Office Hours: August 1 to May 31
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
- Dial the Health Center 860-297-2018 and our on-call nurse service will give health advice.
- A list of urgent care walk-in centers and ERs can be found in the "Local Pharmacies and HealthCare Sites" tab to the left.
FOR EMERGENCIES: dial 911 for an ambulance or Campus Safety at 860-297-2222.
The Health Center (TCHC), located in Wheaton Hall, provides health care for all Trinity students enrolled in at least 2 classes. The center is licensed by the state of Connecticut as an outpatient clinic and functions as a primary care office for students. Urgent and emergent care is referred off campus. The Center coordinates ongoing care with home providers and assists students finding off-campus specialists.
The Mission of the Trinity College Health Center is to promote health and wellness in the Trinity student body. Wellness denotes more than physical wellbeing; it incorporates psychological, emotional, spiritual and social components. Wellness is not simply the absence of illness, it is choosing and demonstrating behaviors that enable one to enjoy optimal experience by making informed lifestyle choices with regards to; a nutritious diet, physical fitness, safety, sleep, the absence of substance misuse, healthy relationships, effective stress management and effective communication of feelings and needs.
While interacting with local specialists, other campus departments, faculty, staff and families to promote wellness and remove barriers to appropriate care, Trinity College Health Center staff provides accessible non-urgent/non-emergent care within an institution of higher education where students’ active participation in their own health care is emphasized and expected. Our staff is committed to teaching students to navigate to get what you need from the local health care system and self-care/treatment to care for their bodies, minds, and spirits in an intentional and preventive manner in hopes each student can maximize their educational experience and achieve their highest potential.
TCHC uses a fee-for-service billing model, similar to your home physician’s office. There are charges for office visits, laboratory services and pharmacy items. Students MUST present an insurance ID card at all visits. If no card is available at the time of the visit TCHC will file a claim with the company you waived with during the Open Enrollment period over the summer and all unpaid charges will be applied to the student's tuition account.
Our on site services include:
The diagnosis and treatment of common health problems such as:
- colds, sore throats
- abdominal pain
- urinary tract infections
- sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
- menstrual problems, etc.
- Gynecological exams and contraception counseling and prescription including emergency contraception (i.e., "the morning-after pill")
- Confidential testing for HIV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia
- Prescription delivery services through a local pharmacy; Walgreens
- Allergy shots