Announcements and Updates
OPEN CLINIC HOURS BEGIN 11/28/16
Bard Open Clinic Hours are times set aside for students to come speak with a Bard counselor, at the Health and Counseling Service office, about any concern they may have, no appointment needed. Just check in at the front desk. Please note: there may be a wait.
Week of 11/28 Open Clinic Hours 2-3:00pm MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
Week of 12/5 Open Clinic Hours 2-4:00pm MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
ON-GOING DROP IN GROUPS:
Books, 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. For more info email: email@example.com or just show up.
Fridays, 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)
STUDENT/ALUMNI LED The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group will be meeting on Fridays in Grey Stone Cottage from 6-7pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or just show up. Grey Stone Cottage is located on the road to the library, across from the tennis courts.
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— a Bard Counseling program that offers free, informal, confidential consultations 3X each week with Bard counselors; no appointment needed. See side bar for details. LAST DAY OF LETS TALK FOR FALL SEMESTER IS 11/22/16.FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES:
please call security at 845-758-7460
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.