“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.

Please call us at 413.597.2206 to schedule an appointment for our services OR you can call 413.597.2353 to schedule directly with counseling services.  If you have a health related question and you would like to make an inquiry before actually scheduling an appointment, you may opt to Ask A Nurse at nurse@williams.edu.
Student Health Services uses an electronic health record for your Student Health record. Just bring your Williams ID with you to sign in @ one of the kiosks in our waiting area.  To access our new patient portal, please click Williams Health Services Ephs Patient Portal.

Summer Healthcare Resources

  • The Health Center closes for the summer on June 3rd. See below for health care options in the area.

    The Health Center closes for the summer on June 3rd and will reopen on Monday, August 28th.

  • 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.

    Berkshire Health Walk-In Care
    197 Adams Road, Williamstown, MA (Inside Williamstown Medical Associates)
    (413) 458-8177
    * 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

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

  • 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

  • Non Emergent Medical Transport (NEMT)

    Williams College van transport service is not available during the summer.

    You may call Village Ambulance Service at (413) 458-9831 to arrange for private van service to non-emergent medical appointments.

    For emergency (ambulance) services, please continue to dial “911”.

  • Local Therapists and Psychiatrists for Summer Referral

    Williams College Staff available in summer in private practice

    Gitterman, Paul, LICSW                                                       413-441-8093
    311c Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
    paul@paulgitterman.com

    Piers, Craig Ph.D.                                                                   413-637-8077
    17 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA  01240
    craig.piers@williams.edu

    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

    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)
    kathyneimery@verizon.net      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)

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

    Psychiatrists

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

    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)

     

  • 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

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & 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’s Assistant by appointment. Same day appointments are generally available for acute issues.  Our Center is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm and is staffed by Registered Nurses (RN).

    Specialized medical services are available by appointment during the following times:

    Physician Clinic

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

    Gynecology

    Monday – Friday

    Orthopedic

    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.  If you’re new to Counseling Services, your initial visit will be an initial screening to help direct you to the most appropriate services.

    • 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 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 @ 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 on-call Psychological Counseling Services  via Campus Safety & Security.