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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.

Winter Break Resources

  • The Health Center is Closed for Winter Break. Specific details included in dropdown.

    Williams College Health and Wellness Services will close at noon on Tuesday, December 19, 2018.  We will reopen on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 1 pm – 6 pm with limited staffing.  Full operations will resume beginning at 10 am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
  • 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

    * We recommend that you call first to verify operation schedules.  We are not aware if any of these resources curtail hours over the holidays.

    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

  • Integrative Wellbeing Services

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

  • Transportation

    There will be no Non-Emergent Medical Transportation Service during Winter Break.  Services will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with reduced services (8 am – 6 pm) and resume full operations on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
    If you need transportation during Winter Break, 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

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 on-call Integrative Wellbeing  (Counseling) Services  via Campus Safety & Security.