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