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, 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
Kerry Phelan, PA
Email: healthservices@mitchell.edu
Phone: 860-701-5195

Abigail Weymouth, RN
Email: healthservices@mitchell.edu
Phone: 860-701-5195

Counseling & Emotional Wellbeing Services
Douglas Dufore, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Email: dufore_d@mitchell.edu
Phone: 860-701-5103

Health Services Hours

Call First. No drop-ins.

Hours for Health Services (during the 2020/2021 academic year):
Monday: 8am-3pm
Tuesday: 8am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am-4:30pm
Thursday: 8am-4:30pm
Friday: 8am-4:30pm

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.

COVID-19 Symptoms
  • 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
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

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:

  1. If you are in severe distress, as with any other illness, call 911.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Daily Health Screening
  • Daily Health Screening: All students, faculty and staff who will be on campus will be 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. More information about downloading the CoVerified application is coming soon.
  • About CoVerified: CoVerified was built for universities from the ground up by MIT and Harvard physicians, engineers and public health experts. The founding team is comprised of practicing physicians, engineers and business executives with decades of experience designing digital health products and services at scale.
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.

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