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.

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.


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.