Health & Wellness
Emotional, Physical, Mental Health
We look at the health of our community ecosystem from the ground up. From campus safety to promoting respect and inclusion on campus, the Sterling College Wellness Team seeks to provide an environment where you can flourish.
The Director of Wellness Services will be working closely with the Dean of Student Life and Vermont’s Department of Health during campus preparations, to ensure we are compliant with guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control. During this pandemic, the Vermont Department of Health will be working closely with colleges throughout Vermont to conduct testing and contact tracing of COVID-19 if it becomes necessary.
Read through the Sterling campus COVID Safety Protocol:
For up-to-date information on Sterling’s COVID-19 response, please check our COVID Community Updates page:
Our Wellness Center is a fully stocked, self serve first aid site. During the 20/21 academic year, the Wellness Center will be accessible by appointment with the campus nurse. All LLPs will have a robust First-Aid kit that will be restocked each week in collaboration with the campus nurse.
Clare Dolan, Director of Wellness Services is accessible throughout the week via tele-health, scheduled appointments and drop-in hours. She can assist students in scheduling to help set up medical and mental health appointments appointments with local health and wellness facilities. She is available to help students understand and access their 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. Students with acute mental health issues will be 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 Team 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.
As part of our commitment to the health and wellness of our community, all students are required to complete and return an Immunization Certification Form. For more information about immunizations that are required by the State of Vermont, visit the Vermont Department of Health Website.
Click on the link to see Sterling’s most recent compliance report filed with the Department of Health. Sterling College Immunization Report