Wellness at Bard

Wellness at Bard
At Bard College we believe that health is not complete without wellbeing. The Wellness Program is committed to bringing events promoting holistic wellness to the Bard community. Our most recent events include helping with BardOn, a sexuality activity fair, free massages and BodyFest, a celebration of our bodies.
Upcoming in March is the free yoga workshop, Happy Body-Calm Mind. 


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.


Week of May 21: We are open Monday through Friday 9AM-- 5PM.
Minimal labs will be sent this week due to the delay in result availability.
Please call for an appointment 845-758-7433.

SUMMER HOURS: The office will be open Monday through Friday 9AM- 5PM,
with limited Nurse Practitioner hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only. 
Students have to be working at or taking classes at Bard to be treated at HS over the summer.

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.

If you will be staying in New York State after graduation and may be without insurance coverage,
please contact MARY MOYERS, a Health Navigator, at (845) 372-3233 to investigate your options.
CDPHP through Bard runs through JULY 31, 2018.

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.


The Dimestore offers free contraception (condoms, dental dams & lube) to any and all students delivered discreetly in a brown paper bag to your campus mailbox. Graduate students can make other arrangements. Order forms are available at the Campus Post Office, or fill and submit the form through their website. 

Peer Health Educators

Peer Health Educators
Peer Health Educators are a group of 12-15 students, trained by nurse practicer and lead by Anastasia Sielski, who facilitate conversations and events about body positivity, sexual health, contraception, safe sex, navigating relationships, and sex positivity. Invite an educator to your dorm or home to discuss relationship health and sexual health over dinner or tea.


BRAVE provides anonymous and confidential crisis counseling 24/7 (x7777), support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. Brave also provides educational programming on a host of topics including rape, sexual assault, consent, dating, the Hook-Up-Culture, Body Image, relationship violence, eating disorders, depression, suicide, and a variety of other issues.

Rebecca Nidorf, LCSW-R
Robbins, Room 194

Office of Title IX

The Office of Title IX supports students and employees with incidents of gender-based misconduct, as well as hosting events and educational session with students on consent, health masculinity, and trauma recover services. The office is in Gahagan House behind the South shuttle stop, and hosts a reference library and meeting space. The library includes books on Gender and Sexuality, Abuse and Recover, Sexual Assault, and Crisis Intervention.

Associate Dean for Gender Equity/Title IX Administrator
Shoshana Gray, J.D.

Respectful Smoking Initiative

RSI is an education and awareness campaign to heighten awareness of Breather's Rights when smoking in public walkways and open spaces. The RSI will conduct grassroots activism around going Smoke Free at Bard in the near future.