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Student Health and Wellness Services

has ended academic year clinical services as of June 1, 2018.  During the summer, administrative staff members are available on a limited summer schedule to answer questions about health forms, health insurance or other non-clinical inquiries.  Please call (413) 597-2206 and follow the instructions for leaving a phone or email message.  Staff will respond as soon as possible. 

Full clinical and administrative services will resume on the morning of Monday, August 27, 2018.

For emergency help, Dial 911 from any campus phone.

Summer Healthcare Resources

  • Local Healthcare Options

    Please note that all services listed will require you to use your current health insurance or pay out of pocket for your care.

    Northern Berkshire Campus of Berkshire Medical Centers (BMC)
    71Hospital 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.  No inpatient services are available at this site.

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

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

    Southern 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

    The following 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.  Both 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.

    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

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

    MedExpress Health Urgent Care
    999 Dalton Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    (413) 448-6231
    * Hours: * Daily  8am – 8pm

    510 Medical Walk-in
    510 North Street #5
    Pittsfield, MA  01201
    (413) 499-0237
    * Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

  • 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

  • Transportation

    There will be no Non-Emergent Medical Transportation Service available during the summer.  Services will resume on Monday, August 20, 2018 with reduced services (8 am – 6 pm) and resume full operations on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
    If you need transportation during the summer, we have included a list of local taxi services.

    This list is being provided for your convenience and should not be considered to be an endorsement by Williams College or Williams College Health and Wellness Services.

    Mike’s All Hour Taxi
    Serving Bennington and the Surrounding Area
    Phone: (802) 379-6279

    American Cab
    429 Curran Hwy
    North Adams, MA 01247
    Phone: (413) 662-2000

    Veteran’s Taxi
    573 Ashland St
    North Adams, MA 01247
    Phone: (413) 663-8300

  • Local Therapists and Psychiatrists for Summer Referral

    Williams College Staff — available during summer in private practice

    Gitterman, Paul, LICSW

    311c Main Street
    Williamstown, MA 01267
    [email protected]

    Piers, Craig, Ph.D.

    17 Housatonic Street
    Lenox, MA  01240

    [email protected]

    Other Local Resources


    Counseling Center in the Berkshires
    906 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA  01267

    (walk-accessible from campus)

    Buchanan, Stephanie, LICSW
    38 Main Street
    West Stockbridge, MA 01266

    Clarke, Megan, MSW, LICSW
    Williamstown, MA 01267
    (call for location/directions)

    Edson, Deborah B., PsyD

    1 Bulkley Street
    Williamstown, MA  01267

    Flynn Bernard, Jennifer, LMHC, MA

    311 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA  01267

    (Harsch Building)

    Harrington, Nicole, Ph.D.
    311 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA  01267

    general referral & specialty in anxiety, phobia and CBT

    Heck, Kelly LICSW

    42 Howard Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201


    McNamara, Sarah, M.A.

    311 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA  01267

    Niemeyer, Kathy, LMHC

    311 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA 01267 (Harsch Building)

    [email protected]
    general referral, specialty in eating disorders

    Siracusa Associates

    681 Simonds Road
    Williamstown, MA  01267

    (North on Rt. 7; accessible walk from campus)

    Spiro, Robert, Ph.D.

    7 Latham St.
    Williamstown, MA  01267

    (walk-accessible from campus)


    Doshier, Jeff M.D.

    Pittsfield, MA 01201
    (call for location/directions)

    Howland, John, M.D.

    132 Mass MoCA Way
    North Adams, MA 01247

    Mahler, Susan M.D.

    Williamstown, MA 01267
    (call for location/directions)

  • Urgent Psychological Needs

    If a student living on campus during the summer months experiences an urgent psychological need, Campus Safety and Security should be contacted at (413) 597-4444. They will be able to direct you to the appropriate local resources.

Quick Reference

  • Location & Hours of Operation

    Thompson Health Center


    105 The Knolls (the end of Hoxsey Street)


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

  • Prescriptions

    Prescription may be picked up any time the Health Center is open. Learn more.

  • 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.

  • Transportation to Medical Appointments

    We provide free transport for non-emergency appointments: advance scheduling required. Learn more.

  • Confidentiality, Your Rights, Our Responsibilites

    You have the right to considerate and respectful care, and you can expect us to provide it. As in any other health care facility, all student health information in considered private and confidential.

  • Medical Record Requests and Required Forms


    Release of Medical Information Form

    This form is not required for newly entering students.  Should you wish to request a copy of your  student health record, please follow the instructions on the form and return to the Health Center by email to [email protected] or via fax  @ 413.597.2982.  Your request will be processed during the academic year when the Student Health Center is open.

    Please allow up to two weeks for processing of your request.


    Required Health Forms for First Year Students and Students new to Williams College

    All first-year and transfer students are required to complete and return Williams health forms. To do so, a physical exam is required within 12 months of July 1.  Students planning to participate in intercollegiate sports must have a physical within the 6-month period preceding their sport season: August 30 for Fall sports, November 1 for Winter and Spring sports

    The complete instructions and all REQUIRED forms for first-year and transfer students are accessed and submitted through the Williams College Health Services Patient Portal. (http://williams.medicatconnect.com/Deadline is JULY 1st.   You may submit any questions you may have regarding the required health forms or the deadline via email to health​@williams​.edu, using “Health Forms” as the subject line.

    If you cannot get an appointment for your physical prior to this date, please submit (upload on the Portal noted above) the other forms and submit your required physical form as soon as possible prior to your arrival.

    IMPORTANT:  A hold will be placed on access to your dorm room until there is confirmed receipt of all of your health forms listed below.  All of these forms, along with instructions, are found on the Williams College Health Services Patient Portal.

    • Health & Consent Form, including Health History
    • Physical Examination Form (Physical Exam Form .pdf)
    • Immunization History Form *(Immunization Form .pdf)
    • Meningococcal Vaccination Waiver (required for all student who do not have history of receiving the vaccination)
      *form is included with Immunization Form .pdf
    • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment
    • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Physician Follow-up Form (to be completed and signed by your provider if your on-line risk assessment indicates that you are required to do so) (TB Form for Physician .pdf)

    For Students with Food Allergies

    If you have a food allergy, please click on the link below and fill out the Food Allergy Advisory Form. This will allow Dining Services and Health Services to better understand what your needs are in regards to your allergy, and how we can create a safe environment for our Williams community.

    Food Allergy Advisory Form