Following an integrated, collaborative model, Student Health Partners (SHP) unites the components of health and well-being including prevention, health promotion, public health, medical services, dental services and counseling & psychological services.
SHP Medical Services, Dental Services and Counseling & Psychological Services are located in the Swingle Building east of the Strand Union Building. The Office of Health Advancement is located in two houses at 1102 and 1106 South Sixth Ave. The VOICE Center is located in 370 Strand Union Building (SUB) on the third floor above Leigh Lounge.
SHP Medical Services provides primary health care to MSU students. In addition to primary health care, Medical Services has a clinical laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy, nutrition and travel health service. SHP Medical Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and is a member of the American College Health Association. All MSU students who carry seven or more credits and whose classes are on campus are charged the health fee each semester and are eligible for care. Students carrying fewer than seven credits may also receive care if they pay the health fee. For more information call 406-994-2311.
All MSU students are required to show proof of current immunizations against the following vaccine-preventable diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses of each unless born before 1957). New students must also complete the Medical Services Tuberculosis Screening Form. Students identified by the screening process as high risk for tuberculosis must be tested for TB. Students will not be permitted to register for classes until Medical Services receives verification of immunizations, screening, and (if required) tuberculosis testing. For questions or information call 406-994-2311.
Montana State University students enrolled for six or more credits are required to carry health insurance. Health insurance is available for MSU students through our university-sponsored health insurance program. Students who have their own health insurance policy may waive participation in the university plan. Contact the health insurance coordinator at 406-994-3199 for more information.
SHP Dental Services provides dental care at reduced rates for all MSU-Bozeman students who have paid the health fee. Our services include but are not limited to complete and limited examinations, radiographs, routine and “deep cleanings,” fillings, crowns, night guards, dry socket treatment, take home bleaching kits, rebonding loose orthodontic retainers, and fabrication of custom athletic mouth guards as well as clear orthodontic retainers. Other services provided within certain limits are root canals and extractions. For appointments or more information call 406-994-2314.
Office of Health Advancement
The Office of Health Advancement (OHA) educates, empowers and energizes the MSU community to thrive through a balanced lifestyle. OHA focuses on the health of the campus population and creating an environment that supports healthy choices. Well-being is about how you feel and function. To that end, OHA follows a risk reduction approach to alcohol tobacco and drug use, safe sex practices, positive body image, healthy nutrition, travel, development of resiliency, positive stress management, sleep hygiene and many other well-being related topics. Individual and group wellness coaching is offered as are individual appointments for nutrition and substance-use support. A Center for Students in Recovery is open to any student wanting an environment that supports sobriety. OHA offers paid internships to allow students the opportunity to apply theory to practice while completing course work. OHA works collaboratively with all campus and community partners. For more information, please call 406-994-4380. https://nextcatalog.montana.edu/student-life/university-health-partners/
Bounty of the Bridgers, the student food pantry, is also located in the OHA building at 1102 S 6th Ave. Any Student, faculty or staff member needing help with food security can access this resource. Visit our website for hours and location - https://www.montana.edu/oha/bounty-of-the-bridgers.html
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) provides culturally sensitive services to MSU’s diverse student population. Services at CPS are free and confidential. CPS sees students for a variety of concerns including adjustment difficulties, academic struggles, depression, anxiety, relationships, substance use, eating disorders, current/past trauma or abuse, problematic behaviors, identity concerns and many others. In addition to counseling services, CPS staff offer outreach and prevention programming, including suicide prevention, and consultation and training to student organizations, faculty and staff. CPS is staffed by licensed psychologists and counselors, as well as advanced graduate students, and is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Centers. The training program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
Students can reach CPS at 406-994-4531 to schedule an appointment. There are various crisis resources available to students after hours including the 24-hour crisis line at 406-586-3333, National Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, and National Crisis Text Line at 741741
The VOICE Center
The VOICE Center provides free confidential support, advocacy, and referral services to survivors of rape, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Trained student advocates and professional staff work with faculty, other campus professionals, and the Bozeman community to provide advocacy and education. The VOICE Center has walk-in hours as well as a 24-hour crisis line. Students of any age or gender are invited to stop in or call for information: 406-994-7069.