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Spring Break Information

  • The Health Center is Closed for Spring Break. See below for Local Healthcare Options.

    The Health Center is closed from March 16th through March 30st for Spring Break. We will reopen at 1 pm on Sunday, March 31st.

  • 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

    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

  • Counseling Services

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

  • Transportation

    The Non-Emergent Medical Transport Service will be available on a limited schedule.  From March 17 – April 1, one van will be available for scheduled transports from 8 am to 6 pm.  Please call 413-597-4545 to schedule transportation.
    Pick up/drop off will be outside Hopkins Hall.

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 ‐ 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.