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Wellness Center Services

Health and counseling staff will work together to address your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

To protect the health and safety of students and staff, we are not permitting walk-ins at the Wellness Center. Students may contact the Wellness center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, by calling. 

An on-call nurse and on-call counselor are available by phone and can be reached by first contacting a residence director or Campus Safety for an initial assessment of your concerns and the resources needed. 

Health Services

Our Health Services staff includes registered nurses and on-site physicians who have extensive experience working with adolescents. We are available to discuss concerns, no matter how minor, and will assist you in caring for your health.

  • We treat Infections and injuries, as well as exacerbations of more chronic problems, such as asthma or eczema.
  • We counsel students with concerns about sleep, diet, and stress.
  • We provide birth control.
  • We provide smoking cessation assistance.
  • We complete basic lab tests on the premises, and other necessary lab work can be drawn here and sent out.
  • We work closely with our counseling staff for students with mental health issues affecting their physical health.

Our physicians can order testing, including X-rays, as well as make referrals to the ER and local specialists as needed. 

Counseling Services

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:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • campus life adjustment
  • family/relationship issues
  • racial/cultural/ethnic realities and challenges
  • LGBTQ+ support and advocacy
  • academic difficulties
  • stress-related concerns
  • self-esteem
  • body image
  • substance use
  • self-harm
  • trauma
  • sexuality
  • social/interpersonal struggles

Our services include: 

  • individual therapy
  • focus groups
  • crisis intervention and assessment
  • psychiatric evaluation/medication management
  • referral to outside services as needed and requested
  • and consultations/trainings for faculty, staff and students

Emergency Services 

Hospital

Fairview Hospital provides emergency services and is a 5-minute drive from campus.

Fairview Hospital
29 Lewis Ave.
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact

Dial "0" or x7291to connect with Campus Safety in an emergency. If there is no answer, call 911, then notify Campus Safety at x7291 or a Residence Director.

Policy

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.

prescription medication Pick-Up 

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.

  • To arrange the delivery service, students should call the Wellness Center during open hours at 413-528-7353 and ask to speak with a nurse. 

Confidentiality

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.

Wellness Center Staff

Sharon Hartunian, LICSW, Director of the Wellness Center

Tanveer Ahmed, MD, Psychiatrist

Ruby Chang, MD, Physician

Lisa Sylvia, MD, Physician

Alison Abrams, MEd, Front Office Administrator

Priscilla Cote, RN, Nurse

Pat LoNano, RN, Nurse

Morgan Burns, LICSW, Clinician

Eve Jennings, LMHC, Clinician

Beth Kozik, LMHC, Clinician

Taya Win, MS, Clinician/Post-Graduate Fellow

Elise Sideli, BA, Graduate Intern in Social Work/Simmons University

 

 Get to know the Wellness Center Team