Schedule an Intake Appointment

CPS offers online appointment scheduling for first appointments. If you would like to participate in counseling services and have not had an appointment at CPS during the current academic year you are welcome to schedule through the online portal.

Appointments can also be scheduled by calling CPS at (406) 994-4531.

If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance: During business hours (M-F 8am-5pm) call CPS at (406) 994-4531. After hours call 911 or the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24-hour) by dialing 988. 

The online scheduling portal is not representative of all appointment times. If you do not see a time that fits with your schedule, please call our office for additional availability. You will receive an email reminder the day before your appointment with a link to initial paperwork and directions for connecting with your counselor. It is important to complete all initial paperwork PRIOR to your appointment. If you arrive to your appointment without having completed this paperwork, we will work to reschedule you for another available time.If you do not have technology to complete the paperwork in advance, please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment time to complete the forms.

For students who previously established services at CPS during the current academic year and would like to re-engage with counseling, please contact our office at (406) 994-4531.

Online Scheduling is for: Current MSU Students            

  • First appointments only                                                                                                             
  • Must be scheduled by the person who will attend the appointment                           
  • Not intended for urgent or immediate access. 


Single Session Services:  

If you would like to meet with a counselor for a one-time visit to discuss a current problem or other issue and don’t feel as though you’re in need of ongoing counseling services, you are welcome to schedule a Single Session Appointment through our online portal by clicking the button below.  
      Things to know: 
  • Single Session Services are not intended for students who are in crisis or need urgent services. If you are in crisis, please contact CPS at (406) 994-4531 during business hours or call 988 for assistance.  
  • Students who have received Single Session Services, and are later interested in receiving additional counseling services, may contact CPS to schedule an intake appointment and discuss treatment options.