Health Center Hours
Monday -Friday 9-5
Williamstown Medical Associates are on call, during the academic year, whenever the Health Center is closed.
Due to COVID-19 we may adjust how we provide some of our services at the Health Center
Will will not accept any walk-in visits, please call the health center 413-597-2206 to be screened by a Registered Nurse (RN) for the appropriate care. Health Center will be relying heavily on telemedicine this semester. If a provider feels that a student needs to be seen face to face and feels it is safe to do so, the student will be scheduled an appointment. Students requiring more significant care will be transported to a local urgent care or emergency room.
Our providers (Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant) are available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. All students are initially screened and triaged by an RN and are referred, if necessary, to one of our medical providers for further assessment, referrals or prescription needs. A physician is available Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm.
Our health center provides an array of health services much like you would find in a typical outpatient medical office including the assessment and treatment of health problems. In addition, we provide the following Specialty Services for our Students:
- Allergy shots
In light of Covid-19, the Williams College Health Center will no longer administer allergy injections at this time. Students requiring allergy injections will need to establish care with a local allergist. If needed the Health Center can assist in transportation to your appointments. This should be completed prior to arriving on campus
Berkshire Allergy Care
Dr. Ghosh Allergy Clinic
GYN exams, contraception counseling and prescriptions are by appointment only We provide emergency contraception (“Morning after pill”) and pregnancy testing
The Health Center nurses are available to draw blood for lab testing Monday- Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Students may bring valid orders for lab testing from outside (home) providers to the Health Center or they may be faxed by this provider directly to the Health Center @(413) 597-2982. Lab tests may also be ordered, if appropriate, by a Health Center provider: MD, NP or PA. Student insurance information is submitted to the lab with test specimens. The hospital lab performing the test will bill your health insurance for the tests.
- Medical Clinic
In addition to our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant, a physician is available for consultation Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm, by appointment.
- Orthopedic Clinic
An Orthopedic Specialist (MD) is available for consultation on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm at the Health Center. To be seen, please call the Health Center at 413-597-2206 to schedule an appointment.
- Physical Exams
Physical examinations are available by appointment only with one of our medical providers
- STI Screening
Confidential screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis are available by appointment. Please call (413) 597-2206 to schedule an appointment or speak with a nurse.
All prescriptions for delivery to the Health Center are filled by nearby Walgreens. Learn more.
- Our Providers work closely with Sports Medicine's Athletic Trainers during the pre-season and throughout the year in support of our Student Athletes. Please use this link to access student athlete information
Alcohol And Athletic Performance
Current research indicates that the impact of even moderate alcohol use on athletic performance is much more significant than was originally known. Even moderate use (2–3 drinks) results in:
- A loss of motor coordination for up to 12 to 18 hours after drinking
- Depleted aerobic capacity and negative impact on endurance for up to 48 hours after the last drink has been consumed.
Other effects of alcohol use which last for hours after the blood alcohol concentration has returned to zero include:
- Impaired reaction time
- Impaired balance and eye-hand coordination
- Impaired fine motor and gross motor coordination
- Decrease in strength
- Increased fatigue—fatigue coming on more quickly
- Difficulty in the body regulating its temperature, resulting in an increased risk of heat prostration