Students needing medical attention in the evenings or on weekends when the Student Health Service is closed have several options:
For all medical or mental health emergencies, students should call 911. (Both EMTs and campus police respond to all 911 calls.)
An additional 24/7 resource for students is the Informed Health Line, a telephone service provided by Aetna Student Health, manned by registered nurses, that students can contact 24/7 with health questions. So if it is midnight and you have a terrible ear ache and want advice or information, you can call 800-556-1555. You do NOT need to have Aetna Student Insurance to use this service.
For urgent health problems that cannot wait until the following day, try the MedEast Walk-In Center located at 1703 West Main Street in Willimantic, about 2 miles from campus. MedEast is open until 6:45 p.m, Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on weekends. Phone: 860-456-1252. Or, UConn Health Urgent Care in the Storrs Center Downtown, up Rte 195 north just before the UConn campus; open Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat-Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Phone: 860-487-9300
Also available for very urgent problems that cannot wait is the emergency department at Windham Community Memorial Hospital located about 1 mile from campus. Open 24 hours. The telephone number is 860-456-6715.
Another option for after hours care is the “Minute Clinic” at the CVS in Coventry, at the junction of Routes 31 and 44. Go to http://www.minuteclinic.com/ for details and directions.
Another helpful resource is the Housing Staff including hall directors and residence assistants (RA’s).