Winter Study 2024 and IWS Services

Integrative Wellbeing Services is open during Winter Study and enrolled students who are on campus (even for remote appointments) have access to regular services.  Winter Study covers the four-week period of time from January 3 through January 26, 2024.

During this 4-week period, students who are new or returning to IWS can access therapy services using the self-schedule function through the Williams College Student Health Portal (https://williams.medicatconnect.com/) and selecting “IWS Winter Study Self-Schedule Appointment” for appointments with in-person therapists or “Remote IWS Winter Study Self-Schedule Appointment” for appointments with remote therapists.  Winter Study Self-Scheduling will be available starting Friday, December 8, 2023.

Therapy sessions can be scheduled with your provider or a different provider according to availability and/or preference.  Sessions are available in person at the pond House or via telehealth.  A list of staff therapistsavailability onsite or by telehealth can be found on the IWS website.  Appointments scheduled with a telehealth therapist will meet via a Google Meet link sent directory to the student by the therapist.

Please Note: Psychiatry appointments will continue to be scheduled through the IWS front desk at [email protected] or 413-597-2353, option 1.

Any students needing immediate support, experiencing an urgent need, or wanting assistance with the Health Portal scheduling process can call 413-597-2353.

For enrolled students who are off campus, you still have access to the following resources:

  • TALKSPACE LIVE TELETHERAPY: All enrolled students continue to have access to Talkspace, which provides 4, 30 minute live video-sessions/month, unlimited asynchronous texting, voice or video message, at no cost to student. To register, visit www.talkspace.com/williamscollege, enter your Williams email address and follow the prompts. It may be used year-round, on or off campus.
  • TALKSPACE PSYCHIATRY offers psychiatric medication management and treatment services.  All enrolled students can schedule live telehealth appointments with a psychiatric provider for medication consults, ongoing medication management and psychiatric treatment. Students can access Talkspace Psychiatry by clicking Register and using their Williams email address and key word: TSPlus.
  • On-Call services: Students will reach our on-call service, Protocol, via the IWS phone number (413-597-2353, Option 2) or by calling Campus Safety and Security (413-597-4444) and asking to speak to the counselor on call. You will be assisted by a trained clinician with expertise in student crisis counseling and assessment.
  • We have also included the link to our website https://health.williams.edu/what-is-integrative-wellbeing/ which has 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.