Wellness at Bard

Wellness at Bard
Currently most wellness programs are in transition. We will update this page as events are organized. Please check back. 


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.

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.

*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.


Starting January 29, 2018

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.


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
Linda Goldsberry Morgan, 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.