Health & Wellness
Our Wellness Center is a fully stocked, self serve first aid site that is open 24/7. The Director of Wellness Services is available to meet with students on by appointment or during office hours to help set up medical and mental health appointments, and to help you understand and access your health insurance coverage, in addition to providing for students’ minor medical needs.
The Wellness Services Team offers support to students around issues of stress, transition, general mental health, and crisis response. Acute mental health issues are referred to a licensed psychologist or emergency services, if necessary.
Local Health and Wellness Resources
If a doctor’s examination or outside wellness resources are required, the Wellness Service staff will assist with appointments and transportation. Excellent facilities are available in Hardwick, 10 miles from campus, and at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, 20 miles away.
Students with chronic or long-term illness are encouraged to maintain the care of their home practitioner or to establish themselves with a doctor in the community.
We recognize that it can be difficult for students to get to appointments given our rural location; for these purposes we have a Wellness Vehicle on campus for student use. Use of the Wellness Vehicle will be limited to health and wellness purposes in order to insure maximum availability for all students. The Director of the Wellness Center maintains the reservation schedule and works with students to help provide transportation when they are not eligible to drive. To become eligible to drive the Wellness Vehicle, students must have at least 3 years of driving experience, and have no major violations on their Motor Vehicle Record.
The Director of Wellness Services develops programming to improve quality of life and learning in our community. Wellness programming promotes and sustains diversity of culture, history, and lifestyle, fosters respect for the campus environment and ecological systems, and facilitates a productive and transformative exchange of ideas.