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 August 2017

Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Let's Talk During L&T 2017

Let's Talk During L&T 2017 Monday through Thursday 4pm-5pm at the Counseling Service, Robbins Annex

Announcements and Updates

Welcome to Bard College Counseling Service. We look forward to meeting you! Here are some of the services we offer:

*Let's Talk Program- free, confidential, walk-in counseling. See below and side bar for details.
*Request an appointment - to schedule a time to meet with a counselor, submit a request from our website.
*Mindfulness Mondays-Every week from 4-5pm, George Ball Lounge in the Campus Center. Come learn and practice some strategies to find calm, be in a quiet, safe space and meet other like-minded students.
*Check our website for groups, workshops, talks during L&T and throughout the year.
*An On-Call counselor is available for emergency and crisis counseling after our office is closed. Follow the instructions below to reach the On-Call counselor.

FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES: please call security at 845-758-7460 or 845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on duty. You can also call: 
*ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
*Dutchess County Helpline Call or Text 24/7: 845-485-9700 
*Family of Woodstock Hotline Call or Text 24/7: 845-679-2485

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 2017-18 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 2017-18 policy.
  • Certificate of Coverage - We are awaiting the publication of the new policy for 2017-18.
  • 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.