In response to a number of questions received from students and families concerned about health and safety on campus this year, we have compiled a list of resources with information addressing the most popular of these inquiries. If you don’t find your answer, please feel free to contact us or visit the Mines Climbs Together – COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources website.
Utilizing the Student Health Center
The best way to access care is to call the SHC at 303-273-3381. Once you are connected, our team will triage and provide further guidance for your care. We have expanded our capability to provide telehealth. We will offer limited in-person visits at the SHC in an effort to minimize exposure.
Getting in Touch with Your Medical Provider
A secure message the health portal is the best and most confidential way to communicate with your Provider. To send a secure message, go to Trailhead > Health Portal bubble > Messages > Compose New.
Getting a Referral
The SHC can provide referrals for medical specialists. You will need to have a telehealth or in-person visit with an SHC medical provider before a referral is approved. Please call 303-273-3381 to schedule an appointment.
Check your pharmacy first and see if you have refills remaining on your current prescription. If not, have your pharmacy contact your provider or you can request a prescription refill through your medical record portal. To send a secure message, go to Trailhead > Health Portal bubble > Messages > Compose New.
You can also call the SHC at 303-273-3381. Please allow 72 business hours for prescription refills.
The Student Health Center (SHC) is open 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday through Friday (closed noon to 1:00 pm for lunch) and will continue to provide care for all eligible students. Our center has expanded to provide telehealth services to students residing in the state of Colorado. Should you have urgent medical concerns or questions regarding COVID 19 we are requesting students call 303-273-3381 during business hours or refer to the Mines Climbs Together website for resources, updates and news.
Types of Medical Appointments
The SHC offers telehealth and limited in-person medical visits, prioritizing urgent/acute care visits versus primary care and routine appointments. Your concern/complaint will be triaged and a telehealth or in-person appointment scheduled if appropriate. Please call 303-273-3381 when arriving at the SHC for an appointment. The building is secured and we will need to let you in the main entrance. We are still offering required vaccine and laboratory appointments.
If you Think you Might Have COVID-19
If you feel sick stay home, self-isolate, use over-the-counter medications and avoid contact with others. Should you have concerns regarding COVID 19 infection we are requesting students call 303-273.3381.
If you are experiencing severe shortness of breath, weakness, chest pain, confusion or your lips are turning blue, please dial 911 or seek care at your nearest emergency department.
If you are sick and worried you need medical attention but are not experiencing life-threatening symptoms (see above), please call 303-273-3381 to speak with a Health Center staff member for further guidance.
Do not go to class while sick.
Do not travel while sick. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing, and immediately dispose of the tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean your hands by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, and testing is the most accurate when symptoms are present. Symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
On-Campus Covid-19 Testing
Any eligible student who has symptoms associated with COVID 19 OR has had close contact with (live with or has had extended face-to-face contact with) someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 can be tested at the Health Center. If you are asymptomatic but would like to be tested please refer to this list of local testing sites.
Local Covid-19 Testing Sites
Coulter Student Health Center
8 am-noon and
Please call to schedule an appointment
We follow the snow closure guidelines for campus. If you have an appointment during a snow closure, please call to reschedule.
By appointment only
By appointment only
1770 Elm St., 2nd floor
Golden, CO 80401
Dental Clinic hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8 am-noon and