“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.

The Health Center uses an electronic health record for Student Health. Just bring your Williams ID with you to sign in @ one of the kiosks in the waiting area. Please Call 413.597.2206 to schedule an appointment for Medical Services and Specialty

Spring Break Information

  • The Health Center is Closed for Spring Break. See below for Local Healthcare Options.

    The Health Center is closed from March 18th – April 1st for Spring Break. We will Reopen at 1 pm on Sunday, April 2rd.

  • Local Healthcare Options

    Northern Berkshire Campus of Berkshire Medical Center (BMC)
    71 Hospital Ave., North Adams, MA

    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, endoscopy and more.

    Berkshire Medical Center (BMC)
    725 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

    Full service hospital and 24-hour emergency care offering a broad range of inpatient and ambulatory services.

    Southwestern Vermont Healthcare
    100 Hospital Drive, Bennington, VT

    Full service hospital and 24-hour emergency care offering a broad range of inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services.  Offers Express (Urgent) Care 7 days a week.


  • Local Walk-In & Urgent Care Clinics

    Berkshire Health Walk-In Care
    (413) 458-8177, 197 Adams Road, Williamstown, MA
    (Inside Williamstown Medical Associates)
    * Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am to 6 pm

    Express Care at Southwestern Vermont Medical (x-ray available for visit)
    (802) 442-4077, 140 Hospital Drive, Medical Office Building, Suite 111, Bennington, VT 05201
    * Hours: Daily 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week

    Berkshire Health Urgent Care (x-ray available for visit)
    (413) 997-0930, 505 East Street, Pittsfield, MA
    * Hours: Daily 10 am to 8 pm, daily

    510 Medical Walk-In Clinic
    (413) 499-0237, 510 North Street, #5, Pittsfield, MA
    * Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm; Saturday 8am – 12 noon
    Appointments accepted but not necessary

    The clinics will typically 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.

    SVMC Express Care and Berkshire Health Urgent Care 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.  Most insurance is accepted.

  • Emergency Rooms

    Northern Berkshire Campus  of BMC Emergency Room
    71 Hospital Ave., North Adams, MA  01247
    (413) 664-5256

    Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
    100 Hospital Dr., Bennington, VT  05201
    (802) 442-6361 or (800) 543-1624

    Berkshire Medical Center (BMC)
    725 North Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201
    (413) 447-2000

  • Counseling Services

    There will be a counselor on-call throughout Spring Break for crisis consultation.  Please access the counselor through Campus Safety and Security at (413) 597-4444

  • Transportation

    The Non-Emergent Medical Transport Service will be available on a limited schedule.  From March 18 – April 2, a van will be available for scheduled transports from 8 am to 6 pm.  Please call 413-597-4545 to schedule transportation.
    Pick up/drop off will be outside Hopkins Hall.

Quick Reference

  • Location & Hours of Operation

    Thompson Health Center


    105 The Knolls (the end of Hoxsey Street)


    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 am ‐ 7 pm
    Wednesday 10 am ‐ 7 pm
    Saturday & Sunday 1 pm ‐ 7 pm

  • Special Clinic Hours

    Medical Clinics

    The Health Center operates a medical clinic Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.  Services are provided by our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant by appointment. Same day appointments are available.

    Specialized medical services  are by appointment at the following times:

    Physician Clinic

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

    Gynecology by Appointment

    by appointment

    Orthopedic 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 [email protected] 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.

  • Health Education

    Health Education is an integral part of Williams Health Services. In addition to information provided by our doctors and nurses, our health educators are available for individual consultation with students on health issues such as eating disorders and body image concerns, stress management, rape and sexual assault, harassment, and sexual health. Learn more.

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.