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After Hours Instructions

If you need medical support after hours that cannot wait until the Student Health Center is open, you may use the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department, a variety of local urgent care clinics, or contact your primary care office.

When to go to the ER vs. an Urgent Care Clinic

Whether you choose to visit the emergency room or an urgent care clinic depends on the type and severity of your ailment.

The purpose of the Emergency Room is to assess and treat people who are in danger of losing their lives (or limbs!). If you go to the emergency room when you do not have a true emergency, you will likely spend time waiting and more money.

Urgent care centers are walk-in clinics (no appointment necessary) for immediate health concerns that do not require a trip to the emergency room. We recommend calling your insurance provider prior to arrival to best understand your coverage.

Emergency Assistance

If this is a medical emergency, call 911.
If you’re a student on campus requiring immediate assistance, call Campus Public Safety (802) 865-6465.

Choosing a Clinic

Determining which clinic to visit is not cut and dry, but a personal decision. The information below is intended to provide you with guidelines and is in no way diagnostic.

Remember to bring identification and your insurance card.

    • Common cold symptoms (congestion, sore throat, cough)
    • Ear and eye infections
    • Scrapes, minor cuts, and bruises
    • Minor rashes and skin infections
    • Minor burns
    • Sprains and minor fractures
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Mild abdominal pain
    • Sinus infection
    • Mild allergic reaction
    • Mild asthma symptoms
    • Fever (without a rash)

    See Urgent Care clinics.

    • Chest pain
    • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
    • Severe/continuous bleeding
    • Head or eye injury
    • Sudden weakness or dizziness
    • Loss or change of vision
    • Vomiting or coughing up blood
    • Sudden change in mental status (ie. unconsciousness or confusion)
    • Severe allergic reaction
    • Severe shortness of breath (can’t get air)
    • Sudden/severe/unrelenting pain
    • Fever and rash
    • Broken bones
    • Dislocated joints
    • Serious burns
    • Seizures or convulsions
    • Suicidal feelings

    See Emergency Room details.

The Emergency Room

A photo of the UVM hospital emergency room

UVM Medical Center Emergency Department

111 Colchester Avenue, Main Campus, West Pavilion, Level 1
Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: (802) 847-2434
Hours: 24/7, every day

Directions to the UVM Medical Center

UVM’s Website

Urgent Care Clinics

Champlain Medical Urgent Care 

150 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, VT
Telephone: (802) 448-9370 | Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Saturday

Clear Choice MD 

1200 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
Telephone: (802) 448-8205 | Hours: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, every day

UVMMC Urgent Care at Fanny Allen Campus

790 College Parkway, Colchester, VT
Telephone: (802) 847-0000 | Hours: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, every day


57 Fayette Drive, Unit 1, South Burlington, VT
Telephone: (802) 658-5756 | Hours: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday

Mental Health Crisis

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, there is a Champlain College on-call counselor available 24-hours, 7-days a week to assist you. To reach the 24/7 On-Call Counselor, call (802) 865-5745.

If you are a student on campus requiring immediate assistance, Campus Public Safety is available for 24/7 support: (802) 865-6465

Howard Center First Call for Chittenden County provides 24-hour, 7-days a week emergency services for adults experiencing emotional or psychiatric crisis: (802) 488-7777

Your Care While Transitioning to College

Whether you choose to remain with your home provider or find a primary care clinic in Burlington, you have options!

Student Health Center

Ground Level of Whiting Hall
203 S. Willard Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Summer months: Closed
Academic year:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Closed daily from 12:00–1:00 PM