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Health and Counseling
Understanding wellness and practicing healthy lifestyle choices are critical components in a balanced and well-rounded education. The health care professionals at Colby (both in counseling and at the student health center) are uniquely situated to help students to become informed and active participants in establishing and maintaining good personal health habits both at college and in their lives after Colby.
Starting college is an important milestone in your child’s life. With it will come lots of new experiences and new challenges. As you approach this exciting time you (and your child) may also have some apprehensions about what lies ahead. We all hope that the transition to life at Colby will be a smooth one for your daughter or son. Young people tend to be resilient and adapt well to new situations. But, sometimes there are “bumps” along the way and this is where we in the Counseling Services may be a helpful resource. As we welcome you to Colby we want to give you some information about our services and how to access them.
We hope that your child’s Colby experience will be a positive one filled with many opportunities for intellectual growth, meaningful relationships, and satisfying extra-curricular activities. However, on those occasions when life presents challenges that seem too much to handle alone, we hope they will reach out to us in Counseling Services.
Eric Johnson, Director of Counseling Services
Ozgur Dicle Turkoglu, Psychologist Counseling
Jing Ye, Psychological Counselor
The mission of the Garrison-Foster Health Center is to enhance Colby’s academic environment by providing quality health care, health education, and preventive services to students in a caring, cost-effective, and convenient manner. The center provides a bridge for the health-care needs of students as they transition away from home, often for the first time, and emphasizes preventive and outpatient care.
Appointments with the medical practitioners are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can use the walk-in clinic to see the nurse if they are sick or injured after hours. Students may also arrange to see the nurse for allergy shots and immunizations for travel abroad.
The health center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit www.colby.edu/administration_cs/healthservices/
Paul D. Berkner, Medical Director
Lydia Bolduc-Marden, Nurse Practitioner
Katie Sawyer, Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Donna A. Jurdak-Roy, Nurse/Laboratory Coordinator
Judith A. Whyte, Health Center Head Nurse
Jennifer G. Riddle, Nurse Practitioner
Holly G. Weidner, Nurse Practitioner
Laura K. Patterson, Nurse
Robin Shafer, Nurse
Timothy Weston, Head Athletic Trainer