For Help After Office Hours

Bard Emergency Medical Service - 7777
Security - 845-758-7460
ER - Northern Dutchess Hospital - 845-876-3001
Urgent Care - Caremount Clinic - 844-484-6564


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.


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.

Please be aware that there have been confirmed cases of Pertussis on campus and in the surrounding communities. Please read this information from the Department of Health. A community letter with more detailed information was also sent to your student Bard email. A copy of this letter is attached below. 
Remember that exposure does not mean automatic infection. You would need to have been in close contact with a sick person for an extended period and be exposed to the sick person's saliva to become infected.
IF you have a hacking cough that makes you very short of breath or that has lasted more than a week, students should call HS and make an appointment to be seen. You can also go to CareMount WalkIn Clinic in Rhinebeck and tell them you may have been exposed to Pertussis. Close contacts may be treated with prophylactic antibiotics to reduce infection.
All adults 19 years old and older who have not received a TDaP vaccine should receive a booster. This vaccine is typically given between the ages of 12 and 18 years old. This booster is currently available at CVS and Hannaford Pharmacies in limited supply (please call before going to confirm). 
The best treatment is prevention. 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. If you are sick, please 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). 


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.

We have a new Electronic Medical Record that does not work if we do not have your complete insurance information.
Please bring your most current insurance card with you to each visit.
If you only have a scanned copy of the card, you must either print it out (front and back)
or email it to healthservice@bard.edu prior to your 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. As there is a limited amount of drivers available (the services just started in September), you should plan extra time for travel (it can take 30 mins for a driver to arrive). The CATS program is still available for mental health appointments.

Illness/Injury During Office Hours

In case of illness or minor injury on Mon- Thurs 9am-7pm and Fridays 9am- 5pm while school is in session, please call the Health Services Office at ext 7433  for an appointment. Same day appointments are usually available, but please call early in the day! Please note that walk-ins are accepted only in cases of medical emergencies.

ON CAMPUS STUDENTS: If necessary, arrangements can be made with Campus Safety and Security at ext.7460 for transportation to the Health Service. 
OFF CAMPUS STUDENTS: Security cannot transport students from off campus locations. You can speak with the staff at Health Services to determine if you need to go to the emergency department or be seen on campus. If the emergency is serious, it is always best to call 911.

For any emergency on campus, Bard EMS can be reached by dialing ext. 7777.

Illness or Injury After Hours

If you are on campus:If you are off campus:

Emergencies On-Campus

Bard EMS and Security staff can evaluate medical situations, and treat or arrange emergency transportation if necessary to either Health Services or a higher level of care (hospital emergency department or urgent care clinic) .

  • call BEMS at ext. 7777
  • call Security at ext. 7460.

911 calls cannot be placed directly from dormitory telephones. These calls will be automatically redirected to the Security Office.

Emergencies Off-Campus

Call 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.

Urgent Care/ Walk In Clinics

Urgent Care Clinics are often less expensive than the Emergency Room, and usually they have a laboratory onsite. 

The closest Walk In Clinic is located at Mid Hudson Medical on Route 9 in Rhinebeck. They are open Monday-Friday 9am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm. No appoinmtent is required but visits are charged as a primary care visit (not an urgent care visit). IF your insurance requires referrals to providers, eg.; if you have an HMO or PPO, a referral may be needed from your primary care provider to be seen at this clinic.

Emergency One Urgent Care is located in Kingston at 40 Hurley Avenue, Suite 4. They are open Monday-Friday: 8:00-8:00, Sat/Sun/Holidays: 8:00-4:00,
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
TEL: (845) 338-5600      FAX: (845) 338-3058