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. Current information regarding this coverage, including  a Summary of Benifits, claim forms, waiver information, and links to CDPHP online resources can be found at the link below: 

Counseling Hours Spring 2017

Monday and Wednesday
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Groups Spring 2017

Managing Anxiety & Depression
Better manage anxiety and depression symptoms with mindfulness, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral skills.
Fridays, 1:30-2:45pm (beginning 3/3/17)
Location: TBD
Contact: Maggie Quirk, mquirk@bard.edu
Understanding Self & Others
Gain insight and self-awareness. Sharpen interpersonal skills. Prevent isolation. Foster growth and development.
Two sections to choose from:
Section 1:
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:45 pm (Feb. 20 – May 1)
Section 2:
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:45 pm (Feb. 22 – May 3)
 Location: TBD
Contact: John Asuncion, jasuncio@bard.edu
Drug & Alcohol Recovery Support
Peer support for students experiencing difficulties surrounding the use of alcohol and drugs.
 Fridays, 6-7 pm (Feb. 3 – May 19)
Location: Grey Stone Cottage
Contact: David Hyman, djhyman@gmail.com

Body Image, and Behaviors. Please join Bard's nutritionist, Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, for a weekly discussion/support group. We will focus on issues of emotional eating, restrictive eating, body shame, hunger, and metaphor. 
If interested/for more info Contact: jasuncio@bard.edu or just show up.
Fridays (beginning 2/10/17), 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)

Grief Group forming. Contact: jasuncio@bard.edu. 

STUDENT LED Support Group for Chronic Illness and Disability meets every Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 in Olin 101, and welcomes anyone with mental or physical difficulties. There is no commitment involved, so members can come to whatever number of sessions is convenient for them.

Let's Talk Spring 2017

Let's Talk Spring 2017
Tuesdays 2-3pm in the Library
Thursdays 5-6pm in the BEOP office in the Stone Row Quad
Fridays 12-1pm in the BITO Conservatory Building, second floor


Announcements and Updates

Welcome to Bard College Counseling Services. 

Counseling Service has a number of mental health programs and groups scheduled for Spring 2017; see the sidebar for details. Please check our website as we update frequently.

FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES: 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 2016-17 describing coverage, exclusions, and premiums of the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan for Bard College will be available soon. In the interim you can download a summary of benefits at the link below.

You should always discuss payment with your provider prior to the first appointment. Payment may be required at the time of service,  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

  • Summary of Benefits - Click here to view the a summary of the 2016-17 policy.
  • Certificate of Coverage - We are awaiting the publication of the new policy for 2016-17.
  • 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.