Your Annual Health Fee covers many services; please take some time to understand what is offered to you.
The annual health fee covers all visits to the Total Health Center.
Downstairs, the Medical Office is staffed by either a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant, who provides students with “well” visits” (check-ups and physicals) as well as treatment for acute illness and injuries. They also evaluate and manage chronic medical problems, coordinate care with home physicians as needed, and refer to specialists when necessary. Students who will be traveling are provided travel health information and can be immunized according to the Center for Disease Control recommendations. We provide health education, helping students to make healthy lifestyle choices and learn to do self care when appropriate. Free safe sex and first aid supplies, as well as some common over-the-counter medications, are available to students from the Total Health Center as well as in the student dorms. In addition, the Nurse Practitioner and the Physician Assistant of the Total Health Center can prescribe medication and refill existing prescriptions, order lab tests, x-rays, physical therapy, and suture lacerations. They can also provide health maintenance, annual exams, and gynecologic care. They order lab work and can also draw blood for lab work ordered by your home provider which is sent to nearby Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Marlboro complies with Vermont’s rules on immunizations which states that “any child or student attending any center-based or family child care facility, public or independent kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools, and undergraduates enrolled in colleges and universities. Before entry, children/students must have the required immunizations unless exempt for medical or religious reasons. Before entry, all vaccine requirements must have been met, including two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. However, for those with a history of chickenpox disease, neither a vaccine nor an exemption is needed.”
Students must provide a form filled out by their provider documenting when they received their vaccines or fill out an exemption form, both of which are included in the health forms packet as part of the enrollment process.
Emily Chapman (email@example.com/802-258-9335) is the office manager for both the counseling and medical offices. She is our “go to person” for insurance questions, navigating the healthcare system, managing all the scheduling, and being a great listening ear.
Upstairs at the Total Health Center, the counseling staff consists of two Master’s prepared therapists and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. In addition, most years we have counseling student interns who are supervised closely by our counseling staff. We provide a wide range of services on a confidential basis. We work with students who have had ongoing psychiatric concerns as well as those who are experiencing problems for the first time in college. Issues that we work with include but are not limited to relationship problems, depression, anxiety, gender identity, loss and grief, academic concerns, trauma, roommate concerns, social anxiety, adjustment to college, etc. Students are welcome to discuss any issues even if they aren’t sure if they are a problem. We can see students on an ongoing basis or for a brief period depending on what is needed. Our psychiatric Nurse Practitioner can prescribe medication, do diagnostic psychiatric evaluations, and provide treatment. We work as a team and if a student has needs greater than what we can provide or prefers to see someone in town, we are glad to provide a referral to other providers. All providers may be reached by calling 802-258-9335.