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Student Health Services

Care at the Bard College Student Health Service is based on a holistic approach to treating students. Our goal is to promote optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well being through education, preventative and primary care.

We believe that health care is a partnership between
the student and the health care provider.

All students are eligible to be seen at Health Service, regardless of their insurance coverage.
LGBTQ friendly.
 

VAPING CONCERNS

The CDC has issued a warning about vaping. As of September 6th, 2019, there have been over 450 hospital admissions and at least 5 deaths associated with the use of e-cigarettes. While many of the illnesses have been associated with the vaping of cannabis products, many of the patients report use of nicotine e-cigarettes. Experts aren’t sure if vaping actually caused these lung problems, but believe the most likely culprit is a contaminant, not an infectious agent. Possibilities include chemical irritation, or allergic or immune reactions to various chemicals or other substances in the inhaled vapors. The lung disease has not been linked to a specific brand or flavor of e-cigarette.

Federal and state authorities recommend avoiding all vaping until more is known. If you do decide to vape, avoid e-cigarettes bought “off the street” and stick with brand name e-cigarette products without modification (such as adding marijuana or other drugs). Health Service can help if you want to stop smoking and/or vaping.

Please seek medical care if you develop the following symptoms (may take a few days to several weeks of vaping to develop):
Severe cough, chest pain or shortness of breath, often associated with fatigue, fever and weight loss.

NARCAN

NARCAN

Bard EMS have Narcan and can get it to you in minutes. Please call if you even think it may be needed for an opiate overdose. 845-758-7777.

 

Bard Counselors are available if you are in crisis. During business hours come to the counseling office and ask to speak with the counselor on-call, or after hours and on weekends call  845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on call.

The Dutchess County Stabilization Center is available 24/7if you or someone you know is struggling with emotional distress, addiction, intoxication or more. Call or text 877-485-9700.
 

TICKS

TICKS HOW TO REMOVE A TICK

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

The final day for ROUTINE STI testing will be Thursday December 5, 2019.
Please call to confirm hours as times may be affected by staffing and weather.
The week of December 16th, we are open 9am- 5pm only.
Health Service will be CLOSED December 24th, 2019 through Jan 1st, 2020 and will re-open 9am- 5pm with limited Nurse Practitioner coverage  between Jan 2nd through Jan 9th, 2020. Regular hours resume Friday Jan 10th with Citizen Science.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Emergency Room at Northern Dutchess Hospital
6511 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: 845) 871-3440

MEDICAL or URGENT CARE SERVICES

CareMount Medical Urgent Care Clinic
6734 U.S. 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: (845) 231-5600
 

SEMESTER HOURS

Student Health Service is open Monday- Thursday 9am- 7pm, Friday 9am- 5pm (pending staffing).

Please call 845-758-7433 to make an appointment

Location and Hours

We are located in Robbins House Annex on North Campus with Counseling Services.
We are in the first white building on the left as you head down Robbins Road towards Manor and the Fisher Center.
Find us on the campus map, or

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Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
E-mail: healthservice@bard.edu

OPEN MONDAY- THURSDAY 9AM- 7PM
FRIDAY 9AM- 5PM
(pending staffing)

PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Life Threatening Emergencies: 
Call 845-758-7777 (on campus) or 911 (off campus)
 

Contact Us!

Questions?
Call us at (845) 758-7433 and we will get back to you today.

Appointments
Students are seen by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by calling (845) 758-7433.

After Hours Emergencies
On campus call ext. 7777, off campus dial 911, or go to Northern Dutchess Hospital Emergency Room

Reminders
You must know what your current health insurance coverage is and bring a copy of your card to your appointment.

As of August 2015, we will be using LabCorp.