Parents and caregivers of Johnson State College students are sometimes interested in the services we offer at the Wellness Center. We hope the information on this website will answer your questions. If you have questions that are not addressed here, or you would like to consult with one of our counselors, please give us a call at 802-635-1265.
Are you concerned about your student?
While at college, students will be faced with a great many personal, academic, and social stressors. Most will successfully navigate these challenges, while others may experience them as overwhelming and unmanageable. As a result, students may feel fearful, isolated, helpless, and alone.
This distress can negatively impact a student’s academic performance, and lead to disruptive behaviors such as acting out, alcohol/drug abuse, and excessive isolation. As a parent or caregiver, you are in a unique position. You may be one of the first to recognize when your son/ daughter is in distress or crisis. Expressing your interest or concern in your son/daughter’s well-being can be critical towards helping him or her get the assistance that is needed. This could save a student’s academic career, and bring tremendous potential to their quality of life.
If Your Student is in Crisis
If a crisis occurs during business hours, a student may come to the Wellness Center and request to be seen by a counselor. If a crisis occurs after business hours or on a weekend, the student can contact the Residence Life Hall Advisor on Duty or the Public Safety Officer on duty. The student may also call the Lamoille County Mental Health Emergency Services at 802-888-4914 and request to speak with the on-call counselor.
Consultation Is Available
If you have questions or concerns about your son/daughter, the counselors at the Wellness Center are available to speak with you. They can assist you in assessing the situation and its seriousness, and in making a referral. A consultation may help you identify ways you can be most effective with your son/daughter, and in locating campus resources that you can suggest to him/her. Please know that if your son/daughter is receiving services at the Wellness Center, we will not be able to provide information about these services due to our adherence to client confidentiality. If your son/daughter feels it would be beneficial to their therapy to permit a conversation between counselor and parent, they may sign the appropriate release forms with their counselor.
Limitations of Our Services
On occasion a student may have needs that are beyond what our center is designed to offer. These may include chronic or severe mental health problems, or other conditions that may require close monitoring. In such instances, our staff will facilitate obtaining appropriate treatment for the student.
Immunization Records & Requirements
The completion of the JSC Health Form is a Johnson State College and a Vermont state law. All students in post-secondary schools to be immunized prior to the beginning of the academic year or semester. New students will receive the JSC Health Form in their Admissions Deposit Packet. Students can also access a pdf version of the form via the MyJSC Portal (login required.)
Students can obtain their immunization records from their primary care provider’s office. If you have not received all of the required immunizations mentioned below, please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider at your earliest convenience.
PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be permitted to register for future academic classes or participate in varsity sports until fully completed Health Form and Immunization Records are received in the JSC Wellness Center.
For questions related to the Vermont State Health Requirements for post-secondary students, contact the JSC Wellness Center at 802-635-1265. For additional information on Vermont’s immunization laws, vaccine requirements, exemption forms, and related information, visit the Vermont Department of Health website or call the immunization program at 800-464-4343, ext. 7638.
Consolidated Health Insurance Plan
The Consolidated Health Plan (CHP) is the health insurance students will have and be billed for if they are not already insured either under their parent or other source. Proof of other insurance coverage is required at the Student Financial Services Office. You can visit the CHP website for more information. The Johnson State Student Financial Services office can also answer questions related to the JSC health insurance requirement or the health insurance coverage provided by CHP.
Students with fewer than 12 credits are not eligible for CHP.