Parents FAQ

All students who are registered for classes at the College and hold a valid student ID may receive care at the health center.

There is no charge to students for health center visits. Fees may be incurred for immunizations, lab work, and certain prescription medication. Students are responsible for fees incurred when seeking health care services off campus.

Your student should phone the office to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments are opened up in the morning. Health center office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

If your student becomes ill after hours and needs immediate care, Colby Emergency Responders are available while school is in session. Students should dial 207-859-9511. Colby Security Department will see that care is dispatched to your student.

Please click on the link for local hospitals and walk-in care. http://www.colby.edu/health/local-hospitals-pharmacies/

The health center does not routinely dispense prescription medication to students. Prescriptions can either be delivered or sent electronically to a local pharmacy to be filled and picked up by your student.

Winslow Pharmacy provides medication delivery service to Colby College.
Winslow Pharmacy 207-872-7979
http://www.winslowpharmacy.net/

There are several other pharmacies located within five miles of the College.

Medications can either be delivered or picked up from a local pharmacy. For delivery of monthly maintenance medications previously filled at another pharmacy, contact Winslow Pharmacy to have your prescription transferred for your convenience.

Winslow Pharmacy 207-872-7979
http://www.winslowpharmacy.net/

Medications can also be picked up at other local pharmacies:

  • CVS Pharmacy 1 Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, Maine 04901 Phone: 207-873-7161
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy 210 Main Street Waterville, Maine 04901 207-877-9004
  • Walmart Pharmacy 80 Waterville Commons Drive Waterville, Maine 04901 207-877-9161

Yes. Call our office to schedule an appointment to see a health center provider. Bring the order from your health care provider with you. Our providers will document the condition and samples will be drawn in our lab. All lab work is processed at MaineGeneral Hospital and all results will be faxed directly back to our health center physician or mid-level provider that ordered the test. Services at MaineGeneral are billed to your insurance plan. We do not draw labs for Accutane maintenance.

Your student should schedule an appointment to see a health center provider. The vaccine cost must be paid for up front by the student and proper paperwork will be provided in order to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.

Colby Health Services does not administer allergy shots. The following options are available to those students needing injections while away from home.

  • Dr. Scott Dyer – MaineGeneral Allergy & Asthma
    Lee Farm Mall
    12 Shuman Ave.
    Augusta, Maine 04330
    Phone: 207-622-8660
    Fax: 207-622-8661
  • MaineGeneral Infusion Clinic
    149 North Ave.
    Waterville, Maine 04901
    Attn: Infusion Clinic-Cindy Foss, RN
    Phone: 207-872-1845
    Fax: 207-861-8552
  • Offices require:
    demographics, diagnosis, copy of insurance card
    most recent office notes
    Shot record
    Prescription for serum

Contact their office to confirm whether serum from your present/previous allergist is acceptable. Check with your insurance company regarding coverage for specialists and whether there are any charges or deductibles not covered by your health plan.

Our staff can assist your student with their ongoing ADD/ADHD medication with the following information:

A letter from prescribing physician with:

  1. diagnosis
  2. date of diagnosis
  3. any supporting documentation (IEP or neuropsych testing results)
  4. medication name
  5. medication dose
  6. date prescription was last filled

The health center must have this documentation on record prior to making an appointment with our medical director. Please be sure to allow enough time to avoid a lapse in medication management.

Yes, we hold flu clinics for students each fall in early November. You will find detailed information posted on the Colby website and on our Facebook page in October.