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Health & Wellness

A Beloved Community

From our very beginnings, Mitchell’s curriculum and culture has been built around nurturing and supporting the uniqueness and complexity of the whole person. We recognize that our students come to us with different family, social and cultural experiences; different learning styles and challenges; different identities/sexual orientations; and different academic and career aspirations. What they all have in common is the desire to pursue their education in an environment where they can be their best selves — physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

We also recognize ourselves as a Beloved Community, which means we place a high value on inclusivity, respect, trust, validation and tolerance, taking care of each other both inside and outside of the classroom. We are here for our students as partners, guides and advocates, ensuring they have the community and resources they need to support every facet of their health and wellbeing.

We are a Beloved Community that values, supports, and nurtures each student’s wellbeing.

Overview of Health & Wellness Services

The Health & Wellness Center proactively provides resources, training and supports to manage students’ needs, meeting them where they are and in the ways that work best for them. We are here when they need us, as well as out in the community — on campus and off — engaging students with relevant and empowering programming to help them make informed healthcare decisions and healthier lifestyle choices. We also provide resources and connect to services for Mitchell College faculty and staff.

    Treatment Services

        • Onsite Clinic
        • Counseling & Psychological Services
        • Referrals

      Tools, Resources, Training


      Leisure & Recreation

      Psychoeducational Programs

          • Educational: Anxiety, Depression, Understanding Boundaries, Relationship Building, Stress Reduction
          • Preventative: Gambling Addiction, Substance Dependence
          • Recreational: Athletic Club Programs

      Campus Initiatives

          • Mitchell Fresh Check Day!
          • Suicide Prevention
          • Substance Abuse Prevention
          • Problem Gambling Awareness
          • Sexual Responsibility

      Onsite Clinic

      OFFICE LOCATION: Yarnall Center, 2nd floor

      CALL AHEAD: 860-701-5195


      • Monday: 8:00am–3:00pm (Kerry Phelan, PA Available)
      • Tuesday: 8:00am–4:30pm
      • Wednesday: 8:00am–4:30pm
      • Thursday: 8:00am–4:30pm (Kerry Phelan, PA Available)
      • Friday: 8:00am–4:30pm

      The onsite Health & Wellness Clinic provides a variety of services through Northeast Medical Group (NEMG), part of Yale New Haven Health. Services include, but are 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
          • Patient education

      Counseling & Psychological Services

      OFFICE LOCATION: Yarnall Center, 2nd Floor

      CALL AHEAD: 860-701-5103




      • Monday: 9:00am–4:00pm
      • Tuesday: 9:00am–4:00pm
      • Wednesday: 9:00am–4:00pm
      • Thursday: 9:00am–4:00pm
      • Friday: 9:00am–4:00pm


      • Tuesday: 2:00–4:00pm
      • Thursday: 9:00–11:00am


      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. Tircuit first at 860-701-5103.


      We provide outreach and consultation to Mitchell students, faculty and staff, including:
        • Free, confidential, individual counseling and consultations
        • Immediate and VCG (Virtual Caregiver App) support for students in crisis
        • In-person and telehealth appointments
        • Licensed professional counselor
        • Psycho-educational support
        • Psychiatric referrals available
        • Therapeutic (longer-term) counseling referrals available
        • Grief support (click here for Tasks of Mourning sheet with links to online resources)

      Find a Therapist, Psychologist, Counselor

      Individual Counseling

      We offer free, confidential counseling, assessments and referrals to all students who are enrolled in Mitchell College. We offer up to six (6) sessions in an academic year. Students seek counseling for many reasons, such as:
        • Adjustment Challenges
        • Anxiety
        • Depression
        • Relationship Issues
        • Stress
        • Other Psychological Difficulties

      VCG Virtual Counseling (Virtual Caregiver App)

      Mitchell College students have free, unlimited access to therapists and on-demand crisis counseling. To activate an account, click the link below and enter the following information:


        1.  Last name
        2. Date of Birth
        3. School zip code — 06320

      Health and Wellness, Mitchell College

      After-Hours Clinics

      If you need medical care and the Mitchell College Health & Wellness Clinic is closed, please visit a local medical clinic.

      Reasons to Visit a Walk-in Clinic

        • Febrile illnesses (illness that cause a fever)
        • Urinary tract infection
        • Viral cough/cold
        • Minor injury
        • Cuts needing stitches
        • Other non-life-threatening medical issues that can’t wait until business hours

      Transportation to a Clinic

      Harry’s Cab: 860-442-4054
      Personal Transportation

      Local Clinics

      Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) New London Walk-In
      194 Howard Street
      New London, CT  06320
      Phone: 860-443-7907
      Monday–Friday: 8:00am–6:00pm
      Saturday: 8:00am–2:00pm

      Physician One Urgent Care
      220 Route 12
      Groton, CT 06340
      Phone: 860-446-6137
      Monday-Friday; 8:00am–8:00pm
      Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am–5:00pm

      GoHealth Urgent Care
      351 N Frontage Road
      New London, CT 06320
      Phone: 860-865-0934
      Monday–Friday: 8:00am–8:00pm
      Saturday–Sunday: 9:00am–5:00pm

      CVS Minute Clinic
      915 Poquonnock Rd
      Groton, CT 06340
      Phone: 866-389-2727
      Hours Vary—Call Ahead

      Payment for Services

      The healthcare provider will request a copy of your insurance card; make sure you have it with you. You can keep a copy in your wallet or on your phone (front and back).

