To provide University of Mary students with convenient, campus access to high quality medical services, the university has an arrangement with CHI St. Alexius Health to operate the Student Health Clinic. A full range of services are available on campus including medical exams and physicals, common laboratory services, prescriptions, vaccinations, and wellness education. The arrangement also provides students with easy access to other services, specialists and resources of CHI St. Alexius Health. 

A CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE FACILITY

Congruent with the Christian, Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary, the Student Health Clinic exists as a healing ministry to serve the health needs of our students and as a teaching ministry to help our students achieve the highest level of health possible. Our goal is to care for the whole person and to encourage each student to practice the Benedictine value of moderation as part of an intentional commitment to wellness that seeks  balance between mind, body, and spirit. By agreement with CHI St. Alexius Health, services at the Student Health Clinic are provided in a manner consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All students are served at the University of Mary Student Health Clinic, regardless of their ability to pay.

CONDITIONS TREATED AND EXAMS AVAILABLE

The University of Mary Student Health Clinic is equipped to provide treatment for a wide range of health concerns and has exams available as indicated below:

  • Alcohol Education
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Men's Health Issues
  • Asthma
  • Muscle and Joint Problems
  • Bladder Problems
  • Physicals (Sport and Work)
  • Breast Exams
  • PAP Exams
  • Cough
  • Sexually Transmitted Illnesses
  • Diabetes
  • Skin Rashes and Other Skin Problems
  • Depression
  • Sore Throat
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Testicular Exams
  • Eating Problems
  • Weight Management
  • Eye Problems
  • Women's Health Issues
  • Stomach Problems

The Student Health Clinic has onsite lab to process the following:

  • Blood Sugar Testing
  • Influenza
  • Mono
  • Strep
  • Urine

All other tests can be collected onsite and sent to a referring lab as needed.

As CHI St. Alexius Health employees, the staff at the University of Mary Student Health Clinic
are able make easy referrals and assist students with scheduling appointments with other CHI St. Alexius Health doctors and specialists.

PRESCRIPTIONS AND MEDICATIONS

The director of the Student Health Clinic, Kyle Darras, is a certified family nurse practitioner
(FNP-C). This qualifies her to provide office medical care and exams and to prescribe
medications. The Student Health Clinic maintains a supply of commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Courier service from the CHI St. Alexius Health pharmacy makes it possible for students to pick up prescriptions, other medications, and medical supplies at the Student
Health Clinic located on campus.

VACCINATIONS

The following vaccinations are available at the Student Health Clinic:

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus (Tdap)
  • Influenza
  • Tuberculosis

And screening for the following:

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
  • Meningits

PRIVATE CONSULTATION

We also are here "just to talk" to students about any issue having an impact on their health and wellbeing. We are able to assist students with timely referrals to CHI St. Alexius Health specialists as well as to other campus or community medical/mental health programs or services.

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexuality

The Student Health Clinic is located on the lower level of The Lumen Vitae University Center, next to American Bank Center.

The clinic is open when the university is in session:

Monday–Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 12 pm

Appointments are recommended.  Walk-ins are welcome and are served in the order they arrive with preference to patients with a scheduled appointment.

Appointments can be scheduled either by phone or online through the University of Mary portal.

 
  

 

 

The University of Mary Student Health Clinic welcomes you to the online screening for depression, alcohol, and eating disorders.
 

Billing

Students may receive health care services from the University of Mary Student Health Clinic regardless of their ability to pay.

Insured Students

For students with health care insurance, the fees will first be billed to the insurance carrier and any remaining unpaid balance can be billed either to the insured or the student. Special arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Parents are encouraged to check with their insurance provider to see if an out-of-area waiver is necessary for coverage while the student is in college. Contact information for an insurance company’s customer services office is generally located on the back of the insurance card.

Some insurance companies require enrollment verification forms be submitted for every semester the student is enrolled to continue health care coverage. Parents are encouraged to contact their insurance company for specific guidelines.

Uninsured Students

If uninsured, the student will sign a consent for treatment & financial responsibility each clinic visit.

Payment Options 

CHI St. Alexius Health Clinic mails monthly statements to the person the student specifies when he or she registers.

Please allow sufficient time for your insurance policy settlement to be processed and the final balance noted on your clinic statement.

The following payment options are available:

Any questions on billing may be handled by contacting CHI St. Alexius Health directly at the phone number provided on your billing statement, or by calling the Student Health Clinic at 701-355-3700.

