At Health Services we offer free, considerate, proficient, and confidential health care.
We see students for both routine and acute health care needs. Rest assured that we are here for you and ready to assist you in receiving the care you need. Below you will find information about specific services we offer in addition to the general care of your health.
Make an Appointment
Call the Nurse Triage Line at (802) 443-3290 to make an appointment. An assessment will be made to determine if your appointment will be in person or via MiddTelehealth.
Hours Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Nurse Line (802) 443-3290
As a courtesy to Middlebury College students, Kinney Drugs will deliver prescriptions to Health Services where students can pick them up on campus. Please note the following:
- Students must pay for the prescription before it will be delivered to campus.
- Students will be notified via email that they have a prescription ready to be picked up at Health Services (in Centeno House).
- Prescriptions may be picked up at the front desk of the Health Center (Centeno House) from 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.
- Prescriptions for controlled substances must be picked up in person, at the pharmacy. If a student is quarantined on campus, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, they will need to get permission from their Student Life dean to leave campus for this purpose.
Students may also choose to have their prescription filled at one of the other local pharmacies below that do not deliver to campus:
- Hannaford 260 Court Street (802) 388-6349, fax (802) 388-6375
- Kinney Drugs 40 Court Street (802) 388-0973, fax (802) 388-4105
- Walgreens 263 Court Street (802) 388-9573, fax (802) 388-3047
Both Kinney Drugs and Walgreens stores have drive-through pharmacy windows.
The nursing staff can administer your allergy shots if we have an order from a healthcare provider. You will need to bring your serum as well as your allergy shot schedule to your appointment.
The nurse will review the instructions and set up a schedule for administration of injections. Students are required to wait 20 to 30 minutes following each injection to evaluate for a reaction.
Challenges sometimes arise in maintaining injection schedules due to students’ personal travel plans and college breaks. We will work with you to help maintain your schedule. However, we reserve the option of not giving allergy injections to students who find it difficult to maintain their injection schedules. In those cases, we evaluate the effectiveness of continuing allergy injections when three scheduled appointments in a row have been missed.
Please note: If you are starting allergy injections you must receive the first injection with your allergist at home. Because of potential adverse reactions, we will not initiate allergy shots.
Below is a list of the immunizations we offer at Health Services.
- Flu Vaccine (required)
- Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV9)
- Travel Vaccines (as recommended dependent on travel)
Please note: The Vermont Department of Health lists these required immunizations for pre-arrival clearance of all college students.
We have multiple in-house point-of-care tests available in our laboratory, including the following:
- Urine analysis
- Urine Pregnancy
- Urine microscopy
- Vaginal wet mount
- Rapid Strep Test
- Influenza test
- Blood glucose
- Fecal occult blood testing
- Blood draws
We can support your health by performing labs ordered by your home provider! If your health care provider at home would like you to have labs drawn while at Middlebury, please obtain the order from them and call Health Services to make an appointment for your blood draw. The results of your laboratory tests will be faxed and managed by your healthcare provider at home.
LGBTQIA Health Care
We welcome and affirm students of all gender expressions, identities, and sexual orientations. Our staff has been trained in LGBTQIA health needs and strives to be inclusive and affirming with each unique person. We aim to create a safe atmosphere for students to disclose the purpose of their visit when scheduling, however, if you prefer to simply state you have a personal concern that information is sufficient to schedule an appointment.
Leo Kline, NP has extensive experience and passion for providing quality LGBTQ healthcare. He would be the appropriate clinician to schedule with regarding transgender and non-binary health needs.
All Nurse Practitioners offer Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to HIV (PrEP) if indicated.
- Sexual health discussions, testing, and consideration for PrEP
- Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy and associated monitoring
- Routine and affirming medical care for LGBTQIA students
Before matriculating to Middlebury, all students are required to complete an online TB screening Form to assess potential risk for exposure through the following:
- Contact with people, environments, or situations of high risk
- If one was born in or traveled to high risk countries, according to CDC guidelines.
If a student indicates any potential risk for TB exposure, the student’s health care provider needs to complete a Physician/Provider TB Form. Once completed and signed, form should be uploaded through your portal.
- If someone does have a positive TB test, and negative CXR, this indicates latent TB infection. With this noninfectious form of TB, people do not feel sick as they do with active TB. Later in life, however, someone with latent TB could develop active TB. Fortunately, there are medications and treatments available to eradicate a latent TB infection. Please discuss this with your provider at home, if possible, before coming to Middlebury.
- If you are unable to address treatment options for a latent infection with a provider before arriving at Middlebury, please call a nurse at (802) 443-3290 when you arrive on campus to speak with a Health Center nurse and make an appointment.
For more information about what TB is, how it is transmitted, options for testing, the difference between latent and active TB infection, and treatment options please visit the CDC and Vermont Department of Health.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Learn more about our services in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
A concussion is an injury best defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces. You do not have to play a sport, lose consciousness or hit your head hard to sustain a concussion and have symptoms, which typically include any combination of the following:
- Balance Problems
- Sensitivity to light
- Feeling mentally “foggy”
- Feeling slowed down
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering
- Forgetful of recent information and conversations
- Confused about recent events
- Answers questions slowly
- More emotional
- Sleeping more than usual
- Sleeping less than usual
- Difficulty falling asleep
These symptoms are not unique to concussion, and can occur in people with a history of headaches, learning disabilities, mood disorders and other medical conditions; however, sometimes it is hard to know for sure.
We encourage students to call the Center for Health and Wellness if they think that they may have a concussion and an prompt evaluation can be arranged. If your injury occurs when the center is closed, or if you have severe or worsening symptoms, we encourage you to go to the nearest hopsital’s Emergency Department. If you are diagnosed with a concussion, you will be advised to rest, notify your professors and commons dean (see the email template below) and follow our return to function process. Some students will need to be observed overnight by a roommate or friend and can use the home observation instructions noted in the link below.