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Who Can Use Health Services

Student Access to Health Services

Bard Health Services is open to all undergraduate students,and any graduate student who paid the Health Service fee. You do NOT need to have the Bard Health Insurance to be seen at Health Services. All undergraduate students pay a general health services fee, even if you opt out of the Bard College health insurance plan. This fee is separate from health insurance and only covers visits and most of the services provided at Health Services. It is charged each semester.

If you do not have the Bard insurance, please bring a copy of your current valid health insurance to your visit. This information is necessary if any outside labs, including most bloodwork, is ordered. You are responsible for knowing how your insurance works, especially which laboratory is covered. 

Please make an appointment by calling (845) 758-7433. We are open 9am- 7pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am-5pm on Friday.

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.

PERTUSSIS/ WHOOPING COUGH 11/10/2017
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). 

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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.