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Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: For emergency help, Dial 911 from any campus phone. Thompson Health Center 105 The Knolls, at the bottom of Hoxsey St. 413-597-2206 Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9 am to 5 pm Wed 10 am to 5 pm Sat, (also Labor Day , MLK Day) 10 am to 3 pm Local Healthcare Options Please note that all services listed will require you to use your current health insurance or pay out of pocket for your

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Medical Services – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: The Health Center nurses are available to draw blood for lab testing Monday- Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Students may bring valid orders for lab testing from outside (home) providers to the Health Center or they may be faxed by this provider directly to the Health Center @(413) 597-2982.

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Health Education – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Health Education is an integral part of Williams College Health Services. In addition to information provided by our doctors and nurses, the health educators are available for individual consultation with students on health issues such as eating disorders and body image concerns, stress management, rape and sexual assault, harassment, and

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Forms – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Required Health Forms for First Year Students and Students new to Williams College All first-year and transfer students are required to complete and return Williams health forms. To do so, a physical exam is required within 12 months of July 1, 2021. Students planning to participate in intercollegiate sports must have a physical within the 6-month period preceding their sport season: …

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Schedule – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: The Health Center will not be accepting walk-in appointments. Please call us at 413.597.2206 to schedule an appointment with medical services, or call 413.597.2353 to schedule directly with Integrative Wellbeing (Counseling) Services. Student Health & Wellness Services uses an electronic health system for our student health records. When you come to Student Health & Wellness Services for an

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Student Health Insurance – Student Health and Wellness

Details: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires health insurance for all full-time students. Williams College offers a comprehensive student health insurance plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBS) at a very affordable price: $2177.00 for 12 months of coverage. The Williams College plan is fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act and provides access to health care …

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Healthy Eating – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Report your life threatening food allergy directly to one or all of the following people via email, in written form, or verbally: the nutritionist, executive chef, or health services. Carry your medication with you, whether it is an epi-pen or oral medication. If you have medication carry it with you at all times.

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Travel Health – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Routine and travel immunizations are available at the Health Center. Routine immunization updates are available Monday through Friday. A Travel Planning visit must occur before travel immunizations will be given and to allow time to order specific vaccines for your needs.

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Sexual Health – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: We learn about sexuality and relationships in many different ways. Some of our early lessons may come from family, religious leaders, our friends or from school. The media most likely has played a role in some of the messages we receive about sex and sexuality – some of those messages may have been empowering and others confusing, demeaning or even downright offensive. No wonder it’s

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Nutrition Fact Sheet – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Nutrition and food make the news everyday! Many reports offer information and advice to help you make smart food choices. Just what should you eat for good health? There's plenty of good news about eating information that's easy to follow, too! A healthful diet has three common-sense qualities: variety, moderation, and balance. No matter what headlines make the news, nutrition advice

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Medical Diagnoses – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Coronavirus When Are Antibiotics Necessary? Anxiety Strikes! Tips for Recognizing and handling anxiety Simple Ways to Ease a Cold Meningococcal Disease Massage and Stress Can't Sleep? Sprains and Strains Poison Ivy Nosebleed -- Epixtaxis Lyme Disease Facts About Hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV) Flu Vaccine Diarrhea When to Get Medical Help for Your Cold or Flu Constipation Portection from

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What Is Integrative Wellbeing

Details: Mental Health Services Reimagined. Williams takes a creative leadership role in reimagining the purpose and reach of college mental health services. There is an opportunity to shift the paradigm: from surviving college to thriving throughout and beyond it;

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Who We Are – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Registered Dietician/Nutrition Educator. Williams College. Student Health and Wellness Services. Thompson Ctr - Health Services. 413-597-3158. mcruz @williams .edu.

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Getting Through Mononucleosis – Student Health and

Details: What is mononucleosis? Mononucleosis (mono) is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Signs of mono include fever, sore throat, headaches, white patches on the back of your throat, swollen glands in your neck, feeling tired and not feeling hungry. How is mononucleosis passes? The virus is found in saliva and mucus. It can be passed from one person to another through coughing, sneezing

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Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: B.A. Skidmore College, Philosophy (1990) M.S.W. Smith College, Clinical Social Work (1994) M.S. University of London, Psychoanalytic Dev Psychology (1999)

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Lyme Disease – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: People with Lyme disease can develop late-stage symptoms even if they never had the donut-shaped rash. About 60% of people with untreated Lyme disease get arthritis in their large joints, usually knees, elbows and wrists. The arthritis can move from joint to joint and become chronic. About 10 to 20% of people who don’t get treatment develop

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Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Select Williams facilities and events are open to the public. Admission tours are available and guests are welcome at the Williams College Museum of Art, Sawyer and Schow Libraries and outdoor athletic events.Visitors are also welcome at indoor competitions and some performances and events.

