Centeno House 1st and 2nd floors
Parton Health Service offers care for acute illness and injury to students enrolled in the summer Language Schools program. Registered Nurses are available to students on a walk-in basis. If your health need requires an appointment with our physician or nurse practitioner, our nursing staff will schedule an appointment for you during our weekday clinic hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Examples of Care Provided:
- Cough, sore throat, ear pain
- Minor injuries
- Urinary tract infection symptoms
- Bug bites and other minor skin infections
- Vomiting, diarrhea
- Urgent Men’s and Women’s Health Care
- Travel Immunizations if travel is for Middlebury College credit.*
- Allergy shots injections.*
* For Middlebury College undergraduate academic year students only.
We Cannot Provide The Following Services:
- Allergy shots (we can facilitate a referral to a local medical office).
- Routine/annual gynecological exams, including contraception.
- Physical exams for travel or routine health care maintenance.
- Laboratory testing to monitor your chronic health care needs (we can facilitate testing through the local hospital when the request is accompanied by a detailed order from your primary care provider).
- Medication refills prescribed by a primary care provider.
- Surveillance for chronic health conditions.
Pre-arrival Recommendations and Information:
- Visit your primary care provider at home to update medications, care plans, etc. before coming to Middlebury.
- Bring enough routine medications with you to campus to last for your entire stay.
- You will be required to complete a brief health history form at your first visit to Parton Health Service. Health records/history may be required by local physicians.
- We will refer you off campus if you require the services of a specialist or you have a medical emergency.
- To help us better care for your acute health care needs, you may send documentation of chronic health concerns along with our summer health form (located below) ahead of your arrival at Middlebury.
Health Service Visits: You will be asked to complete the Summer Health Form at your first visit to the Health Center. Please come prepared with the following information for your primary health care provider, a list of any and all medications you take on a regular basis, health insurance information, immunization history and emergency contact information.
Care When Health Service is Closed: For medical emergencies call 911. For health care that cannot wait until the following morning, you may be evaluated at Porter Hospital Emergency Department (802.388.4701). Porter Hospital is located on South Street in Middlebury, about one mile from campus. Bring your health insurance card with you for any visits to Porter Hospital.
Medical Transportation: The Department of Public Safety will assist students with transportation for non-emergency needs from the campus to Porter Hospital. Students must find their own transportation for all other off-campus medical appointments.
Release from Porter Hospital: The college residence halls and Parton Health Service are not equipped to provide recuperative care after release from Porter Hospital. In these cases, students may be asked to make their own arrangements. In some cases, and with permission of the program vice president or director, students will be permitted to attend classes or participate in co-curricular activities while being lodged off campus or while being cared for by a friend or relative.
Your service request becomes a numbered work order and is then forwarded to the appropriate trade, or to a manager who can approve the request.
Service requests will be prioritized according to relevance to the academic mission and/or necessity for primary maintenance of campus facilities. Response time will vary dependent upon the complexity of the service required, and availability of materials and labor. For requests requiring particular deadlines or schedule constraints, please provide those details with your request.
Emergency work, i.e., power failure, safety hazard, potential damage to facility or equipment, will be completed same-day whenever possible.
Please do not ask the trades person responding to your service request to perform tasks that were not included in your original request. Please contact the Customer Service Desk to schedule additional work.
Please read on for details on billing and particular types of Service Requests.
Departments must pay for services that are not related to the maintenance of the building, such as the repair or purchase of departmental equipment. All usual and customary maintenance is budgeted by Facilities Services.
Call 443-5472 for all cleaning concerns, including carpet, upholstery, and interior window cleaning. The Custodial staff is also trained to deal with potential blood borne pathogen exposures.
Our Custodial division adopted Green Cleaning practices in 2005. Learn more.
Facilities Services will make on-campus package deliveries for faculty and staff upon request. Please note: individual packages should not exceed 50 lbs in weight. Same day requests are difficult to honor, so please allow 24 hours notice. Regular mail and inter campus envelopes should be placed in your department's outgoing campus mail box for processing by the Student Mail Center.
Requirements for event set-ups should be given to the Department of Event Management at 443-2885 when reserving a facility for an event.
Department heads or Administrative Assistants should request keys for staff members. Please allow 48 hours for completion. (In September, key requests may require a week to complete.)
Departing employees should return their keys to the Facilities Services Office. Keys may only be passed directly to new employees by sending written notification to the Customer Service Desk at the Service Building. Notification must include:
• key # (bottom)
• id # (upper right) of each key
• name of current/future employees
• id# of current/future employees
Name plates for desks or doors should be requested in writing. Please specify brown, black, or wood-grain. Requests for the start of the fall semester are handled as part of the annual Office Moves process (please see Office Moves).
Faculty and Staff office moves should be coordinated by your Administrative Assistant. Please note: Contents of file cabinets and most office contents must be boxed prior to your move date. Free used boxes can be obtained from the recycling facility (call x3087 for availability). New boxes can be obtained through your move coordinator.
Please take a moment to review Recycling Tips for Office Moves.
Services beyond "routine and customary" building maintenance may be categorized as Maintenance and Operational Projects. Project Requests are solicited and reviewed on an annual basis. For more on Project Requests.
Recycling & Waste Management
Informational questions should be directed to the recycling facility at 443-3087. For special work requests, i.e., file-cleaning projects, office moves, or missed pick-ups, call the recycling facility or the Customer Service Desk (443-5472) to place a service request.
Requests should be submitted to the Director of Facilities Services. Please review our Project Request process.
Conservation of our natural resources is an important goal of the College. Please report uncomfortable temperatures, wasted energy, water leaks or any condition which contributes to a waste of resources.
Space Heaters and Air Conditioners
Use of personal space heaters is prohibited. Facilities Services will issue space heaters only in case of a heating system failure.
Air conditioners are authorized only when in compliance with the Thermal Comfort Policy in the College Handbook.