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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.

 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.

As we are nearing the end of the semester, as of 12/11/17 we are not sending routine labs (including STI testing) as follow up becomes difficult. Any test that may not be resulted by 12/20/17 will also not be sent as there is no clinician here for follow up during the winter break. We will resume routine testing February 5th, 2018. Please see your provider at home or utilize clinics such as Planned Parenthood should you wish to have routine tests done. 

INFLUENZA 2017-2018
According to the CDC, we are having an early flu season with cases already identified in Dutchess County. Currently, (12/6/17) the most widespread influenza activity is present in Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma, while 10 states including Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Washington are affected by regional flu activity. 

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.
 

                                                       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.

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.
 

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