COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Parton Health Center - Coronavirus and Routine Medical Care

Parton Health Center Staff will support you!

Students who are either on campus or away may call the nurse line at 802-443-3290, and we will assist with:

  • Symptom management advice for COVID 19;
  • Refills/extensions for prescriptions previously prescribed by Parton;
  • Management of simple, acute health problems if possible;
  • Guidance in obtaining medical care in your current living area

As appropriate, calls will be directed to a Nurse Practitioner

Evenings and weekends

Middlebury students who have remained in the area may continue to access services at Porter Hospital. Porter is receiving all patients through the Emergency Department entrance. There is no need to call in advance. Porter staff will ask you some preliminary questions, then determine if you will be seen at Express Care or in the Emergency Department.

If you have concerns about COVID 19, and you think that you may be infected, it is best to be evaluated by Parton staff during regular business hours (if you have mild symptoms and can wait until Parton is open).

If you go to Porter with the expectation of being tested for COVID 19, this is unlikely to happen. Porter is following Vermont Department of Health guidance regarding testing with priority for people at elevated risk of exposure:

  • health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19
  • close contacts of people with COVID-19
  • patients who are:
    • Hospitalized
    • Immunocompromised
    • Incarcerated
    • Requiring dialysis
    • Residents of long-term care facilities (nursing homes)

Risk factors for serious disease associated with COVID 19 include older age and underlying health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes. Most Middlebury students will not meet these criteria.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, you should seek care immediately. Contact Middlebury Public Safety to take you to Porter Hospital for evaluation.

Health Service

Our medical staff provides comprehensive acute health care for Middlebury students. We assist them in meeting their health needs and encourage healthy choices and health maintenance. 

Health Service and Counseling visits are free of charge to students currently enrolled in a Middlebury program. If external services are required (e.g., lab or xray testing, psychiatric services, or purchase of medical equipment), the student's insurance policy will be billed.

Students may contact our Registered Nurse Triage Line at 802-443-3290 from 8:30am – 4:30pm to discuss health concerns and/or schedule an appointment with the next available appropriate staff member.

If your health need requires an appointment with a nurse practitioner, our nursing staff will schedule an appointment for you during our weekday clinic hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm).

Here are a few highlighted services:

Common health visits at Parton Health:

Other Helpful Links:

Health Services
Centeno House
Nurse line: (802) 443-3290
Phone: (802) 443-5135
Fax: (802) 443-2066