Getting Ranger Ready
A Summer Newsletter for New Regis Students
Greetings from the Office of Counseling and Personal Development
For any student, college is a time of transition. Many students are away from home for the first time, academics become more rigorous and there are new financial pressures and extra-curricular activities. The pressure of college life can be overwhelming at times. As a result, depression and other associated disorders, such as eating disorders, substance abuse and anxiety disorders, may appear. Often these problems are disregarded as feelings of stress or being overwhelmed and students may worry that they are overreacting or may wonder if they are missing signs that something serious is going on.
Steps that you can take to advocate for your own mental health, especially during the transition from high school through the first semester of college, include:
- Practicing self-care and avoiding isolating yourself. Times of transition requires us all to be extra kind to be extra kind to ourselves and make sure we are eating, sleeping, exercising, socializing and staying on top of stress in a healthy manner. Odds are you know pretty well how stress can get to you- start thinking now about what you want to put in place to manage it (look into classes at the fitness center, identify clubs of interest for social support, etc.).
- Calling the Office of Counseling and Personal Development at Regis University to ask about services available. If possible, visit the center during a campus visit or orientation and meet the counselors.
- Recognize that seeking counseling is normal. Within Regis College, approximately one in four students seek services through the Office of Counseling & Personal Development.
- If you have been previously diagnosed with a mental health condition and are in need of on-going treatment (medication and/or therapy), proactively coordinate this care with the providers on campus. It is important to us that all students receive continuity of care.
Regis University has a hands-on chapter of Active Minds, the nation's only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students. The organization serves as the young adult voice in mental health advocacy on over 100 college campuses nationwide. Please stop by the Active Minds table at the Student Resources Fair during orientation for more information.
Our office will have an informational table at the Student Resources Fair on Saturday during orientation so please stop by for more information or to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you at Freshman Orientation!
Melissa Auringer, Psy.D.
Office of Counseling & Personal Development
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Student Health Services
At Regis University, we understand that overall physical and mental health is the cornerstone to a successful college experience. Therefore, our goal in Student Health Services (SHS) is to inform you about our medical facility and the quality care we provide.
SHS is located in the Coors Life Directions Center. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 5:00pm. As a primary care clinic, we are staffed by a board certified nurse practitioner and physician assistant. Our clinicians diagnose and provide treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries. In addition, we work closely with a network of specialty care providers and have a collaborative physician who is available for consult.
Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all traditional undergraduate students. Our on-campus health center is available to you for your healthcare needs.
Healthcare services are available to all traditional undergraduates.
Those students with Medicaid or Kaiser insurance are encouraged to visit an approved Medicaid or Kaiser provider in the community. SHS can provide you with a list of local providers.
SHS will bill private insurance companies directly for services rendered in our clinic.
A current insurance card must be provided and office visit co-pays are due at the time of service. If an insurance claim is denied or processed as “out-of-network”, office visits will be covered at no cost to you and /or your designated guarantor. If laboratory work, prescriptions, medical supplies or medical procedures are required and not fully paid by an insurance company, you and/or your designated guarantor will be billed accordingly.
Appointments can be made by calling our front desk at 303-458-3558.
Please partner with us to optimize your health and your college experience.
Our staff will be available during New Student Orientation and we look forward to meeting you. Have a safe and healthy summer!
Director, Student Health Services/Nurse Practitioner, Student Health Services