Mental Health Resources

Please note, this list was compiled by the Wildlife Biology Program’s Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being Working Group (Chad Bishop, Creagh Breuner, Libby Metcalf, Joshua Millspaugh, Mike Mitchell, Ellen Pero, and Hannah Specht) and the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation (Brain Chaffin) for the benefit of students. We have attempted to keep this list up-to-date and as complete as possible. If you have additions or corrections to this list, please send these to Joshua Millspaugh and Brian Chaffin. Thank you.

Updated: 12/10/20

Reference List

Campus Resources:

Curry Health Center Counseling Services

  • First individual therapy/counseling session no charge; thereafter $25/session 
    • Covered by Student Health Insurance Plan
    • If you want to submit the $25 fee to your private insurance (other than the student plan), must submit own claims; Curry Health does not currently bill third-party insurance.
    • Typically ~2 week wait or less
  • Group therapy sessions are free
    • Understanding Self and Others
    • Mental wellness for graduate students
    • Overcoming Anxiety
    • Specific support group for BIPOC students (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
  • Curry 360◦ —medical appointment that incorporates both a medical provider and a behavior health specialist and/or health coach.  
  • Tele-mental health: during the COVID-19 pandemic, counseling services will be conducted via Zoom. CHC uses an encrypted and HIPAA compliant version of Zoom. Students who are unable to secure a private location for their counseling, or have technical challenges, are welcome to use one of our offices.
  • Initial visits can be scheduled via the CHC health portal at or calling 406-243-4712

 Curry Counseling Urgent Care

  • Same day meeting withcounselor if in immediate need – If it is a first visit, free; $25/session after that - same insurance info applies
  • Phone: (406) 243-4712

 Curry Medical Urgent Care

  • Open for telemedicine and in-person urgent care appointments. Call before coming in.
  • Phone: (406) 243-2122

Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC)

  • Counseling is available to survivors of sexual assault or relationship violence.
  • Free service, typically 6-8 sessions

UM Clinical Psychology Department

  • Individual therapy/counseling sessions with PhD students
  • Availability dependent on schedule and case-fit
  • No Insurance accepted, but reduced, sliding scale fee (bottom end starting at $7/sessions)
  • Clinical Pysch. services described above are postponed during COVID-19 closures: Not accepting new clients at this time

Curry Wellness

  • Health Coaching:
    • Free program for students around handling stress, maintaining healthy habits, etc.
    • 6 weeks, one-on-one sessions that can be extended
    • Peer and Wellness-staff led (certification process)
  • Stress-busting kits
  • Weekly Wednesday Wellness “happy hour”
    • Noon in the UC
  • All of the Curry Wellness offerings described above are postponed during COVID-19 closures. 

Off-Campus Resources:

There are many services offered through hospitals and private practitioners off-campus. The fee and availability of many of these services may be dependent on your insurance provider and plan. 


  • Nation-wide search engine for licensed/certified mental health providers, including: counselors, social workers therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists
  • Searchable by location, distance, specialty, accepted insurance, gender and more

Thriving Campus

  • Thriving Campus is a referral app to link students to counselors throughout Montana that have current availability. 

The Wellness Institute of Montana

  • A partnership for mind and body wellness, combines four thriving businesses into one full-service organization to better serve the community
  • Mental health recovery, clinical and psychiatric, lifestyle and functional medicine, and supported living programs

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Montana

  • The Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Supports, educates, and advocates for Montanans with severe mental illnesses and their families

Missoula Adult Mental Health Services

  • A multi-setting mental health facility serving adults with serious mental illness and veterans
  • Phone: (406) 532-9700

Partnership Health Center

  • Short-term behavioral care for established patients
    • Sliding-scale fee clinic
    • Non-crisis facility

Providence Health and Services

  • Psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services, including psychological testing, psychopharmacologic treatment, psychotherapy
  • Urgent Mental Health Clinic: (406) 327-3034

Tamarack Grief Resource Center

 Dakota Place

  • Residential inpatient treatment for young adults, adults and seniors with serious mental illness
  • Crisis care and addiction rehabilitation
  • Phone: (406) 532-8949

Full Circle Mental Health

  • Licensed mental health center and a qualified developmental disabilities services provider serving Missoula and Ravalli counties
  • Family-based mental health services, school-based mental health services, autism and developmental services, and evaluation and diagnostic services

All Nations Health Center

  • All Nations is committed to providing sustainable healthy lives for our Native people and the surrounding community through culturally-based, holistic care.
  • Including: medical health, community health, behavioral health, and assistance navigating insurance