Comprehensive Ambulatory Health Services

Policy 810.00

Policy Statement

  1. The University of Vermont offers comprehensive ambulatory health services at multiple sites across campus:
    1. Primary Care/Medical Clinic (Main Campus) offers preventative/acute/ongoing care for students and maintains a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified laboratory on site for internally ordered tests.
    2. Sexual and Reproductive Health Care (Main Campus) offers comprehensive reproductive health services including birth control counseling, sexual health counseling, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening, and evaluation/treatment of a wide range of pelvic or gender-related concerns.
    3. Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) offers short-term individual counseling, urgent-needs counseling, group counseling, outreach and education, psychiatry, and referrals/consultations. Psychiatrists and counselors provide services at two sites on campus, and a counselor provides drop-in consultations at varying sites across campus, including one located at the Larner College of Medicine campus.
  2. Services are available Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with appointments available at the Primary Care/Medical Clinic on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Urgent care phone consultations are available after hours. After-hours evening appointments are available at CAPS. The health and wellbeing of our medical students is important and students are encouraged to take care of their own health care needs during the curriculum by arranging time for medical and dental appointments.
  3. Students are allowed to miss brief periods of time in order to attend to their medical appointments, including mental and dental care, without penalty through the excused absence or exam delay process. Refer to instructions for initiating a related request located on the Exams Delay/Excused Absence Requests academic history tab in OASIS.
  4. Most services at the UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) are covered by student service fees (the "comprehensive fee"). These services are either charged to the student's account, or, for those enrolled in the student health insurance, charged either entirely or in part to the insurance company.

Applicability of the Policy

All Medical Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies


Related University of Vermont Policies

Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

  • 12.3 Personal Counseling/Well-Being Programs
  • 12.4 Student Access to Health Care Services
  • 12.5 Non-Involvement of Providers of SHS in Student Assessment/Location of Health Records
  • 12.6 Student Health and Disability Insurance


  • 7/16/2013 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 5/15/2018 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 2/21/2023 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 7/18/2023 Policy Edited [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Associate/Assistant Dean for Students

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