After Hours Instructions

If you have an urgent medical need after our health center hours, go to either the emergency room or one of the following urgent care clinics. Whether you choose to visit the emergency room or an urgent care clinic depends on what type and the 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 longer 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.

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Choosing a Clinic

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

Remember to bring identification and your insurance card.

Urgent Care Clinic The Emergency Room
  • fever without rash
  • painful urination
  • difficulty urinating
  • common sprains
  • minor fractures (ie. fingers and toes)
  • minor burns
  • cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sore throat, cough)
  • earache
  • mild to moderate asthma symptoms
  • bleeding/wounds that likely won't require stitches
  • minor rashes/skin infections
  • diagnostic services: x-rays and laboratory tests such as blood draws, urinalysis, and rapid strep
  • high fever (above 102°F)
  • fever with rash or blistering
  • sudden/severe/unrelenting pain
  • allergic reactions
  • broken bones
  • dislocated joints
  • serious burns
  • chest pain
  • severe shortness of breath (can't get air)
  • severe, persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • continuous bleeding
  • deep wounds
  • sudden, severe headache
  • severe abdominal pain
  • sudden weakness or dizziness
  • sudden change of vision
  • head or eye injuries
  • sudden/unexplained change in mental status (ie. unconsciousness or confusion)
  • seizures or convulsions (particularly if you have not previously been diagnosed with epilepsy)
  • suicidal feelings

The Emergency Room

UVM Medical Center Emergency Department

111 Colchester Avenue, Main Campus, West Pavillion, Level 1, Burlington, VT

(802) 847-2434

Hours: 24/7, every day

Urgent Care Clinics

Champlain Medical Urgent Care

150 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, VT

Telephone: (802) 448-9370

Hours: 8:00 am–6:00 pm, Monday–Saturday

Fanny Allen Urgent Care

790 College Parkway, Colchester, VT

Telephone: (802) 847-0000

Hours: 8:00 am–8:00 pm, every day

Clear Choice MD

1200 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT

Telephone: (802) 448-8205

Hours: 8:00 am–8:00 pm, every day


7 Fayette Drive, Unit 1, South Burlington, VT

Telephone: (802) 658-5756

Hours: 7:00 am–7:00 pm, Monday–Friday; 9:00 am–1:00 pm, Saturday

Primary Care Clinics

Pearl Street Youth Health Center

179 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT, 05401

Telephone: (802) 652-1080

Hours: 9:15 am - 5:45 pm, Monday & Tuesday; 7:45 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday; Closed, Friday

Riverside Health Center

167 Riverside Avenue, Burlington, VT, 05401

Telephone: (802) 864-6309

Hours: 7:00 am - 8:15 pm, Monday-Wednesday; 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday-Friday; 7:45 am - 11:45 am, Saturday

UVM Medical Center Adult Primary Care

1 South Prospect Street, Level 1, Burlington, VT, 05401

Telephone: (802) 847-4531

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Mental Health Crisis

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis there is an on-call counselor 24 hours a day to assist you. To reach the on-call counselor, contact your Resident Assistant (RA), other residential life staff, or Campus Public Safety (802) 865-6465). They will contact the on-call counselor for you, who will return your call as soon as possible, generally in less than half an hour.

Howard Center Crisis Services provides 24-hour, 7-days a week emergency services for adults experiencing emotional or psychiatric crisis.

Campus Public Safety: (802) 865-6465

Howard Center Crisis Services: (802) 488-6400