Connecticut College Student Health Services is committed to providing all students with high-quality, coordinated, confidential health care and wellness education. Student Health Services is a licensed, outpatient clinic attending to the immediate health needs of all matriculated Connecticut College students. Our purpose is to help students maintain optimal overall, and provide health and wellness education around lifestyle choices. This is accomplished through a full-time staff of board-certified and credentialed health care providers and professional support staff.
HealthCare at Connecticut College
All enrolled, full-time students at Connecticut College have access to the primary care provided by our Student Health Services (SHS), regardless of the health insurance coverage they carry. Beginning in August 2020, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) became the provider for our student health and medical services in SHS and Sports Medicine.
Through this partnership, students have access to a network of more than 1,000 physicians and specialists offering expanded services, increased hours, and integrated care through a state-of-the-art electronic medical records system.
In SHS, we have a full complement of dedicated HHC personnel. These staff are able to call on the vast HHC network to refer students, when necessary, to local and regional specialists in a wide array of medical sub-disciplines. Athletic trainers and physicians from HHC serve our student-athletes, who are also able to call on specialists, including orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, concussion experts, and cardiologists —along with sports neurology services at HHC’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. Experts in sports nutrition, sports psychology, and athletic performance screening are available to coaches and students as well.
Most important for the spring, of course, when the College is investing additional resources to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19, our partnership with HHC will play an important role. Not only will HHC clinicians help us implement COVID-19 protocols, but our health services staff are able to confer with HHC leaders in infectious disease and prevention as we seek to maintain the health of our general population.
Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care is about 1 mile from campus and offers evening, weekend and holiday hours. Medical emergencies are referred to local emergency facilities and the College has professional staff and campus safety officers on campus 24 hours a day to ensure students are able to access needed medical attention.
Student Health Services maintains a stock of commonly used prescription medications available at wholesale cost to students. Medications not stocked in the clinic are ordered through a local Nutmeg Pharmacy pharmacy. Their phone number is (860) 910-4909 and their fax is (860) 910-4910. They are delivered each weekday afternoon.
Hours (during the academic year)
|Monday - Friday||8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
We offer the following services:
- Urgent and primary care (including GYN) visits with nurse practitioners
- Prescription delivery from a local pharmacy
- Physicals for sports/travel/study abroad*
- Specialist referrals
- Allergy injections* (see the Allergy Packet)
- Health promotion programs and information
- Routine laboratory tests onsite; labs not processed here are sent to Quest Diagnostics outpatient lab and will be billed to your insurance*
- A limited number of common over-the-counter medications*
- Travel information
- LGBTQIA inclusive patient-centered care
- HIV counseling and testing
- Sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment*
- Contraceptive counseling with onsite options available *
- Emergency contraception (EC). For further information on EC you may look at www.not-2-late.com*
*These items have an associated fee.
Students with private insurance may visit our web portal,https://connc.studenthealthportal.com, and follow these steps to print a receipt to submit to their carrier for any reimbursement:
- Register for an account if you have not previously done so (an email will be sent to your Connecticut College email account with a temporary password)
- Sign in
- Click on Appointment Scheduling
- Click on View Appointments
- Click on Previous Appointments
- Choose the appropriate receipt and print
Medical Excuse Policy
Health Services does not provide students with notes to take to their faculty confirming medical treatment. Issues of developmental, privacy and workload factors inform this policy. Students are responsible for providing faculty the grounds for the absences, and for conforming to the attendance requirements of particular courses. Students, like the rest of us, are protected from having medical information released without their permission. At the time of treatment, students are encouraged to email their professors regarding their absence and "cc" us in the note. That allows us to confirm the visit and speak to faculty if requested.
Students under treatment for health reasons outside of Student Health Services (SHS) may bring documentation to SHS to be submitted to their health record. This documentation will assist in the support SHS may offer to the dean regarding missed classes/work. FERPA / HIPAA privacy act