Student Health Services

How to remove a tick.
Care at the Bard College Student Health Service is based on a holistic approach to treating students. Our goal is to promote optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well being through education, preventative and primary care.

We believe that health care is a partnership between
the student and the health care provider.

All students are eligible to be seen at Health Service, regardless of their insurance coverage.
LGBTQK friendly.


There are many resources available to assist with your decision to stop smoking. We offer nicotine replacement products and counseling at Health Service. Or you can get advice and free nicotine replacement products from New York State here.
Also check out the Quit Smoking Community or join their Facebook group for online support.


We are very pleased to announce that Belinda (Bel) Casivant, NP has joined our staff. She brings a wealth of expertise and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team.

Please note that for the remainder of the semester, evening clinics may be curtailed. Please call for an appointment or to check if we are open after 5pm. 
The LAST DAY for routine STI testing at Health Service is WEDNESDAY MAY 3rd, 2017 as this allows us time to get results back and follow up with students before the academic year ends.
Health Service will close at 5pm Friday May 26th 2017.

Administrative staff will be available Monday- Friday 9-5 through the summer.
Starting June 5th, 2017, limited Nurse Practitioner appointments will be available by appointment only, for students who are attending classes or working on campus.

If you have Bard insurance, you have coverage until JULY 31, 2017.
Are you staying in New York? Need insurance coverage? Contact The Alliance for Positive Health at their hotline number 518-810-0808. They will help you to get coverage through the ACA (NYS only)

Ticks and Lyme disease
It is getting to be that time of year again. The ticks are out and will be as long as temperatures are >34'F. Please be aware! 

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Location and Hours

We are located in Robbins House Annex on North Campus with Counseling Services.
We are in the first white building on the left as you head down Robbins Road towards Manor and the Fisher Center.
Find us on the campus map.

Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
E-mail: healthservice@bard.edu

Monday- Thursday 9am- 7pm
Friday 9am-5pm 

Life Threatening Emergencies: 
Call 845-758-7777 (on campus) or 911 (off campus)

Contact Us!

Call us at (845) 758-7433 and we will get back to you today.

Students are seen by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by calling (845) 758-7433.

After Hours Emergencies
On campus call ext. 7777, off campus dial 911, or go to Northern Dutchess Hospital Emergency Room

You must know what your current health insurance coverage is and bring a copy of your card to your appointment.

As of August 2015, we will be using LabCorp.