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Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
The Student Health Center provides health care to Champlain College’s undergraduate and international students—both on-campus residents and commuters. We work with all students, whether they’re covered by college insurance or their parent or guardian’s policy. Our staff includes registered nurses and nurse practitioners as well as a variety of medical consultants.
In addition to providing individualized health care, we also teach health education and wellness both on a one-to-one basis and through campus-wide programming. We encourage students to take responsibility for their own health by providing information and knowledge of care options. The Student Health Center is open five days a week during the academic year, with reduced hours during college vacations and breaks.
The mission of Champlain's Student Health Center is to provide health care through preventative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services. These services are focused not only on the individual, but on the College community as a whole. The health staff is dedicated to providing humane care and competent treatment, along with responsible referrals when needed.
Along with assistance for many other health-related issues and questions, Champlain provides the following health services to all students:
The Student Health Center is located at the ground level of Whiting Hall.
Our physical address is 203 S. Willard Street, Burlington VT.
The Student Health Center is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
The best way to make sure you are seen by one of our nurse practitioners is to schedule an appointment, either in person or by phone. If you choose to walk in without an appointment, note that we are often busy. We would be happy to see you if time permits, but may need to schedule an appointment for later.
If you have an urgent medical need outside of the health center hours, please go to an urgent care clinic. Urgent care clinics are walk-in centers (no appointment necessary) for immediate health concerns that do not require a trip to the emergency room. Bring identification and an insurance card. For serious concerns and health conditions, go to the emergency room. For more detailed after-hour instructions, see the After-Hour Instructions in our Resources page.
Illness and injury may occasionally impact a student's ability to attend class or to complete assignments. Students in this situation are urged to notify their instructors immediately when an illness or injury prevents them from attending a class or completing work. The Health Center does not provide written medical excuses for class absences. Students may request documentation to verify the date and time they were seen at the Health Center, but no further information will be provided. Students are responsible for making up all missed work.
This approach allows for students, as young adults, to advocate for themselves and take responsibility for their health and academics. This also encourages instructors to communicate directly with students if concerns arise.