Records

All patient information and medical records are maintained by CHI St. Alexius Health. For assistance with medical records please see the staff at the clinic or call CHI St. Alexius Health medical records department at 701.530.6628. You may also send your request via e-mail to staclinicsroi@primecare.org

Confidentiality

In order to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of student medical information, the University of Mary Student Health Clinic Student strictly abides by the provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ( HIPAA). The clinic does not release student information without a release signed by the student on file. It is important for students to understand that the release of information required by HIPAA is different from the release of information required by the Family Educational Records and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA has to do with most of the student’s other records at the university.

Release of Information Forms

The form required to authorize the University of Mary Student Health Clinic to release information to parents or other family members as well as to other medical providers is available at the following link ( please allow seven to 10 business days for this release to be processed).

Release of Information form: This form is necessary to release information to another medical facility, family, or the patient. There may be a fee involved. Please allow at least three to seven business days for processing this request. Click here to download the form.

Immunization Records

Students may request their immunization records by contacting the Student Health Clinic at (701) 355-3770. Due to confidentiality requirements, immunization records can only be released to the students themselves.

The following information will be needed to process an immunization records request:

  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Last date you attended the University of Mary
  • Your complete mailing address and fax number to which you wish your records sent

Students should keep a copy of their Immunization Record for a personal file and photocopy as needed. Students will need to provide documentation of immunization status throughout their lifetime.

 

For records from Student Health Clinic services received prior to January 8, 2018 please call Mid Dakota Clinic at 701.530.8061 or 800.472.2113 ext. 6081.

Services

A Catholic Health Care Facility

Congruent with the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary, the Student Health Clinic exists as a healing ministry to serve the health needs of U-Mary students and as a teaching ministry to help students achieve the highest level of health possible. The goal of the Student Health Clinic is to care for the whole person and to encourage each student to practice the Benedictine value of moderation as part of an intentional commitment to wellness that seeks to balance between mind, body, and spirit. By agreement with CHI St. Alexius Health, services at the Student Health Clinic are provided in a manner consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All students are served at the University of Mary Student Health Clinic, regardless of their ability to pay.

Conditions Treated and Exams Available

The University of Mary Student Health Clinic is equipped to provide treatment for a wide range of health concerns:

Allergies                                            Headaches

Anxiety                                              Men's health issues

Asthma                                              Muscle and joint problems

Bladder problems                           Physicals (sport and work)

Breast exams                                   PAP exams

Cough                                                Sexually transmitted illnesses

Diabetes                                            Skin rashes and other skin problems

Depression                                       Sore throat

Earache                                             Testicular exams

Eating problems                               Weight management

Eye problems                                    Women's health issues 

Gastrointestinal problems 

As CHI St. Alexius Health employees, the staff at the University of Mary Student Health Clinic are able to easily make referrals and assist students with scheduling appointments with other CHI St. Alexius Health doctors and specialists.

Prescriptions and Medications

The Director of the Student Health Clinic, Kyle Darras, is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-C). This qualifies her to provide office medical care and exams and to prescribe medications. The Student Health Clinic maintains a supply of commonly prescribed and over-the- counter medications. Courier service from the main clinic pharmacy makes it possible for students to pick up prescriptions and other medications and medical supplies at the Student Health Clinic located on campus.

Vaccinations

The following vaccinations are available at the Student Health Clinic: Hepatitis A & B

Influenza

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Meningitis

Tetanus (Tdap)

Tuberculosis (screening) 

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

On-site Laboratory Services

The Student Health Clinic has on-site laboratory services for strep, mono, influenza, urine, and blood sugar testing. All other lab procedures can be done on-site with samples sent to the main hospital for analysis.

The Student Health Clinic also provides lab services for students who require them but prefer to continue to work with a hometown health care provider. The provider may fax lab orders (to include the patient's full name, date of birth, tests ordered, and diagnosis codes) directly to the clinic at 701-355-3770. The patient may then schedule a time for his or her lab work to be done. Results will be faxed directly to the student's provider.

Other Services

Private Consultation

Clinic staff is also here "just to talk" to students about any issue having an impact on their health and well-being. The staff is able to assist students with timely referrals to CHI St. Alexius Health specialists as well as to other campus or community medical/mental health programs or services for issues such as:

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexuality *

* As a Catholic health care facility, the University of Mary Student Health Clinic provides services in a manner consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Access to Other CHI St. Alexius Health Services and Specialists

Students served at the University of Mary Student Health Clinic have easy access through direct referrals to all the services and specialists of the CHI St. Alexius Health.

