For medical emergencies on campus, call 207-859–5911. After-Hours Care If you require medical care when Colby Health Services is closed, please visit community resources at MaineGeneral Health or Northern Light Health.
Our highly trained medical staff can provide the following general medical services:
Some patients like to have a chaperone (another staff member) present during their physical exam. If you would like a chaperone, please let us know. View the College’s chaperone policy here.
Our practice offers a broad range of testing services, some of which can be performed in-house. Our staff are courteous and professional and will hold your information in the utmost confidence. All of our testing services are confidential, although some tests require further reporting to state and federal agencies. Practitioners can order additional diagnostic tests, which are performed at MaineGeneral Hospital in Waterville. These tests include, but are not limited to:
For further information please call the Health Center at 207-859-4460.
The staff at Health Services realize the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Not only will proper nutrition and frequent exercise make your body feel better, but they will also help you perform better in your studies. Eating well can be difficult among the stresses of academic work, sports, activities, and an active social life, but a proper diet will help you to excel in all of these areas. Health Services can help students find a dietician in the local Waterville area for nutrition related care.
A variety of free, self-care medications are available in the health center entrance. We also offer free condoms and dental dams in the health center. Before using any of these products, check all product warnings. The Colby Bookstore carries a variety of over-the-counter medications and first-aid supplies.
We offer orthopedic assessment evaluations as well as referrals to our sports medicine department for sports related injuries. Physical Therapy services are available on campus and referrals for this are available through Health Services.
Many students travel abroad while at Colby College. Health Services provides information and immunization recommendations to prepare students for healthy and safe travel. To schedule an appointment, call 207-859-4460. All appointments should be made 4-6 weeks prior to the due date of your paperwork. You should bring any vaccination records that you may have from previous travel to your consultation.
Health Services appointments can be scheduled by phone, 207-859-4460, during office hours Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Appointments are available:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
We can generally accommodate same-day visits for acute illnesses and injuries.
Schedule an appointment by phone during the office hours listed above.
Cancellations and reschedules can be made by phone or by emailing the Health Center. We request that you notify the clinic 24 hours in advance, when possible. This opens your appointment time to other students.
While we are happy to assist concerned others (parents, faculty/staff, peers) with referring a student to Health Services, we require students to contact us directly to schedule their own appointments.
Feel free to browse our Online Resource Library, which is sorted by topic. This information is provided as a means to encourage participation in your health and well-being and is not intended to replace consultation with a licensed professional.
The Garrison-Foster Health Center offers a full range of diagnostic services. You may be refered to MaineGeneral Hospital for further testing.
The staff at the Garrison-Foster Health Center can consult with you on any of these issues.
If you have questions regarding medication use and abuse please contact the Garrison-Foster Health Center to make an appointment with a counselor or practitioner.
Counseling services are available to all Colby students free of charge. All meetings are confidential.
Exercise and Nutrition for Athletes
The dietitian and the Peak Performance Department can consult with you about healthy eating and exercise. Learn more here.
Nutrition and Weight Control
The following sites provide general information on a wide range of sexual health concerns. Remember: these sites are for informational purposes only. You should always contact a practitioner if you think you may have an STD. Testing at the Garrison-Foster Health Center is available and confidential.