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Student Health Services


Health & Counseling Events
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.
 

NARCAN

NARCAN

Bard EMS have Narcan and can get it to you in minutes. Please call if you even think it may be needed for an opiate overdose. 845-758-7777.

 

Bard Counselors are available if you are in crisis. During business hours come to the counseling office and ask to speak with the counselor on-call, or after hours and on weekends call  845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on call.

The Dutchess County Stabilization Center is available 24/7if you or someone you know is struggling with emotional distress, addiction, intoxication or more. Call or text 877-485-9700.
 

SMOKING CESSATION

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.

                                                       HOURS

We are open Monday through Thursday from 9AM- 7PM
Friday 9AM-- 5PM
Please call for an appointment 845-758-7433.


Please note: You do NOT have to have the Bard insurance to be seen here.
Please bring your most current insurance card with you to each visit.


Need to get to an appointment off campus? UBER and LYFT are now both available in the area, if you choose not to use a Zip car.
The CATS program is still available for mental health appointments.
 

                                            ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health Service is here to support your health and wellbeing during your tenure at Bard. We can help with most routine health issues. If you are unwell or have health concerns please call to schedule an appointment with one of our Nurse Practitioners.

We are open during Citizen Science for modified services. We will resume routine lab testing (STI, etc.) February 5th, 2018. Please see your provider at home or utilize clinics such as Planned Parenthood should you wish to have routine tests done sooner. 

INFLUENZA 2017-2018
According to the CDC, we are having an early flu season with widespread cases in New York, including Dutchess County. 

The best treatment is prevention. It is NOT too late to get a flu shot, which is still available at HS as well as at most pharmacies. Good hygiene, i.e., proper hand washing, keeping your hands off your face, and limiting your exposure to other people's saliva, goes a long way.

The flu is not just a bad cold. Symptoms of the flu are sudden onset of fever and chills, body aches, cough, headache and fatigue. You may also have vomiting and diarrhea. Some folks do not have a stuffy or runny nose. You can easily be sick for over a week with the flu.

IF YOU ARE SICK:
*Stay home in bed but make sure someone knows you are there. Going to class spreads the virus and may hinder your recovery but completely isolating yourself is also not great.
*Remember to cover your sneezes and coughs, or cough into your elbow, use disposable tissues, wash your hands frequently, and stay away from large groups of people (especially the very young and very old). 
*Take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fever and body aches, and make sure you are drinking enough non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids.
*If you are having trouble breathing, have a chronic illness such as asthma, if your symptoms are severe or not improving, please make an appointment at HS or call BEMS if after hours.
 

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, or

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

Hours:
Monday- Thursday 9am- 7pm
Friday 9am-5pm 
PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

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

Contact Us!

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

Appointments
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

Reminders
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.