Loss, Grief, & Mourning

With the rest of the community, we are  deeply shocked to hear of the death of one of our students. Such news can create unexpected, powerful emotions. We want to remind you that none of us need experience such feelings alone. Please reach out to friends, family, staff, or faculty if you or someone you know is struggling in the days or weeks ahead. There are multiple places of assistance on and off campus.

If you would like to schedule an individual counseling session, now or in the future, please contact 802-443-5141 to set up an appointment. 

A drop-in grief support group will begin Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2PM and will continue to meet until the end of the semester. Call Parton Counseling for more information.

Chaplains at the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life are available for drop in appointments much of the day today, or you can call 802-443-5626 to make an appointment with a specific chaplain.

Commons offices, deans, and residential life staff are also available.

When offices are closed, support staff can be reached through the Department of Public Safety (802-443-5911).

In town, the Counseling Services of Addison County is available 24-hours a day at 802-388-6751.

Most important: if you or someone you know is struggling with this news, or with any other issues, reach out and talk to someone.

Counseling Hours and Location
Counseling is located at 136 South Main St. on the 3rd floor of Parton Center for Health and Wellness (Centeno House). We are open from 8:15 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday.

To make an appointment, call 802-443-5141 M-F 8:15-5:00. We have daily walk-in hours for urgent concerns.

After Hours Care and Emergency Contacts

In the case of an emergency occurring after-hours,

Dial 911 or call the Public Safety Emergency Line 802-443-5911

call the Counseling Service of Addison County at 802-388-7641, or
go to the Porter Hospital Emergency Room.

                               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 Class of 2019!

As we say goodbye to the Class of 2015, the staff of Parton Center for Health and Wellness joins in welcoming the Class of 2019 to Middlebury College!  Parton offers integrated care for students through our Health Services, Counseling and Sports Medicine departments. 

As you prepare for the 2015-2016 academic year, please be aware that Middlebury College requires you to complete and return the 2015-16 Student Health Form by July 01, 2015. Information about the process and a link to this form can be found here.  Share and discuss this information with your parents or guardians and your health care provider prior to arriving on campus. 

Welcome Summer Students!
Parton offers a variety of health and counseling services to students participating in our Vermont campus summer programs.We also offer limited health services to summer faculty and staff. Counseling for faculty and staff is available in the local community, but not on campus.Details on specific services offered during the summer can be found at the links below: