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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. 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.

For more information about the flu and what you can do to prevent  it, click here

All incoming first-year and transfer students are required to submit a health history and immunization form. Please download and fill out the Health History form and the Immunization form.

The Student Health Center is available during the semester on an appointment basis with same day appointments available. All appointments are confidential, and you don't need to disclose anything over the phone.

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.

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.

Psychiatric mental health services are provided by Nurse Practitioners in collaboration with the Personal Counselors. Students experiencing an emotional health problem are encouraged to first schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling the main number for the Bergeron Wellness Center. Those who might require medication to manage symptoms will be referred to the Nurse Practitioners for evaluation and management and students who are prescribed medication are encouraged to have an ongoing relationship with their counselor. Most medication needs can be managed by the Nurse Practitioners. Some students may be referred to the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for consultation and collaborative care. It is not possible to schedule an appointment directly with the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.


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 at or call 802.654.2271.


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 to two doses with most recent one after the age of 16.
  • Varicella - a completed series of two injections if no history of chicken pox.

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


  • 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.

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.


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


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.


Clear Choice
South Burlington - 802.448.8205

South Burlington - 802.658.5756

UVM Medical Center - Medical Center Campus
Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT

UVM Medical Center Urgent Care - Fanny Allen Campus 
College Parkway
Colchester, VT
(located within walking distance of the campus)


Essex - 802.879.7438

Health Center Pharmacy
Colchester - 802.847.7461
Burlington - 802.847.3784

Kinney Drugs 
Essex Junction - 802.878.5351

Walgreens Pharmacy
Essex Junction - 802.872.1800
Winooski - 802.655.2444
Burlington - 802.862.1562
Essex Junction 802.878.3369

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

Medical Websites

The following list of websites is provided as a starting place for researching specific health issues or concerns. These sites are considered reliable, however we recognize that this 
list is ever-changing and is by no means considered complete. 

Please schedule an appointment to discuss any questions you may have related to health information 
discovered online. 

Call us at 802.654.2234 for more information or to schedule a visit.


Body Art 

Body Image 




Eating Disorders



Medical Topics/General Health and Wellness 

Men's Health

Mental Health 










Women's Health

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