Student Health Services, located on campus in Warnshuis Health Center, is a licensed outpatient clinic attending to the immediate primary health needs of all matriculated Connecticut College students. The service is staffed by medical assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and a consulting physician. All professional services are delivered with attention to confidentiality. In the event of a serious illness or injury, parents or guardians will be notified at the discretion of the staff.
Student Health Services coordinates a variety of health-related services and programs from urgent visits to primary care (including gynecological care), to immunizations and preventative screenings. Routine laboratory tests are available on site and prescription delivery from a local pharmacy is offered. Services also include health promotion programs and information; eating disorder information and referral; and substance-abuse evaluations and referrals. Common prescription medications are offered on site at a cost and charged to a student’s account. Some over-the-counter medications are free.
Health Services may also refer students to two local community hospitals: Backus Hospital in Norwich, and Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. Students who wish to seek primary care/illness care over the weekend or on holiday breaks may access PhysicianOne Urgent Care Groton or the Montville Backus Health Center in Uncasville. These clinics are not emergency rooms. These clinics care for primary needs such as febrile illnesses, urinary tract infections, viral coughs/colds. Minor injuries, and cuts needing stitches, can be cared for at these clinics as well. Students must have their insurance card with them.
Students may access transportation to these clinics by using Yellow Cab (860-443-4321). In order to validate the reimbursement of the cost to the College, students will need to sign a release form at the clinic so that Student Health Services may follow-up on Monday. More information on care when we are closed.
Student Counseling Services, also located in Warnshuis Health Center, is an accredited service that provides outpatient mental health services to all enrolled College students. Services are provided in an effort to promote the emotional and psychological growth and well-being of the students at Connecticut College while enhancing each individual’s ability to learn, to create and to be fully participating members of the College community by utilizing safe, culturally sensitive and inclusive approaches to mental health treatment. Available counseling services include:
- individual and group counseling
- medication evaluation and management
- crisis management
The College employs a full-time director of student wellness who puts particular focus on drug and alcohol education. The director is responsible for providing outreach education and assessment in the areas of health and wellness, sexual assault and alcohol and other drugs. The office is located in the College Center at Crozier-Williams.
The Think S.A.F.E. Project (Sexual Assault-Free Environment), in the Office of Student Life, is Connecticut College’s on-campus resource for information about sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence and stalking. The office provides violence prevention education, specifically around the Green Dot Bystander Intervention strategy, as well as advocacy and referrals for medical treatment, counseling services, reporting options and academics. The Think S.A.F.E. Project may be reached at 860- 439-2219 and is available to students for after-hour emergencies