Mission, Vision, & Values


Curry Health Center is the primary health care provider for the students of the University of Montana. We fulfill our campus role of promoting student success by:

  • Providing direct health care to students
  • Enhancing personal health and development
  • Supporting the campus community through education and public health activities
  • Providing a variety of learning opportunities for students


Curry Health Center will be a leading force for creating a healthy campus where:

  • Injury or illness will not prevent academic success
  • Students engage in healthy and protective behaviors
  • Diversity is valued
  • Mutual respect is the norm
  • Students are wise consumers of health care
  • Value and satisfaction are demonstrated


Curry Health Center providers and staff operate in a manner to provide care to students that is honest, compassionate and respectful.  This includes being respectful of the students wishes and personal values.  Furthermore, Curry Health Center strives to educate students on how to navigate the healthcare system as an adult and how to advocate for themselves regarding their wellbeing.  In addition, providers will operate under the ethical standards of their profession.

When we have tough decisions to make, we will always err on the side of those things that we value, which are:


We recognize that we provide a service of people helping and caring for other people.
We strive to treat those we serve and those who serve on our behalf with compassion, dignity, and respect. We value our unique relationship with students. We demonstrate our commitment to people by:

  • Considering the impact of our decisions on people.
  • Honest and direct dialogue
  • Understanding that people working together create a greater good
  • Encouraging individual growth and development
  • Promoting an environment of individual responsibility


Curry Health Center values excellence in all of its endeavors.
We recognize the rapidly changing nature of health care and seek to remain up to date and evidence based. We achieve this through:

  • Providing high touch care in a high tech environment
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Adhering to the highest ethical standards including confidentiality and privacy.
  • Inviting and encouraging individuals to participate in addressing their health needs
  • A clean and safe work environment
  • An organized work environment

Economic Stewardship

Curry Health Center values affordable health care without compromises in quality. We are entrusted with the sustainability of cost effective and efficient health care services on campus. We achieve this by:

  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders to establish services and resource priorities
  • Transparency of financial operations
  • Using funds wisely and conservatively with an emphasis on needs that may be reasonably met in a campus environment
  • Creating flexibility to respond to evolving needs through well thought planning

Campus Membership

We recognize that we are a part of a larger, diverse academic organization. We commit to promoting a healthy campus through collaboration and sharing of our expertise. We achieve this through:

  • Responsiveness
  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to life-long learning
  • Supporting student success
  • Guidance and participation in public health matters