All students attending Bard College are required to have health insurance. The College provides comprehensive coverage through the CDPHP Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan, administered by The Allen J. Flood Companies, Inc.

2016 Fall Counseling Hours:

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday through Friday 9am - 5pm
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

FALL 2016

Thursdays from 5-6pm in the BEOP Office (In the Stone Row Quad)
Fridays from noon-1pm in the Bito Conservatory Building, Room 206 (harp room)


A full list of support and therapy groups will be offered in the fall, including Bereavement Group, Managing Anxiety and Depression, and a Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group. Dates and locations will be posted here.

Let's Talk Fall 2016

Let's Talk Fall 2016
Stop by and talk with a counselor. It's free. It's confidential. No appointment necessary!

Thursdays from 5-6pm in the BEOP Office (In the Stone Row Quad)
Fridays from noon-1pm in the Bito Conservatory Building, Room 206 (harp room)

Announcements and Updates

LET’S TALK—a Bard Counseling program that offers free, informal, confidential consultations with Bard counselors.
The Let's Talk schedule for Fall Semester:
Thursdays 5-6pm in the BEOP Office (off of Stone Row Quad)
Fridays noon-1pm in the Bito Conservatory Building, Room 206 (the Harp Room)
FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES (when classes are in session),  please call security at 845-758-7460 or 845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on duty. If your situation is not an emergency but you want to talk it through with a trained peer anonymously, please call security and ask for the BRAVE Counselor.
You can also call ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline and speak with a trained local hotline counselor ANYTIME: 
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Bard Health Insurance for Off-Campus Mental Health Services

CDPHP provides coverage for some off-campus psychotherapy and psychiatric visits. Coverage for mental health services is 90% after the $100 deductible is met. A Certificate of Coverage for 2015-16 describing coverage, exclusions, and premiums of the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan for Bard College is available here: Certificate of Coverage

You should always discuss payment with your provider prior to the first appointment. Payment may be required at the time of service, but most providers will file a claim on your behalf. All claims should be submitted by your provider in a timely manner.

In the event of an emergency, never delay treatment. Go immediately to the nearest hospital. In this case your insurance company should be notified as soon as possible.

What if I waived the Bard College Health Insurance?

If you waived the Bard College Health Insurance, then your family/private insurance is your primary insurance for all off-campus referrals.

It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with your family/private insurance plan. If your plan is a PPO or HMO, you may need to find a participating provider and verify benefits.To find a provider in your network you can call member services or visit your insurance company's website (member services numbers & website information are usually listed on the back of your insurance card). You should call or visit member services before you schedule an appointment, otherwise you risk benefits being paid at a reduced rate or not at all.

BARD / CDPHP Resources

Links to Insurance Forms and Web Resources

  • Certificate of Coverage - Click here to download a detailed description of the 2015-2016 policy.
  • Provider Look-up - Click here to find a provider using the CDPHP provider search. Scroll to bottom of the page.
  • Claim Form - Click here to download a CDPHP claim form
  • Claims Status - Click here to check on the status of a submitted claim. You will need to register as a CDPHP member to access this service.