Live Well ~ Learn Well ~ Be Well

Parton Center promotes student well being. Our excellent medical, counseling, and sports medicine staff are here to help you if physical, emotional, or interpersonal issues become a problem. In addition, we have a wealth of health and wellness resources to support you as you navigate a demanding academic and social schedule.

Health Services

Our medical staff provides comprehensive acute health care for Middlebury students in order to assist them in meeting their health needs and to increase health promotion, health maintenance and health care access.


Counselors strive to promote, enhance and support students’ emotional and interpersonal well-being within a safe, confidential environment through a range of mental health services.

Sports Medicine

We provide traditional athletic training and sports medicine to students who are members of College intercollegiate teams, students who are candidates for intercollegiate teams beginning one month prior to the start of their competitive season, and to students who are members of rugby or crew. Students who fall outside these guidelines may seek care through Health or Counseling services described above, at Porter Hospital, or by a doctor of the student's choice.

Costs of Services

Services provided in our offices are free. If your medical or mental health needs require a referral to a community specialist or other health care provider, that provider will bill you for services. For this reason, all students are required to maintain health insurance. If you do not have health insurance, you may purchase insurance through the College. Call us or click here for more information on health insurance.


Welcome to Parton

For resources on reducing stress, click here.

For resources available during this time of loss, grief, and mourning, please link to the Counseling homepage.

     WomenSafe Support Group

For Individuals Who Have Experienced Sexual and Dating Violence
Meeting on Fridays:  3 pm - 4:15 pm (except during school breaks)

More information can be found here: WomenSafe

                   2014-2015 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

As an international educational institution, Middlebury College monitors international health situations.  The current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has prompted the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to issue a level 3 travel warning urging all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. While the threat of Ebola to the Middlebury campus is extremely low, medical staff will continue to monitor the situation and inform the community if the risk increases. 

At this time, Middlebury College health professionals encourage people to:

  1. Read Middlebury specific updates and information about Ebola, which includes detailed information for Middlebury College and Monterey.
  2. Stay informed by monitoring the CDC Ebola website, including CDC information specific for colleges and universities.
  3. Follow CDC advice regarding non-essential travel to designated high-risk areas.
  4. Note that anyone who has traveled to or is currently traveling in the affected areas, or who travels to those areas in the future (until further notice), will be required to delay his or her return to the Middlebury or Monterey campus for 21 days post departure from the affected areas.


Middlebury College is committed to providing excellent care and support for students suffering from a concussion.  Resources for students, including the Return to Function Process, can be found in the Health Topics section of this website under Concussion.


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