Caring for the whole person.
Consistent with our mission of holistic education, Mitchell College seeks to care for the whole student during their time on campus, supporting students’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness meets student needs and engages students with relevant and empowering programming to help them make informed healthcare decisions and healthier lifestyle choices. Health & Wellness provides preventative and educational programs, workshops, and clinics on campus throughout the year including: Fresh Check Day!, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, problem gambling awareness, sexual responsibility and stress reduction. Student Health 101 offers more ways to stay healthy.
Health & Wellness Clinic
Please Call First!
The onsite Health & Wellness Clinic provides a variety of services through Northeast Medical Group (NEMG), part of Yale New Haven Health, including, but not limited to: evaluation and treatment of illness and injuries, allergy injections, flu vaccines, women’s gynecological exams, common prescriptions (not narcotics), services related to emotional and mental wellbeing and patient education.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are required to CALL FIRST before visiting, regardless of the nature of the visit.
Health Services: 860-701-5195
Counseling & Emotional Wellbeing Services: 860-701-5103
Health Services Hours
Call first. No drop-ins.
Hours for Health Services (during the 2020/2021 academic year):
Health & Wellness Clinic Location: Yarnall Center, 2nd floor
Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 Call Center
Outside of Health Clinic hours, students with COVID-19 related questions/concerns may contact 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644):
Monday-Sunday (7 days a week): 7am-7pm
Counseling Services Hours
Hours for Counseling & Emotional Wellbeing Services
Appointments: All appointments must be scheduled through Starfish.
*Note: For the first 2 weeks on campus (August 31-September 13, 2020) all appointments will be conducted via Zoom. Beginning September 14, appointments will be conducted via Zoom, unless student requests an in-person (mask required) appointment. Dr. Dufore will be conducting all office hours on campus, for both remote (Zoom) and in-person sessions.
Students IN CRISIS or having an EMERGENCY, may ALWAYS Walk In. However, it’s best to call or have a College staff or faculty member call Dr. Dufore first at 860-701-5103.
Hours beginning Monday, August 31 (45 minute sessions):
Monday: 9-11am | 1-5pm
Tuesday: 10-11am | 1-6pm
Wednesday: 9-11am | 1-5pm
Thursday: 10-11am | 1-6pm
Friday: 9-11am | 1-5pm
Health & Wellness Clinic Location: Yarnall Center, 2nd floor. Call or schedule appointment via Starfish.
Off-Hours/Off-Campus Healthcare Options
If you need medical care and the Mitchell College Health & Wellness Clinic is closed, please visit a local medical clinic. For personal transportation, contact Harry’s Cab at 860-442-4054. For assistance arranging your personal transportation, contact Mitchell College Campus Safety at 860-443-0214 or 860-941-9316.
Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) New London Walk-In
194 Howard Street
New London, CT 06320
Physician One Urgent Care
220 Route 12
Groton, CT 06340
Monday- Friday 8am-8pm
Saturday- Sunday 9am-5pm
GoHealth Urgent Care
351 N Frontage Road
New London, CT 06320
Saturday- Sunday 9am-5pm
CVS Minute Clinic
915 Poquonnock Rd
Groton, CT 06340
Hours Vary- Call Ahead
Or Call 911
Emergency rooms should be used for emergencies. Walk-in 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 walk-in clinics as well. You will always have to use your own judgment in making a decision to seek care at the emergency room. Students must have their insurance card with them.
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT
Open 24 hours
Pequot Health Center
52 Hazelnut Hill Rd
Groton, CT 06340
Hotlines and Text Lines
L&M Crisis: (860) 271-4271
SECT Mental Health Authority Crisis Response: (860) 886-9302
National Suicide Crisis Line: (800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255) or Text CONNECT to 741741
National Eating Disorders Helpline: (800) 931-2237 or Text NEDA to 741741
Safe Futures 24 Hour Hotline (Domestic and/or Sexual Violence) (888) 774-2900
New London Police Department: Emergencies 911 | Non-Emergencies (860) 447-5269
COVID-19 Weekly Testing
Schedule first via CoVerified. No drop-ins.
