Health Services

Thomas College Health Center

Health Services operate out of the Thomas College Health Center, which is staffed by our nurse practitioner, the Director of Health Services. The Health Center is located on the first floor of Grant Hall and serves both residential and commuter students. Health Center services include treatment services for the acute care of common medical problems of young adults, follow-up care to medical treatment, and referrals. A health care professional works with students and pays close attention to their physical, psychological, and preventative care needs and is able to diagnose, treat, and provide prescriptions. The Health Center partners with the Campus Counselor to provide support and services for students’ emotional and psychological needs.

The Health Center emphasizes important features such as health education and campus outreach programs focused on medical, psychological, and social aspects of healthier lifestyles; preventive immunization; and student participation in planning and prevention. We provide quality treatment services for the acute care of common medical problems of young adults including women/men’s health issues, sports related injuries, and follow-up care.

To better enable the Health Center to provide appropriate medical care, it is important that the completed medical history, physical exam and immunization forms are filed with the Health Center by July. This should include notice of any allergies or special information needed to best meet the health needs of the student. Please note that all students are required by Maine State Law to provide the College with a complete immunization history record before being allowed to register or attend classes. In particular, Maine State Law requires records of two doses of MMR and a Tetanus Diphtheria vaccination within the last 10 years.

Hours 

The Health Center is open by appointment only during the following hours:

Monday though Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Important Information

If you are not fully vaccinated or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call 207-859-1401 before coming to the Health Center. Leave your name and a phone number for a return call.

If you are ill or injured when the Health Center is closed, contact Student Affairs (AD-127, 207-859-1243) during the daytime, or contact Safety and Security (AD-128, 207-859-1399) after business hours.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911, then call the Office of Safety and Security at 207-859-1399.

Contact

healthctr@thomas.edu
207-859-1401

Health Services Information and Resources

Confidentiality

The Thomas College Health Services office is designed to ensure a student’s right to privacy. The student is responsible for notifying his or her family or guardian regarding a health problem. A member of the college staff may be notified of a health issue on a need to know basis and may contact parents in the event of an extreme emergency. The policy is designed to maintain the confidentiality necessary for a young adult, yet recognizes the need for families and guardians to be adequately informed.

Families may have questions about their student’s health status. Medical information will not be released without the written consent of the student. Staff will assist with general questions, however principles of patient confidentiality will not be violated.

Emergency Information

Maine General Express Care
(207) 877-3450
211 Main St., Waterville (across from Rite-Aid)
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00pm

Maine General Medical Center Thayer Center for Health
(207) 872-1000
North St, Waterville

Northern Light Inland Hospital
(207) 861-3000
200 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Waterville

Northern Light Walk-in Care
(207) 861-6140
174 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville
Monday-Sunday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Redington – Fairview General Hospital
(207) 474-5121
46 Fairview Avenue, Skowhegan

Local Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
1 Kennedy Memorial Drive,
Waterville – (207) 873-7161

Hannaford
Elm Plaza – Main Street,
Waterville – (207) 877-7552

Hannaford
190 JFK Mall KMD,
Waterville – (207) 872-2182

Oakland Pharmacy
Main Street,
Oakland – (207) 465-4440

Rite Aid Pharmacy
211 Main Street,
Waterville – (207) 877-9004

Shaw’s/Osco on KMD
Waterville – (207) 680-3001

Walmart Pharmacy
Elm Plaza, Waterville Commons Drive,
Waterville – (207) 877-9161

Student Health Insurance Plan

Services at the Health Center are free. However, if you are required to participate in the college health insurance plan, please review the policy information.

Off-Campus Hotlines

Family Violence Project
(877) 890-7788

Health Equity Alliance
Bangor: (207) 990-3626; Belfast: (207) 249-8916

Maine AA Hotline
(800) 737-6237

Maine Crisis Hotline (Suicide/Mental Health)
(888) 568-1112

Maine Family Planning
(207) 922-3222

Maine Narcotics Anonymous
(800) 974-0062

Maine Tobacco HelpLine
(800) 207-1230

Sexual Assault Helpline
(800) 871-7741

Local Resources

Family Violence Project
(877) 890-7788

Health Equity Alliance
Bangor: (207) 990-3626; Belfast: (207) 249-8916

Maine AA Hotline
(800) 737-6237

Maine Crisis Hotline (Suicide/Mental Health)
(888) 568-1112

Maine Family Planning
(207) 922-3222

Maine Narcotics Anonymous
(800) 974-0062

Maine Tobacco HelpLine
(800) 207-1230

Sexual Assault Helpline
(800) 871-7741

What to Bring

While the Health Center has a variety of supplies available for students, it is helpful for students to have some health-related items on hand as well. We recommend:

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Band Aids
  • Cold and flu medicines
  • Personal first aid kit (small)
  • Personal medications, both prescription and over the counter
  • Ready use cold pack or heat pack
  • Q-Tips and cotton balls
  • Tissues
  • Thermometer
  • Tylenol