Caring and Experienced Registered Nurses and Counselors
At our small, school-based health center and infirmary, we approach student healthcare from a holistic and developmental model. Our Health Services Coordinator and Counseling Director work closely with families, local and home-based practitioners, and school personnel to assess and support students’ healthcare needs while they are living away from home.
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Trusted Local Practitioners
Though the office is not a comprehensive medical clinic, we provide compassionate and thorough care. We frequently refer students to trusted local practitioners for physical therapy, nutrition, sexual health issues, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, massage, and chiropractic. We are not able to refer students for psychiatric care or annual physicals, and we encourage families to address dental, orthodontic, and allergy issues at home. Although we are able to arrange transportation for an urgent appointment, we are not able to accommodate recurring appointments off-campus. Transportation is billed to the student’s bookstore account.
Hospital and Pharmacy
The nearest hospital is Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, which is approximately 20 away. Our local pharmacy is Greater Falls Pharmacy in Bellows Falls, VT.
Our medication policy requires that all prescription medications be reported to and stored in the Health Services office. Day-time prescription medications are administered at Health Services. Bedtime prescription medications are kept in a dorm lock-box and administered by dorm heads. The Putney School Health Office does not have a relationship with a local psychiatrist/prescriber, and all medication appointments should be scheduled while students are home on breaks.
Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A nurse is on-call all other hours. Any after-hours concerns needing immediate attention should be directed to The Dean of Students, advisor, or adult dorm staff.