COVID-19: Essential Information

Parton Health Summer Services

Centeno House 1st and 2nd floors
Phone: 802-443-5135
Fax: 802-443-2066

Students may call the Registered Nurse Triage Line at 802.443.3290 during open hours to discuss health concerns and/or schedule an appointment with the next available, appropriate staff member.

You may also see a nurse in our clinic on a walk-in basis. If your health need requires an appointment with our physician or one of our three nurse practitioners, our nursing staff will schedule an appointment for you during our weekday clinic hours.


Personal Health Insurance:

In order to be certain that students will be assisted in meeting the unexpected and sometimes heavy expense of an illness or accident, Middlebury College requests all students to have personal health insurance. If you do not already have health insurance that will provide coverage while at Middlebury, you should obtain coverage prior to arrival on campus. International students, in particular, should ascertain that their health insurance is valid in the U.S.

Welcome Summer Students!

Parton offers a variety of health services and counseling to students participating in our Vermont campus summer programs. Details on specific services offered during the summer can be found at the links below.

Health services and counseling for faculty and staff are available in the local community, but not on campus. Porter Express Care (near Porter Hospital) is available for faculty, staff, and students without an appointment.

Lessons from an octopus: student studies invertebrate learning [video]

As senior Alexa Warburton opens the door to the cephalopod lab, a pungent smell escapes into the third-floor hallway of Middlebury College’s McCardell Bicentennial Hall. “It smells like the ocean,” she comments. And it should. Warburton, a senior biology major from Hopkinton, N.H., is spending her summer studying a member of the cephalopod family, Octopus bimaculoides . Her goal is to study the way these saltwater creatures learn, thereby furthering the already-extensive body of research on invertebrate intelligence.