Carroll College Health Services is here to help you stay healthy! We have two Registered Nurses on staff and one Nurse Practitioner who provide a wide variety of services: prescriptions for minor ailments, referrals to other medical professionals, flu shots, immunizations, suture removals, laboratory testing, STI testing, and pap smears. There isn't a fee to see the nurse or nurse practitioner; however, there may be a minimal fee for laboratory testing and immunizations. Unfortunately, we do not bill to insurance, but our laboratory and immunization fees are minimal and we can help you get reimbursed from your insurance company. Appointments are recommended but not always necessary.
Carroll College requires proof of the following immunizations prior to attendance: 2 MMR's, childhood Polio series or two injectable Polio immunizations, DPT childhood series, TDap (Tetanus) within the past ten years, Meningitis within the last five years,(for students who live on campus), and a current tb/ppd skin test (within the past one year). If you would like to receive immunizations at the Wellness Center, please check with your insurance company to verify that you are covered for immunizations prior to receiving the immunizations, so we can help you get reimbursed the cost of the immunizations.
Students with Religious Exemptions need to provide the Wellness Center with a notarized Religious Exemption Form from the state which they reside in at the beginning of every school year.
Carroll College welcomes the latest addition to the Wellness Center, alumna Kerri Rigsby. Kerri brings to Carroll, 18 years of experience in the nursing field and an amazing wealth of knowledge. She graduated from Carroll College's Nursing program and has worked at various hospitals in Montana. Kerri currently works both at Carroll and Saint Peter's Hospital. She truly loves working with the students at Carroll and hopes to help them reach their healthy potential.
When not at work, you can find Kerri enjoying the outdoors with her family. She particularly enjoys skiing, hunting, and fishing with her husband, Jason, and her children, Kassi and Connor.
Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski is privileged to assist students in caring for their health, supporting their "wellness" and educating them on health care issues or concerns. She started her Nursing career at Carroll College in a Diploma Program and obtained her B.S. in Nursing from Marillac College in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kathleen has worked full-time in a variety of positions before coming to Carroll. She has been in the Nursing field for 33 years. She has worked in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, summer camps and a variety of other positions; including nine years as a traveling nurse.
Kathleen lives on Canyon Ferry Lake and when not at Carroll, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Our nurse practitioner, Denise Smigaj, sees students every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 - 6:00, during the fall and spring semesters when school is in session. Please call for an appointment!
The Wellness Center will transfer your immunization records to another college or university upon your request. Graduates may need a copy of their immunization records to submit to their graduate program or employer. Please contact the Wellness Center at 406-447-5441 to ensure your records are still on file and to make a request for your immunization records.
The Wellness Center charges a $5.00 records transfer fee. American Express, MasterCard, Discover card and Electronic Check are acceptable methods of payment. All payments made by credit/debit cards will be processed through Official Payments, a third party provider. A 2.5% convenience fee is charged by Official Payments for using this service. There is no fee for paying by Electronic Check. Make an online payment here