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Student Health and Wellness Services  will end clinical services for the summer at 2 pm on Friday, May 31 and will reopen Monday, August 12th with the following schedule:

Monday, August 12th to Friday, August 16th – 9 AM to 2 PM
Monday, August 19th to Friday, August 23rd – 9 AM to 2 PM
The Health and Wellness Services will resume normal hours on Monday, August 26th

Non-emergent Medical Transportation for Students is now available year round. 
        Please scroll down for details and other local Summer Healthcare Resource information.
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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

    Non-emergent Medical Transportation Service For Students:

    1. This free service is dedicated to non-emergent medical transportation only and will be provided throughout the summer (24 hours/day)
    2. Students should call (413) 597 – 4545 to request a ride (it is strongly encouraged you provide 24 hours to insure the vehicle will be available at the time requested)
    3. Be prepared to provide:
      1. Your name
      2. A call back number
      3. The street address and name of the business/clinic where you have your appointment
      4. The time of your appointment
    4. All rides leave from and return to Hopkins Hall / Campus Safety & Security – no other locations are permitted
    5. The non-emergent medical transportation service is continually responding to calls and transporting students, so there may be wait times to return to campus. Discuss this directly with your driver so you can plan accordingly.

    FAQs:

    Q: What medical services are eligible for the NEMT?

    A: Prescription pickups, doctor’s appointments, physical therapy appointments, dental visits, urgent care visits, x-rays, blood tests, etc. are examples of the types of eligible services. You can also call for pickup if you were taken to a hospital within the service range for an emergency and need a ride back to campus after discharge.

    Q: What is the range of the service?

    A: The service includes major portions of Berkshire and Bennington Counties – as far south as Pittsfield and as far north as SVMC. If you aren’t sure if your destination qualifies – just ask!

    Q: Why are all pickups/drop-offs at Hopkins Hall for the summer and not Thompson Health Center?

    A: Thompson Health Center is closed over the summer and Campus Safety & Security (located in Hopkins Hall) will be activating the service until the start of the academic year

    Q: Will I be able to use this service to pick up my prescriptions?

    A: Yes, but only at the Williamstown Rite Aid (Walgreens Pharmacy) in Colonial Plaza (212 Main Street, Williamstown). Be sure to have prescriptions sent there and not another pharmacy.

    Q: Can I bring a friend with me?

    A: In order to make sure we have enough space in the van for people using the service we ask that you not bring a friend unless it is a necessity.

  • Local Therapists and Psychiatrists for Summer Referral

    Williams College Staff — available during summer in private practice

    Gitterman, Paul, LICSW
    413-441-8093

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

    Piers, Craig, Ph.D.
    413-637-8077

    17 Housatonic Street
    Lenox, MA  01240

    [email protected]

    Other Local Resources

    Psychotherapists

    Counseling Center in the Berkshires
    413-458-3279
    906 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA  01267

    (walk-accessible from campus)

    Buchanan, Stephanie, LICSW
    917-455-3177
    38 Main Street
    West Stockbridge, MA 01266

    Clarke, Megan, MSW, LICSW
    413-204-1776
    Williamstown, MA 01267
    (call for location/directions)

    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

    Heck, Kelly LICSW
    413-358-5697

    42 Howard Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    www.affirmativecounseling.net

    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)

    [email protected]
    general referral, specialty in eating disorders

    Siracusa Associates
    413-458-9600

    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)

    Psychiatrists

    Howland, John, M.D.
    413-664-4600

    132 Mass MoCA Way
    North Adams, MA 01247

    Mahler, Susan M.D.
    617-429-3365

    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

    Location

    105 The Knolls (the end of Hoxsey Street)

    Hours

    Notice The college will be on reduced hours-
    Tuesday, May 21st-May 24th from 9 AM to 2 Pm
    The Health Center will be closed for the three day weekend, (Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 25th thru May 27th).
    It will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th – Friday May 31st from 9AM – 2 PM.
    The Health Center will be closed for the summer and will reopen Monday August 12th
    Monday August 12th to Friday August 16th 9 AM to 2 PM
    Monday August 19th to Friday August 23rd 9 AM to 2 PM
    The Health Center will resume their normal hours on Monday August 26th
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
    Wednesday 10 AM to 6 PM
    Saturday & Sunday 1 PM to 6 PM

    When College is in session:
    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

    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.

    RELEASE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION form

    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

     

For emergency help, Dial 911 from any campus phone.

For concerns of an URGENT NATURE that you feel cannot wait until the Health and Wellness Center reopens, call the Health and Wellness Center @ 413.597.2206 and follow the message prompts.

  • Press 1 to access the on-call physician for medical advice or recommendations.
  • Press 2 to access Integrative Wellbeing Services on-call Counselor via Campus Safety & Security.