Consultation: MCC Counseling Staff is often called upon to provide consultation regarding mental health issues and students of concern, or to assist students in managing crises or distress. Friends, parents, faculty, and staff often consult with our office when they are concerned about a student. Because we value the privacy of the individual seeking counseling, we may not be able to provide individuals details, however, we can always take information and provide guidance regarding how to help the student in question.
Even if someone knows that a student is being seen at MCC Counseling, we cannot provide any information about the student without their consent. This consent must be signed with the counselor as the MCC Release of Information form does not meet the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Any records created through the Counseling Center are not part of your education record and are private medical records with One Health.
Referrals: Most of the services provided through Counseling at the MCC location or who have received an approved direct referral to a counselor off campus are paid through fees already paid as part of tuition. Some students prefer to seek counseling off campus and utilize insurance or other payment methods for services. Thriving Campus is another great resource for finding counseling services online and in the community https://milescc.thrivingcampus.com. If you are still having trouble finding a provider, please call the Dean of Student Engagement at 406-874-6226 for assistance in finding a qualified professional in the community.
Counseling Services at Miles Community College is provided through a partnership with One Health, a local medical and counseling provider in Miles City. Counseling at MCC provides free and confidential counseling services for students, faculty, and staff on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00am-12:00noon during the academic year when the College is open. At times, students may be better served by community resources, and in those situations, the Dean of Student Engagement and Counseling Services will work closely with students to facilitate that referral. If a student is unable to attend the times counseling is available, the Dean of Student Engagement may arrange for another community partner to assist in meeting; however, these appointments are limited to no more than three sessions.
Students of Concern
Dean of Student Engagement
Phone: (406) 874-6226
Director of Student Success and Retention
Phone: (406) 874-6151
Students in Distress/Emergency Situations