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Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides health care to Saint Michael's undergraduate and international students, and referral services for graduate students. Our staff includes registered nurses and nurse practitioners, and our consultants include a registered dietician, psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner.

In addition to providing individualized health care, we also teach health education and wellness on a one-to-one basis and through campus-wide programming. We encourage students to take responsibility for their own health by providing health information and knowledge of care options.

Health Services is open six days a week during the academic year, with reduced hours during college vacations and breaks.

All incoming first-year and transfer students are required to complete a health history form, which is included in the New Student Guide. You may download the health history form and immunization record form if needed.

Hours

Hours during the academic year:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 4:30
Friday 8:00 to 2:00
Saturday 9:00 to 1:00
Closed Sundays

Location

Alumni Hall, lower level

Contact Us

802.654.2234
Fax: 802.654.2699
mmasson@smcvt.edu

The Student Health Center is available during the semester on an appointment basis with same day appointments available. Call us at 802.654.2234 for more information or to schedule a visit.

Special Services

Women’s Health Services: We offer complete gynecological exams for both routine and problem visits. We provide comprehensive testing, counseling, treatment and referral for all issues.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing: Students with questions, concerns or problems are invited to come to Student Health Services for information, testing, counseling and/or treatment on a confidential basis.

Immunizations and Travel Services: Students can receive information about immunization recommendations, requirements and disease prevention for worldwide travel. Immunizations are available on site or by prescription.

Nutrition Counseling: We offer individual nutrition counseling for students with concerns or special needs. Sessions are available by appointment with our registered dietician.

Psychiatric Mental Health Services: A psychiatric nurse practitioner is available by appointment for medication management and psychiatric evaluations. Smoking Cessation: We offer individual treatment for students who wish to quit smoking or explore the option of quitting. Sessions are available by appointment with a nurse practitioner.

Education

We offer one-on-one counseling on a variety of student health and wellness concerns, and provide ongoing health promotion guided by the following monthly topics:

  • Healthy Living (September)
  • Flu Prevention and Alcohol Awarenesss (October)
  • Smoke-Out (November)
  • Stress Survival (December)
  • Winter Wellness (January and February)
  • Safe Spring Break (March)
  • Nutrition Awareness (March)
  • Immunization and Travel (April)
  • Skin Cancer Prevention (May)

Student Support Network

The Student Support Network (SSN) is a training program designed to give students the skills needed to identify, support, and refer peers who may be struggling with personal issues. The SSN looks to improve student recognition of the signs and symptoms of mental health distress, as well as alcohol and other drug abuse. Alongside increased recognition skills, students become more confident in reaching out to their friends, improve their ability to support peers in the moment, and know how to refer students to appropriate resources on campus.
 
This training is a mandatory six-week commitment for 1 hour and 15 minutes each week. If you are interested in learning more, or would like to sign-up, please email Catherine Welch (cwelch2@smcvt.edu) or call 802.654.2271.

Requirements

All students are required to have the following immunizations by Vermont law:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - a completed series of two injections.
  • Tetanus (Td or TdAP) - a booster within the past 10 years, preferably Tdap.
  • Hepatitis B - a completed series of three injections.
  • Bacterial Meningitis - one vaccine within the past 5 years.
  • Varicella - a completed series of two injections if no history of chicken pox.

Exemptions may be granted only for medical, religious or ethical reasons.

Recommendations

  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) - now recommended for women and men.
  • Flu - yearly vaccine available at Student Health Services (see below). For more information about flu, visit the CDC influenza website.

Health Insurance and Fees

Student Health Insurance

Saint Michael's College requires all full-time students and students in residence be covered under a health insurance plan. This coverage may be provided through the Saint Michael's College Student Health Insurance Plan or by a private health insurance policy. The Saint Michael's College Student Health Insurance Plan is being administered by Consolidated Health Plans, CHP. 

The benefits outlined merit your careful attention. This policy is not designed to cover preexisting health conditions and elective procedures. It also does not include routine vision or dental coverage. Students with chronic or recurrent health conditions should consider other health insurance options.

You may purchase the Saint Michael's College Student Health Insurance Plan at an annual premium of $1,357. All students, regardless of type of health insurance coverage, are strongly encouraged to bring an up-to date health insurance card to college. Please review your health insurance and be sure you are covered for medical and pharmaceutical care in Vermont.

For questions about the plan, please contact Consolidated Health Plans at 800.633.7867.

Fees

There is no charge for visits to Student Health Services. Fees may be charged for vaccines, medications and laboratory testing sent to outside labs.

Confidentiality

All visits to Student Health Services are confidential. Information is not shared with anyone without a student's permission. Confidentiality of visits and records is every student's right.

Hospitals:

Fletcher Allen Healthcare - Medical Center Campus
802.847.0000
Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT

Fletcher Allen Healthcare - Fanny Allen Campus
802.847.1170
College Parkway
Colchester, VT
(located within walking distance of the campus)

Pharmacies:

Health Center Pharmacy
Colchester - 802.847.7461
Burlington - 802.847.3784

Rite Aid Pharmacy
Essex Junction - 802.872.1800
Winooski - 802.655.2444
Burlington - 802.862.1562
Essex Junction 802.878.3369

Kinney Drugs 
Essex Junction - 802.878.5351

CVS
Essex - 802.879.7438

A comprehensive list of area providers including doctors, dentists, allergists, and counselors can be found in the Student Health Center.

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