Medical Services

For emergency help, Dial 911 from any campus phone.

For concerns of an URGENT NATURE that you feel cannot wait until Health and Wellness Services reopen, call Health and Wellness Services at (413) 597-2206 and follow the message prompts.

  • Press 1 to access the on-call provider for medical advice or recommendations.
  • Press 2 to access Integrative Wellbeing Services on-call Counselor.
  • FYI, please identify yourself as a Williams Student

  • 105 The Knolls (end of Hoxsey Street)
    Hours of Operation (while the College is in session)
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  9am – 5pm
    Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
    Saturdays, Labor Day, & MLK Day (no in person visits) there will be a nurse available to triage phone calls between 10am – 3pm
    Sunday closed

    Providers at Williamstown Medical Associates are on call during the academic year whenever the Health Center is closed. When you call (413) 597-2206 after hours or on weekends, the prompts will lead you to Williamstown Medical.

  • Prescriptions can be filled at The Williams Apothecary, within walking distance of campus on Spring Street. This pharmacy provides easy access to prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, including an automated system allowing for pick-up of prescriptions after hours.

    The Apothecary's hours are Monday through Friday from 8am – 6pm, Saturdays from 8am – 2pm, and Sundays from 9am – 1pm.

    Phone: (413) 458-7373

    Fax: (413) 458-7377

    While medications also can be shipped to Students' SU boxes or to The Health Center, make sure to avoid shipping refrigerated medications to either of those locations when they are closed. The Health Center is closed whenever the college is not in session, and the mailroom is not open during the weekends. Please schedule shipments in advance to avoid spoiling refrigerated medications.

    The Apothecary's hours are Monday through Friday from 8am – 6 pm, Saturdays from 8 am – 2 pm, and Sundays from 9 am – 1pm

  • In addition to our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant, a physician is available for consultation Monday and Tuesday from 1 – 3pm and Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from 3 – 5pm, by appointment.

    Students requiring allergy injections will need to establish care with the following 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
    Pittsfield, MA
    (413) 443-4826

    Dr. Ghosh Allergy Clinic
    Bennington, VT
    (802) 681-7985.

  • GYN exams, contraception counseling and prescriptions are by appointment only We provide emergency contraception ("morning-after pill") and pregnancy testing

  • In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs, you may be wondering about how to access abortion care, both in Williamstown and elsewhere. Please visit our Reproductive Healthcare Access page for information on financial support, transportation, legal questions, and more.

    A note on digital privacy: Each state's laws are changing rapidly, and some states are moving faster than others to criminalize interstate travel for abortions or self-managed abortions, miscarriages, or other kinds of pregnancy-related conditions.

    The Digital Defense Fund Guide to Abortion Privacy has great information on everything from the privacy of your browser history, to your messages on your phone, to targeted ads, to protecting your privacy at healthcare facilities where protesters may be present. The Williams VPN (Virtual Private Networking) will allow you to do academic, career-related, and informational research about topics related to abortion and reproductive healthcare access and your computer will act as if it is on campus.

  • The Health Center nurses are available to draw blood for lab testing Monday-Friday from 9:15am – 3:30pm. 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 at (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.

  • An Orthopedic Specialist (MD) is available for consultation on Mondays from 4pm – 6pm at the Health Center. To be seen, please call the Health Center at (413) 597-2206 to schedule an appointment.

  • Physical examinations are available by appointment only with one of our medical providers.

  • The Thompson Health Center is dedicated to providing inclusive and affirming care to students of all identities, expressions and sexual orientations.

    Clinicians are available and qualified to discuss and answer questions surrounding gender affirmation and provide resources to aid in facilitation of desired personal outcomes. This includes but is not limited to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and surgical consultations referrals.

    Services surrounding hormone replacement therapy (HRT):

    • Continuation of prescriptions and associated monitoring of established treatment plans.
    • Discussion and education surrounding HRT initiation with assistance and referral to appropriate specialty services.
  • 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.

    • PrEP (Pre-Exposure prophylaxis):
      • PrEP is a highly effective method of reducing the risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in non-HIV positive individuals who are at high risk of disease exposure through sex or injection drug use.
      • All providers within the health center offer PrEP including education, associated monitoring and resources to aid in medication coverage and access
  • We provide free transport for non-emergency appointments: advance scheduling required. Learn more.

  • ThisRelease of Medical Information Form is available, but 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 dthursto@williams​.edu 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.

  • If you have a food allergy, please complete this Food Allergy Advisory Form 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.

  • 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 information and review the points below:

    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
    • Dehydration

    Learn more from our colleagues in Sports Medicine and more about Williams' Athletic Code of Conduct.