“Health is the capacity to achieve what is essential to a given life.” – Anonymous

Our Williams College Health Center provides a full range of medical services, counseling services, and health and wellness promotion and outreach. We do so within an integrated health care delivery model that promotes student learning, awareness, and taking responsibility for pursuing remedies and choices that lead to wellness.

Health Center Summer Information

  • Health Center Closed June 6th through August 23rd

    The Health Center’s final hours for the semester are as follows:

    Tuesday, May 26th through Friday, June 5th the Health Center will be open

    Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm

  • Immediate Emergency Care

    IF you are having an immediate emergency, dial 911


  • Emergency Rooms

    • Northern Berkshire Campus of BMC Emergency Room (413) 664-5256
      71 Hospital Ave, North Adams, MA 01247
      Berkshire Medical Center’s Northern Berkshire Campus provides numerous outpatient services for the North Berkshire community, including 24-hour emergency care, outpatient imaging, laboratory draw station, outpatient orthopedic surgery, endoscopy and more. It is located at the former North Adams Regional Hospital, 71 Hospital Avenue, North Adams
    • Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) (413) 447-2000 ~725 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (802) 442-6361 or (800) 543-1624 ~100 Hospital Dr. Bennington, VT 05201
  • Walk-In Urgent Care Clinics

    • Express Care@ Southwestern Vermont Medical (802) 442 – 4077 Suite 111 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington.
      Hours: 12 – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday.

    The clinic will provide care to patients with minor illnesses and injuries, including but not limited to, coughs, colds and flu; eye and ear infections; pulled and strained muscles; cuts and scrapes; bites, stings, and rashes; stomach aches; and other conditions.

    Typically, such clinics can test for common illnesses, provide imaging services like x-ray, give some vaccinations and flu shots, and conduct sports and school physicals. No appointment is necessary.

    • 510 Medical Walk-In (413)499-0237 ~ 510 North St # 5, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Appointments accepted by not necessary
      Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Mental Health Emergency Services

    • Berkshire Mental Health Crisis Services – (413) 449 – 0412

    Additionally, the following local resources may have availability by appointment:

    Williams College Staff available in summer in private practice

    Gitterman, Paul, LICSW 413-441-8093
    311c Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

    Piers, Craig Ph.D. 413-770-7844
    17 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240

    Theiling, Karen, LMHC 413-522-6868
    One Roundhouse Plaza, Suite 201, Northampton, MA 01060
    (call for directions) Available in Williamstown on Tuesdays


    Counseling Center in the Berkshires 413-458-3279
    Krieg-Bauer, Michele, LICSW and others
    906 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
    (walk-accessible from campus)

    D’Agruma, Hallie, Ph.D. 413-551-9611
    132 Water St., Suite 5, Williamstown, MA 01267

    Edson, Deborah B., PsyD 413-884-2424
    1 Bulkley Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

    Flynn Bernard, Jennifer, LMHC, MA 413-663-0291
    311 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267 (Harsch Building)
    Harrington, Nicole, Ph.D. 413-442-2808
    311 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
    general referral & specialty in anxiety, phobia and CBT

    McNamara, Sarah, M.A. 413-458-2727
    311 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

    Niemeyer, Kathy, LMHC 413-458-5121
    311 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267 (Harsch Building)
    kathyneimery@verizon.net general referral, specialty in eating disorders

    Siracusa Associates 413-458-9600
    Clemow, Craig D., Min.
    Fisher, Randy LICSW
    Forney, Doreen, LMHC
    Goodman, William Psy.D.
    Gustafson, Joseph LICSW
    Siracusa, Anthony, Ph.D.
    681 Simonds Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
    (North on Rt. 7; accessible walk from campus)

    Spiro, Robert, Ph.D. 413-458-5636
    7 Latham St., Williamstown, MA 01267 (walk-accessible from campus)
    Zuchovitsky, Orli, LICSW 518-366-8805
    Williamstown, MA 01267 (Harsch Building)

    Note: Harsch Building at 311 Main Street Directions:
    East on Rt. 2 – 1 ½ mile from head of Spring Street


    Howland, John, M.D. 413-664-4600
    85 Main Street, Suite 202, North Adams, MA 01247

    Mahler, Susan M.D. 617-429-3365
    Williamstown, MA 01267
    (call for directions)

    Doshier, Jeff M.D. 413-464-7750
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

Quick Reference

  • Location & Hours of Operation

    Thompson Health Center


    105 The Knolls (the end of Hoxsey Street)


    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am ‐ 8:00 pm
    Wednesday 10 am ‐ 8 pm
    Friday 8:30 am ‐ 6 pm
    Saturday & Sunday 1 pm ‐ 8 pm

  • Special Clinic Hours

    Medical Clinics

    The Health Center offers specialized medical clinics at the following times:


    Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


    by appointment


    Monday & Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Making Appointments & Accessing Services

    • To make an appointment for Medical Services, including Specialty Clinics and services, please call (413) 597-2206 or x2206 from a campus phone.

    • To make an appointment for Counseling Services, please call (413) 597-2353 or x2353 from a campus phone or you may email Kim at ktrembla@williams.edu for an initial appointment. Please provide 3 or more time slots when you are available and she will respond as soon as possible.  If you’re new to Counseling Services, your call will ordinarily lead to a brief initial screening to help direct you to the most appropriate services. If you’ve already used Counseling Services, we’ll usually schedule you into a regular counseling session.

    • Psychiatric consultations are made through your counselor/therapist. If you’re specifically seeking psychiatric consultation, you must first see a counselor/therapist.

    • For Non-Emergent Medical Transport (NEMT), please call (413) 597- 4545 at least 24 hours in advance of your transport request.

  • Health Requirements & Health Insurance Information

    For more info on this please read our Health Requirements for Incoming Students as well as the information on Student Health Insurance.

For Emergency Help, Dial 9-911 from any campus phone

For concerns of an URGENT NATURE that you feel cannot wait until the Health Center reopens, call the Health Center @ x2206 and follow the message prompts.

  • Press 1 to access the on-call physician for medical advice or recommendations.
  • Press 2 to access on-call Psychological Counseling Services via Campus Safety & Security. Or you can reach an on-call counselor through Campus Safety & Security by dialing x4444 directly.