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. This health line is available to all full time students, even if you do not have Aetna Health Insurance.
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).