COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Health Services FAQs

If you have a question that does not appear on this page, please contact Health Services at 802-443-5135.

What does it cost to be seen at the Health Services?

There is no charge for your visit at the Health Services.  However, there are a few exceptions. We do charge for:

  • Some infectious disease & STI tests
  • Some common orthopedic devices (e.g., aircast, wrist and thumb splints, cervical collar)
  • Some immunizations.
  • Plan B (emergency contraception)

If you have any questions about these charges or our services, please call and ask to speak to one of our nurses.

Where is the Health Services located?

We are located in Centeno House at 136 South Main Street.  You can find us on the Campus Map.

What are the Health Services hours?

We are open Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Please visit our Yearly Schedule for dates when our office is closed throughout the year.)

What should I do if I get sick or injured and the Health Services is closed?

You can be seen at Porter Hospital's Emergency Department on South Street in Middlebury if you have a medical need that cannot wait until the Health Services is open.

Appointments with MD/NP:

Our physician and nurse practitioners are available to see students by appointment Monday - Friday during the academic year and summer school programs.  Just call Parton at 802-443-3290 to schedule an appointment. 

Do I have health insurance through Middlebury College?

All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Middlebury College are automatically enrolled in the mandatory student accident only insurance plan.  This plan provides coverage for accidents sustained during the academic year (September 1 through May 31).  The voluntary sickness insurance, which can be purchased through Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk. For more information regarding insurance benefits or to enroll in the policy, please visit their website.

What's the best way to prevent the flu?

Get a flu shot!

What should I do while I'm sick with the flu?

Stay away from others as much as possible to keep from making them sick.  If you must leave home, for example to get medical care, wear a face mask if you have one, or cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.  And wash your hands often to keep from spreading flu to others.

How long should I stay home if I'm sick?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other things you must do that no one else can do for you. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine*, such as Tylenol®.You should stay home from work, school, travel, shopping, social events, and public gatherings.

What is the College's plan for pandemic flu outbreak?

Middlebury College has an Emergency Plan that includes the threat of severe illness, such as pandemic flu.