterans and their families.  The first training (UC4) addressed the concerns, challenges, culture, and experience of service members and veterans attending college. The transition from the military environment to higher education can be difficult. Our therapists can assist in the process so vets and their family members can hit the ground running.

Five therapists were also trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy, an evidence-based treatment of PTSD. An additional three therapists are already trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), another evidence-based treatment for PTSD and other residual effects of trauma.  

While these trainings have equipped staff to work specifically with veterans, they also enhanced their expertise to treat people suffering from adverse childhood and adult experiences that can interfere with mental health, relationships, and general quality of life.  Call to make an appointment with Counseling today: 406-243-4711.