 

 

 

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Staff

Kyle M. Darras, FNP-C 

Ms. Darras is a University of Mary alumnus having earned both a B.S. (1996) and a M.S. (2001) in nursing at the university. Prior to joining CHI St. Alexius Health, she has worked as a nurse practitioner  in the areas of ear, nose, and throat; cancer treatment; and occupational health. In her role at the Student Health Clinic, she is passionate about helping students learn about wellness in order to help them make healthy life choices. As a nurse practitioner, Ms. Darras is qualified to provide office medical care including diagnosis, treatment, and prescription services. As an employee of CHI St. Alexius Health, she is able to provide students with easy and fast access to services and specialists.

LaDonna Rode, CMA (AAMA) 

Ms. Rode joined the University of Mary Student Health Clinic in 2008. She is a certified as both a medical assistant (CMA) and as a clinical research coordinator (CCRC) with 15-plus years of clinical experience, including five in clinical research. At the Student Health Clinic, Ms. Rode greets visitors, schedules appointments, handles records and billing, and assists with medical procedures. She enjoys serving and interacting with University of Mary students.

Health PRO TEAM 

The Health PRO (Peers Reaching Out) Team is a group of 10 student leaders selected to complete a certified peer education training program in order to provide health and wellness education programs to University of Mary students on a peer-to-peer level. The program is jointly sponsored by the University of Mary and CHI St. Alexius Health. Two positions on the Health PRO Team are reserved for first- year students.

Throughout the year, Health PRO team members: 

  • Are available to make presentations to classes and groups on a wide variety of health and wellness topics:
    • Sexual assault
    • Alcohol jeopardy
    • Depression bingo
    • Breast cancer awareness
    • Testicular cancer awareness
    • Stress and time management
    • STI jeopardy
    • Smoking cessation
    • Shoo the flu
    • Healthy eating
    • Exercise/residence hall room workout
  • Sponsor a variety of events on campus, including National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Shoo the Flu, National Depression Screening Day, and Healthy Sleep Habits Awareness.
  • Publish “Toilet Talk,” a health education newsletter that is posted in bathrooms across the campus.
  • Send birthday cards to all students when they turn 21 reminding them to celebrate responsibly.
  • Are available to talk with students about individual health and wellness concerns and answer questions. 

If you are interested in joining the Health PRO Team, please call the Student Health Clinic at 701-355- 3770 or e-mail healthpro@umary.edu

 

Clinic Location & Hours

The University of Mary Student Health Clinic is conveniently located on the lower level of the Lumen Vitae University Center.

Hours (Academic Year)

Monday–Thursday: 9 am–4 pm

Friday: 8:30 am–12 Noon

During the academic year, the U-Mary Student Health Clinic will be closed on days classes do not meet including:

  • Fall break
  • Thanksgiving break
  • Christmas break / Semester break
  • Good Friday and Easter Monday

Hours (Summer Session)

The Student Health Clinic operates on a limited schedule for the first two weeks of May. It is closed from the middle of May until the first week of August. During the month of August, it is open limited hours until classes begin.

Hours (Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays) 

When the U-Mary Student Health Clinic is closed, students may utilize the CHI St. Alexius Health Century Clinic as regular, paying patients. The Century Clinic is located at 300 West Century Avenue in north Bismarck. The hours of operation are: 

Monday–Friday 8 am– 6 pm

Saturdays 9 am –1 pm

Patients using Century Clinic are encouraged to call ahead at 701-530-3650.

24 - Hour Emergency Medical Services 

For a health emergency, Dial 911 or go to the CHI St. Alexius Health Emergency and Trauma Center located at 10th Street and Rosser Avenue in downtown Bismarck, or call 701-530-7000. Other important emergency numbers include:

    • ND Help Line for Crisis Intervention and Referrals: Dial 211
    • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-472-2911
    • Abuse Hotline: 1-800-472-2121

Student Health Clinic Contact Information

 

We're just a phone call or email away:

 

University of Mary Student Health Clinic
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 355-3770

The clinic is open when the university is in session:

Monday – Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm

Friday 8:30 am to 12 pm

 

Appointments are recommended.  Walk-ins are welcome and are served in the order they arrive with preference to patients with a scheduled appointment.

 

Appointments can be scheduled either by phone or online through the University of Mary portal.