Wellness CenterUnited Tribes Technical College
The Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center houses UTTC’s Community Wellness services. UTTC has made a major commitment to the health and wellness of our student, staff, and visitors within the campus community. UTTC promotes a safe environment to experience diverse cultures, sample the mainstream, and focus on building the student’s future in a good way on their path of “Life Learning.”
Our Wellness Center believes in the holistic approach, blending cultural practices with the best physical emotional, mental and spiritual care. The Wellness Center provides student and staff with state of the art exercise equipment, supportive counseling services, and healthy guidance – all with the support of spiritual growth using traditional methods.
The Wellness Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach enhanced by professionally trained staff. The departments included are the following: Center for Academic and Personal Counseling, Psychological Services, Chemical Health Center, Student Health Center, Health Promotion Center, and Domestic Violence Advocacy.
Academic & Personal Counseling
The Center for Academic & Personal Counseling offers a variety of services. Such services are held in strictest of confidentiality. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Supportive academic and personal counseling(Individual, family, group)
- Assist in the transition to UTTC Community life
- Support counseling consultation services
- Referral services
- Relaxation Techniques
- Intervention services
The Chemical Health Center provides alcohol and drug education/ prevention services, treatment referrals and other referrals as requested. Support group meetings, such as Alcohol Anonymous, are held on campus. The Chemical Health Center holds alcohol/drug-free activities, maintains a video library, a North Dakota certified 16 hour DUI program, and provides on-going services for students and staff.
The Student Health Center administers health care services for UTTC students and their dependents. The Student Health Center recognizes the cultural diversity of all clients, in particular, those of American Indian and Alaskan Native descent. Services include, but are not limited to:
- General Examinations
- Medical services provided by Nurse Practitioner (Tuesdays)
- Monitoring of persons with acute illness
- Referrals to area medical, dental and vision clinics
- Campus-based health screenings
- Emergency First Aid
- Health Education/health promotion activities
- Flu Shots
- Pharmacy Referrals
- WIC Services Weekly
Services are completely confidential and are for UTTC students only. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Treatment for a variety of mental health issues (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, family counseling, co-dependency, relationship counseling)
- Provides assessments for learning disabilities personality testing and neurological/cognitive testing
- Referral basis
Health Promotion Center
The Health Promotion Center promotes the concepts of wellness, academic excellence, civility and community to those utilizing our facilities and program participants, as well as to the United Tribes Technical College as a whole.
Focus on student life encompasses the total wellness activities as we provide many different activities for the students. See the monthly activity schedule on my.uttc.edu for more details. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Fully equipped exercise facility
- Exercise classes
- Family-focused events
- Traditional and cultural activities
Domestic Violence Advocate
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and educational levels. STAY SAFE, STAY ALIVE. Talk with someone; do not think you have to go through this alone. There are options. NO ONE DESERVES TO BE HIT, SEXUALLY ABUSED, STALKED, OR VERBALLY ABUSED. Violence was never our Native way of life.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Crisis intervention, emotional support, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking and dating violence Advocacy and support to victims who witness violence
- Information and referral to appropriate agencies including legal services, medical, mental health, counseling, victim/ witness, law enforcement, social and employment agencies
- Provide public prevention education and awareness to various groups – UTTC faculty, staff, students, resident life and athletics, schools and organization both on and off campus
Cancellation/No Show Policy
We understand that situations arise that may cause you to cancel your appointment. Therefore, we kindly ask that if you must cancel your appointment you try to provide at least 24 hours’ notice. This will allow for another person to be scheduled in that appointment slot.
Office appointments (evaluations, dental, and vision) which are canceled with less than 24-hour notification may be subject to a $45.00 cancellation fee. Psychological appointment cancellations require 5-7 business day advance notice; without notification, they may be subject to a $150.00 cancellation fee.
Students/Clients who do not show up for their appointments without a call to cancel an office appointment (evaluations, dental, and vision) or psychological appointment will be considered as No-Show. Students/Clients who No-Show two (2) or more times in a semester may be denied any future appointments until the bill is paid in full to the Wellness Center. Patients may also be subject to a $45.00 No Show fee for office appointments (evaluations, dental, and vision) and $150.00 for Psychological Appointments No-Show fee.
The Cancellation and No Show fees are the sole responsibility of the student/client and must be paid in full before the students/ client’s next appointment. An invoice will be sent to the Finance Department and added to the student’s UTTC bill.
We understand that special, unavoidable circumstances may cause you to cancel within 24 hours. Fees in this instance may be waived but only with the Wellness Center Director’s approval.
The Wellness Center firmly believes that a good student/client relationship is based on understanding and good communication. Questions about the cancellation and no-show fees should be directed to the Wellness Center Department (701-221-1764).