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Food Poisoning – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: There is nothing like a case (or many cases) of food poisoning to quickly spoil your picnic, barbecue or party. Food poisoning symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and sometimes diarrhea. What Causes Food Poisoning? Salmonella, toxoplasma, cereus, clostridia, listeris and E. coli are the most common of the many types of bacteria that can cause food-related illnesses. Food

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Health Requirements for Incoming Students – Student Health

Details: Williams College Student Health & Wellness Services. 105 The Knolls. Williamstown, MA. Phone: (413) 597-2206. Fax: (413) 597-2982. Questions regarding counseling and psychiatric treatment options at Williams College should be directed to: Gwendolyn Adam, PhD, MSW, LICSW, Director of Integrative Wellbeing Services.

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For Parents and Families – Student Health and Wellness

Details: Health care proxies get entered into a patient's record through one of three ways: the patient provides it to the provider/hospital, the hospital asks the patient to fill out a new form, or a friend or family member of the patient supplies it to the hospital after being notified that the patient is incapacitated.

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Vegetarian Diets – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Well-planned vegetarian diets offer significant health benefits. When compared to nonvegetarians, vegegarians as a group demonstrate a lower rate of coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, noninsulin-dependent diabetes, colon cancer, osteoporosis, kidney stones, gallstones, and diverticular disease. Since the causes of these conditions are not singular but multifactorial, non-dietary

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Choose Well – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Integrative Wellbeing Services has created a resource hub to assist students in tending to their wellbeing during this global moment of uncertainty and unexpected changes. Living in the midst of a global pandemic impacts mental health in a multitude of ways ranging from allostatic load, difficulty falling or staying asleep, dealing with grief and the loss of important social rituals. The

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Sprains and Strains – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Common causes for sprains and strains are falls, twisting an arm or leg, sports injuries and over-exertion. Both sprains and strains result in pain and swelling. The amount of pain and swelling depends on the extent of damage. SPRAIN: Results from overstretching or tearing a ligament, tendon, or muscle. Ligaments are fibrous tissue that connects bones. Tendons are tissue that attaches a muscle

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Preventing Ankle Sprains – Student Health and Wellness

Details: What is an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are common injuries. They usually happen when the ankle "turns in" more than it should. Ligaments connect the bones of the ankle together. When a ligament is stretched or torn, a "sprained" ankle is the result. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue, but when they are pulled to their limit, they can tear. If the tear is bid, the result is a bad sprain

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Mental Health Assessment and Treatment – Student Health

Details: Mental Health Assessment and Treatment. Call us at 413.597.2353 to access comprehensive services in the following areas: Crisis Response. Walk-In Counseling Support. Individual Psychotherapy. Group Psychotherapy. Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment.

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Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Director of Integrative Wellbeing Services. ga1 @williams .edu. 413-597-2353. Pond House for Wellbeing.

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Hepatitis C – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Health care workers and people who clean up in hospitals or places where needles or sharps are used should follow standard (universal) precautions for every patient. If you have hepatitis C, don’t share razors or toothbrushes. If you have hepatitis C, don’t donate blood, sperm or organs.

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DIARRHEA – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Diarrhea is the frequent passage of unformed, watery, sometimes urgent bowel movements. It is a common symptom of the stomach flu or gastroenteritis. You may also experience a crampy pain throughout the abdomen, especially before each stool. Common Causes: Viral infections are the most common cause. Bacteria or bacterial toxins found in food (food poisoning) Medications such as …

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How to Talk to Your Doctor or Health Care Provider

Details: Your relationship with your doctor should be a partnership -- where you and your doctor work together to make the best possible decisions about your health care. It is very important that you be able to communicate openly and honestly with your doctor about any health care needs or concerns. At the same time, your doctor should be able to communicate important health information to you in a

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Integrative Wellbeing Services: COVID-19 Response

