Important Announcements

2019 Novel Coronavirus

Guidelines for Seeking Healthcare for Spring Semester

What to do if you think you’ve been exposed to the virus

Integrative Wellbeing Services COVID-19 Response Update

The ChooseWell COVID-19 project: a resource hub to assist students, staff, and faculty in tending to their wellbeing during this global moment of uncertainty and unexpected changes.

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings

Berkshire Medical Center Coronavirus Information Kiosk

Effective 3/20/20

To enhance everyone’s safety and ensure appropriate social distancing we’re modifying the Walgreens Pharmacy shuttle program in the following ways:

  • The shuttle will run by appointment only instead of at regularly scheduled times
  • No more than 2 students will be allowed per shuttle
  • All riders will be required to satisfy Northern Berkshire EMS COVID-19 screening protocols before being allowed to take the shuttle

The pharmacy shuttle will depart from and return to Hopkins Hall Drive (outside the entrance for Campus Safety & Security).

Students should call (413) 597-4545 to request a ride. Be prepared to provide your name and call-back number.

These additional precautions are likely to increase wait times to get the pharmacy, so please only use this service if it is imperative you pick up a prescription. Please plan appropriately and allot as much time as possible when you call to make an appointment.

Thank you for your consideration and patience as we try to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our community.



Flu (Influenza)

The flu is on campus, in the greater Williamstown community, and widespread throughout most of the United States.
This message is being provided to review flu facts, and what steps you should take if you believe you may have the flu.
PLEASE call (413)597-2206, to speak with a nurse to get advice or make an appointment to be seen.
The Health Center is not staffed to handle unlimited walk-in appointments, especially later in the day.

Ticks and how to avoid them at Williams College and nearby areas

Quick Reference

  • Location & Hours of Operation

    Thompson Health Center


    105 The Knolls (the end of Hoxsey Street)


    Please refer to “Thompson Health Center Medical Services COVID-19 Update” on our main page for updated information

    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

    Prescriptions are called into the local Walgreens Pharmacy at Rite Aid located in the Colonial Shopping Center on Main Street in Williamstown.  A free shuttle service to the pharmacy is available twice daily to assist students needing to pick up prescription medications.  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


For emergency help, Dial 911 from any campus phone.

For concerns of an URGENT NATURE that you feel cannot wait until Health and Wellness Services reopen, call Health and Wellness Services @ 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.