      When to Seek Emergency Care

      You will always have to use your own judgment in making a decision to seek care at the emergency room.

      Emergency (Call 911)

      Emergency rooms should be used for emergencies, like life-threatening or life-altering illness.

      L&M Hospital
      365 Montauk Avenue
      New London, CT
      Open 24 hours

      Pequot Health Center
      52 Hazelnut Hill Rd
      Groton, CT 06340
      Daily: 7:00am–11:00pm

      NOTE: Walk-in clinics care are 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. See list  in the previous section.

      Payment for Services

      The healthcare provider will request a copy of your insurance card; make sure you have it with you. You can keep a copy in your wallet or on your phone (front and back).

      Student Health Insurance

      All full-time students are required to maintain adequate health insurance, either under a private plan or under the Student Health Insurance Plan sponsored by the College. All full-time, new and returning students must complete the form at 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.

      Deadline: October 1, 2023

      For the 2023–2024 school year, students who did not complete the waiver by the deadline of October 1, 2023, were automatically enrolled in the College-sponsored health insurance plan and billed accordingly.


      If you believe you may have coronavirus, are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, please review the Campus COVID-19 Policies and follow the guidelines below.

      COVID-19 Symptoms

      If you are experiencing a fever, cough and difficulty breathing you should seek medical attention. Call 911 if you are experiencing severe symptoms.

      Symptomatic or Known Exposure — Get Tested

      During Our Clinic Hours

      Call the Clinic: 860-701-5195

      If you are symptomatic or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, the Health & Wellness Center will guide you in obtaining testing through Yale New Haven Health/L&M Hospital.

      After Clinic Hours

      Call Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 Call Center: 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644)
      7 days a week, 7:00am–7:00pm. 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.

      COVID & Flu Protocols


      CONTACT HEALTH & WELLNESS IMMEDIATELY when diagnosed with COVID and/or flu (influenza). Update your advisor and contact your professors to arrange any continuing or missing assignments.


      Stay home for five days. After five days, contact Health & Wellness (860-701-5195) to update your return. Upon your return, you are required to wear a mask for five days.


      Stay home for five days. After the five days, contact Health & Wellness (860-701-5195) to update your return. Upon your return, you are required to wear a mask for five days.

      Resident Students

      COVID & FLU

      If diagnosed at the Health Center, Health & Wellness and Residence Life will provide verbal and written instructions for next steps. Update your advisor, and contact your professors to arrange any continuing or missing assignments.

      CONTACT HEALTH & WELLNESS IMMEDIATELY (860-701-5195) if self-tested positive or diagnosed off-campus with COVID and/or flu. Contact your professors to arrange any continuing or missing assignments.

      Quarantining & Isolation

      Quarantining helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 that can occur from people with or without symptoms. If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 during the semester you will be required to quarantine.

      Isolation is used to keep individuals who test 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.


      Medical Excuse Policy

      Effective 8/29/2022

      The Health & Wellness Center does not provide students with notes and/or emails to give to faculty confirming absence for medical reasons.

      Students are encouraged to email their professors individually regarding their absence and copy their academic advisor on the email. Students are responsible for providing faculty the reason for the absence and for adhering to the specific attendance requirements of each course. For a student who must be absent from a class, instructors will offer reasonable assistance in making up missed work (e.g., completing labs, making up exams).

      An absence from class, regardless of reason, will not result in an automatic switch to an online platform such as Zoom. Mitchell College is committed to providing an in-person learning environment; therefore, students are responsible for working directly with their instructors regarding missed classes/missed work.

      Refer to the college’s COVID-19 protocols in the event of testing positive for COVID-19.

      If a student is under treatment outside of Health & Wellness Services, they may provide Health & Wellness Services with documentation to be added to their health record. This documentation may assist in conversations between the Health & Wellness Center and the Dean and/or Accessibility Services.

      QUESTIONS? Contact Abigail Weymouth:


      National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Text 988

      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)
      Text CONNECT to 741741

      National Eating Disorders Helpline:
      (800) 931-2237
      Text NEDA to 741741

      Safe Futures 24-Hour Hotline (Domestic and/or Sexual Violence):
      (888) 774-2900

      New London Police:
      Emergencies 911
      Non-Emergencies (860) 447-5269

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      Meet the Health & Wellness Team!

      Health and Wellness, Mitchell College

      Gizelle Tircuit, Ph.D., L.P.C.

      Director of Health and Wellness
      Health Clinic
      Yarnall Center 2nd floor

      Health and Wellness, Mitchell College

      Abigail Weymouth, R.N.

      Health Clinic
      Yarnall Center 2nd floor

      Health and Wellness, Mitchell College

      Kerry Phelan, P.A.

      Health Clinic
      Yarnall Center 2nd floor


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