Details: Emergencies—If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency call 911 or 9-911 if calling from a campus phone. If you are experiencing an urgent psychological crisis call IWS at (413) 597-2353 and select option 2 to speak to the on-call clinician. You can also call Campus Safety and Security at (413) 597-4444 to be connected with crisis services. Fall 2021 IWS service details: Clinical

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Prescriptions – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: The Williamstown Apothecary, a collaboration between Berkshire Health Systems and Williams College, is a new retail pharmacy located at 72 Spring Street. It will carry many essential items and provide access to prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, including an automated system allowing for pick-up of prescriptions after hours. The Williamstown Apothecary’s hours are Monday through

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Alcohol & Other Drugs – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Decisions about substance use are personal. It’s your right and responsibility to make decisions for yourself. If, how often and how much you drink or use other drugs are your choices. Your best bet is to make informed choices and understand potential consequences. Alcohol Basics Let's Define a Drink A standard drink contains ½ ounce of pure alcohol –the body can metabolize about one

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Education & Skills Development – Student Health and

Details: Join a safe space dedicated to discussing gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. This once weekly drop-in group: is open to all students wanting to talk about their experiences with diverse gender or sexual identities; aims to facilitate relationship building through honest connection with peers; provides support for personal growth; and, builds community.

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CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH FORM FOR HEALTH SERVICES USE …

Details: The Health Center may share select information from this form with Psychological Counseling Services as deemed necessary by the Director of Health Services or designee unless the student requests in writing to the Health Center that this information not be shared. _____ PLEASE NOTE Please complete and return the Health Form by July 15 2013.

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HIV TESTING – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: The College Health Center also provides testing, with no charge to students. Oral collection method. Some test sites now offer oral testing for HIV antibodies. An advantage of oral testing is less discomfort (no needles). The oral testing method draws oral mucosal fluid (not saliva) onto a specially treated pad held between the cheek and gum.

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CPR – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: A person may need CPR during or following such conditions as heart attack, stroke, drug overdose, massive blood loss, or carbon monoxide poisoning; or to restore breathing and heartbeat following choking, drowning, suffocation, or electrocution. A study in the April 7, 1999, issue of JAMA reports that a person suffering from ventricular

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Alcohol Q & A – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: Bring the person to the Health Center or call 9-911 to have the person transported to the hospital. Brought to you by the Williams College Health Center and Project ADVANCE. Print this page Section Menu. Student Health and Wellness Services MENU Student Health and Wellness Services.

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Women and Smoking: How Is It Different

Details: A. Smoking is the number one health risk for American women. It now appears that a major reason why women live longer than men is the fact that in the past, fewer women smoked than men. Lung disease progressed more quickly in women than men because women have more lung damage and thus are at a higher risk (two times greater than men) of

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Asthma – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: What is Asthma? Asthma is a disease that makes the airways in your lungs swell and get narrow. Mucus builds up inside the airways, so you have trouble getting air in and out of your lungs. You can have an asthma attack when something "triggers" these problems in your lungs. During an attack, you may cough or wheeze (a whistling noise). Your chest may feel tight, and you may feel out of breath

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Acute Sinusitis – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: A sinus infection (Acute Sinusitis) is caused by anything that blocks the sinus openings or keeps the cilia from moving. The resulting build-up of mucus makes a great place for germs to grow. Things that help create such a condition are: colds or upper respiratory infections. hay …

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The Nicotine Patch: Will it work for you

Details: Some years ago a behavioral psychologist studying nausea accidentally spilled a vial of liquid nicotine on his arm. Within minutes, he felt nausea and nervousness -- classic symptoms of nicotine ingestion. From this experience was born the concept of the nicotine patch -- a skin patch that contains the nicotine equivalent of about half a pack of cigarettes. The nicotine is absorbed directly

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Meningococcal Disease – Student Health and Wellness Services

Details: The American College Health Association recommends that all college students under the age of 30 consider being vaccinated against meningococcal disease. The vaccine offers three to five years’ protection against one of the two strains most prevalent in the U.S. The vaccine is available at the College Health Center.

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Eating Disorder Treatment – Student Health and Wellness

Details: Students may be referred to the team by the Athletic Department, Health Services, Psychological Counseling Services, and through self-referral. For more information about the Eating Disorders Treatment Team call: Deborah Flynn, Director of Medical Services, x2206. Section Menu. Student Health and Wellness Services MENU.

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