Health and counseling staff will work together to address your needs.
Students may contact the Wellness Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, when school is in session.
An on-call counselor is available by phone and can be reached by first contacting a Community Director or Campus Safety for an initial assessment of your concerns and the resources needed.
Our Health Services staff includes registered nurses with extensive experience working with adolescents. We are available to discuss concerns, no matter how minor, and will assist you in caring for your health.
Counseling is free for all currently enrolled students. Appointments for psychiatric evaluation and medication management are scheduled by referral from a Counseling Services clinician and are billed separately through the College/Academy insurance policy.
Some common counseling areas include, but are not limited to:
Our services include:
It is a policy of Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock that parents/guardians will be notified of any Emergency Room visit or hospitalization.
The Wellness Center works directly with Lenox Village Integrative Pharmacy in Lenox, MA, which will deliver prescription medications to the Wellness Center Monday through Friday. Lenox Village Pharmacy will only provide services to students that carry the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
The Wellness Center does not issue medical excuses for missed classes. Students are responsible for contacting faculty if they are too ill to attend class. The Academic attendance policy can be found in the 2023–2024 Student Handbook .
Records and the information discussed are kept confidential and are not disclosed to others outside of the Wellness Center without written consent. There are specific exceptions within federal confidentiality guidelines, which will be reviewed with you during your intake appointment.
Diane Dillon, PhD, Director of the Wellness Center
Tanveer Ahmed, MD, Psychiatrist
Pat LoNano, RN, Nurse
Elizabeth Haley, RN, Nurse
Morgan Burns, LICSW, Counselor
Eve Jennings, LMHC, Counselor
Taya Win, LMHC, Counselor
Tamara Schlesinger, LCSW, Post Graduate Fellow
Amanda Roux, Front Office Administrator