Weekly Testing Procedure Beginning January 25, 2021
COVID-19 on-campus testing will take place by appointment only, by last name on Mondays (9am-noon), Tuesdays (9am-noon), Wednesdays (11am-2pm) and Thursdays (9am-noon). All testing will be at the Market Café.
All Mitchell and Thames students, faculty and staff who will be on campus must be tested on campus weekly. Commuters, do not come to campus for testing or any reason until the week of February 8.
Location: Market Café
How to set an Appointment: You must set your appointment through the CoVerified app. Download instructions below under “About CoVerified”.
Procedure on campus: Proceed to the Market Café entrance, following all campus signage and directions. Masks and social distancing are required.
*If you have a major conflict, please coordinate an alternative testing date with Health & Wellness by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Testing and Daily Health Monitoring through CoVerified: Mitchell College is partnering with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to track daily the health of our student, faculty and staff community, as well as to provide weekly testing for COVID-19. The weekly testing program will be at no cost to the student, faculty or staff, and will use a viral molecular test via the PCR method, analyzed by the Broad Institute. This test uses a nasal swab that is inserted only a short distance into the nose (anterior nares)—a much less invasive and more comfortable alternative to the deep nasopharyngeal method that was more common at the start of the pandemic.
All students, faculty and staff who will be on campus are required to self-report their temperature and symptoms daily, using the CoVerified health tracker application. This information will be used to monitor the collective health of the campus and identify any potential outbreaks of COVID-19.
- Download the CoVerified app at https://www.coverified.us/download.
- Apple users: go to the Applestore and download the CoVerified app.
- Android users (for the next week or so until available in the playstore, the app is available as direct download at):
- https://www.coverified.us/downloadLog-in: You will log-in using your @mitchell.edu or @my.mitchell.edu email address and password.
- Download the CoVerified User App Tutorial here.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
- Know the symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as more is learned about COVID-19.
What if I have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19?
If you believe you have coronavirus, are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus:
- If you are in severe distress, as with any other illness, call 911.
- Call First. Mitchell College Health Clinic: 860-701-5195. Open Monday 8am-3pm and Tuesday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. If you are symptomatic or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, Mitchell College Health Clinic will guide you in obtaining testing through Yale New Haven Health/L&M Hospital.
- If the Mitchell College Health & Wellness office is closed, please call Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 Call Center at 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644) 7 days a week, 7am-7pm. Yale New Haven Health will guide you in obtaining COVID-19 testing.
- After obtaining testing for COVID-19, students must contact Campus Safety and their advisor and immediately self-quarantine in their room. These students must not socialize and will get meals delivered to their room while awaiting test results.
- If you test positive for COVID-19, please contact Campus Safety at 860-701-5182 and your advisor for instructions. You will isolate in Eastwinds or, if preferable, at your home. The College will arrange for your transportation to Eastwinds. You will not rejoin roommate/suitemates, attend classes or be allowed in campus buildings or on other campus property until you have no symptoms present and receive a full (not rapid) negative test result.
People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Isolation and Quarantine Definitions & Instructions
- Self-Quarantine: Self-quarantine is used to keep individuals who were exposed or potentially exposed to COVID-19 away from others. This helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 that can occur from people without symptoms. In the event students are asked to self-quarantine, review the Mitchell College Self-Quarantine Instructions here.
Self-Isolation is used to keep individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 away from others while they can spread it to others. This is a critical public health measure that prevents the transmission of COVID-19 in the community. In the event students are asked to self-isolate, review the Mitchell College Self-Isolation Instructions here.
Student Health Insurance
All full-time students are required to maintain adequate health insurance, either under your own private plan or under the Student Health Insurance Plan sponsored by the College. All full-time, new and returning students must each year visit www.gallagherstudent.com/Mitchell to enroll in a plan or sign a waiver if you choose to maintain medical coverage in a plan other than the College-sponsored plan. For 2020/2021, students who do not complete the waiver by the deadline of September 15, 2020, will automatically be enrolled in the College-sponsored health insurance plan and billed accordingly.
Meet the Health and Wellness Team!
We’re all in this together. Please, do your part!