The health center is located to the east of the Sadove Student Center in a central location on campus. The building, completed in 2018, is sited near parking to provide easy access for emergency vehicles. 

Access to the Health Center is through scheduled appointments only. 

The health center is open during the academic year for Clinic Hours as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12 -1 p.m. on Friday

Phone hours during the academic year as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

No, the health center is closed during summer, fall, Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.  We will be piloting some limited patient hours during July.  Call with questions, 315-859-4111.

All students who wish to be seen by the health center will need to call to schedule an appointment at 315-859-4111.  

If you have a medical emergency, call the Campus Safety Emergency Line at 315-859-4000 for an emergency response on campus.

The Health Center is pleased to offer after-hours nursing triage phone service, Fonemed.  To access, please call the main number for the Health Center, 315-859-4111, and follow the prompts for nursing triage.

Looking to talk to a nurse about NON-EMERGENT medical issues, especially after hours?  If you are a student that is enrolled in MVP insurance here at Hamilton, there is also a 24/7 Nurse Advice Line available to you, for NON-EMERGENT medical questions, at 1-888-687-6277. 

You can also log into the MVP website to email a nurse via MVPs secure online form. Again, this service is for NON-EMERGENT medical questions/advice. *This service is only available to those enrolled in an MVP policy. For those students enrolled in a individual policy, we encourage you to reach out to your insurance provider and ask about this service. Most insurance companies offer a similar service to their participants.*

If you are not feeling well and the health center is closed, and you need medical attention, you can go to one of local urgent care facilities: Slocum Dickson Urgent Care, and WellNow Urgent Care. Wynn Hospital is located in Utica.

No, the health center does not charge for office visits. Students will be charged for medications given from the health center and for rapid testing performed, EKG's and for "No Show" appointments.

No, all students may receive services from the health center.

No, the student health service is not equipped to bill individual student insurance companies.

Students that are seen for medical evaluations that incur charges will be able to access their charges within the Student Health Portal under the Walkout Statement heading. 

Yes, we will need to be notified of any changes to your health insurance. Please upload a front and back copy of your new insurance card within the Student Health Portal.

Transportation to medical appointments off-campus must be arranged through the Hamilton College Transportation Office at 315-859-4515. For more information: https://www.hamilton.edu/campuslife/transportation


The health center staff will only contact your parents if there is a life threatening illness or concern. If you are being sent to the hospital, we ask you to contact your parents to let them know. If you sign a medical release giving the provider permission, the provider will discuss the condition with your parent. If you were seen at the health center and your parents call to discuss the visit, you will need to sign a medical release while you are here granting permission for the provider to discuss your appointment with your parents.

Yes, you will need to bring any ongoing prescription medications and if you have asthma and use a nebulizer, to bring your nebulizer. We also recommend the following items:

  • Health insurance card
  • COVID-19 rapid tests
  • Thermometer
  • Band Aids
  • Tweezers
  • Fever reducer/pain reliever medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen
  • Cough and cold medication
  • Reusable cold packs
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer

Hamilton College is a proud institutional member of the American College Health Association whose mission statement is: “to serve as the principle leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research.”


Contact Name

Health Center

Office Location
Johnson Center for Health and Wellness
Office: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office: 8:30 - 11:45 a.m.; 1-4 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1 - 4:30 p.m.
(closed from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on the first Thursday)

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