Beginning Monday, August 28, students on campus who are new or returning to IWS can access initial therapy services using the self-schedule function through the Williams College patient portal and selecting the “IWS Fall Self-Schedule Appointment” type. Therapy sessions can be scheduled with your previous provider or a different provider. Sessions are available in person at The Pond House or telehealth. A list of staff therapists’ availability onsite or by telehealth can be found here. Appointments scheduled with a Telehealth Therapist will meet via a Google Meet link sent directly to the student by the therapist. Any students needing immediate support, experiencing an urgent need, or wanting assistance with the Health Portal scheduling process can call 413-597-2353.
Please note: Psychiatry appointments will continue to be scheduled through the IWS front desk at [email protected] or 413‐597‐2353.
Regular Fall Semester therapy sessions will begin the first day of classes on Thursday, September 7. Students who are interested in scheduling recurring appointments for the fall semester should provide their Fall Semester availability by emailing [email protected] and we will be happy to schedule you for a convenient appointment arrangement.Students unsure of their schedule may continue to self-schedule through the Williams College patient portal and selecting “IWS Fall Self-Schedule Appointment” type through Friday, September 22. After this date, students may schedule by contacting IWS directly.
All enrolled students also have access to Talkspace, which provides four, 30 minute live video-sessions/month, unlimited asynchronous texting, voice or video message, at no cost. To register, visit www.talkspace.com/williamscollege, enter your Williams email address and follow the prompts.
Another option for enrolled students is Talkspace Psychiatry. All enrolled students can now schedule with a psychiatric provider for medication consults, ongoing medication management and psychiatric treatment, at no cost to students. Talkspace Psychiatry offers a diverse network of psychiatry providers. Students can access Talkspace psychiatry by clicking Register and using their Williams email address and key word: TSPlus.
Please visit https://health.williams.edu/mental-health-assessment-and-treatment/ for detailed information on IWS services offered during Academic year 2023-2024, along with the link to our Choose Well Resource Hub, which Integrative Wellbeing Services has created to assist students, staff and faculty in tending to their wellbeing during this global moment of uncertainty and unexpected changes.
In the case of an emergency, you can also contact IWS’s on-call emergency services, day or night, by calling IWS at (413) 597-2353 and pressing 2.