Carroll College, Helena Montana
Health Services

Health Services

Carroll College Health Services

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.

Immunization Information

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.

How do I submit my wellness charges to my insurance?

Although individual office visits are included in the Health Center Fee charged on a semester basis, some lab tests and vaccinations may incur a charge. Students may pay these charges at the time in the Wellness Center or ask to have them charged to their student account. In order for a student to submit these charges to their health insurance carrier they will need two pieces of information.

  1. A receipt either from the Wellness Center or a Statement of Account detailing the wellness center charge and corresponding payment made from the Business Office.
  2. A diagnostic code sheet from the Wellness Center which will have universally used codes describing the service provided and the charge.

In order for a student to submit these charges to a Health Savings Plan the student will have to go through submission to their health insurance first and then submit the Explanation of Benefits received from the insurance carrier to their Health Savings Plan.

Our Nurses

Director of Health Services

Kerri Rigsby RN

Kerri

Kerri is excited to be starting her fourth year at Carroll. She is a Montana native from Big Timber. Kerri brings to Carroll, 18 years of experience in the nursing field and an amazing wealth of knowledge. She graduated from the Carroll College Nursing program and has worked at various hospitals in Montana. She truly loves working with the students at Carroll and wants to help them reach their healthy potential.

When not at work, you can find Kerri on a field or in a gym watching her children Kassi and Connor playing the sport of the season. She also enjoys the outdoors with her family. She particularly enjoys skiing, hunting, and fishing with her husband, Jason, and kids. Kerri also loves to relax with a good book or quilt.

Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski RN

Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski RNKathleen 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.

Tuesday Clinic

Our nurse practitioner, Denise Smigaj, sees students every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 - 5:45, during the fall and spring semesters when school is in session.  Please call for an appointment!

Important Forms

Student Immunization Form

Online Payment

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