Smith College Health Services provides accessible, quality medical care, mental health care and health education to Smith's diverse student population. As college health care professionals knowledgeable about developmental issues, we work with students in promoting their physical and psychological well-being. We collaborate with the larger college community, supporting students in accomplishing their educational goals.
At 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health contacted Smith College Health Services to notify them that a Smith faculty member had been diagnosed with measles and was currently hospitalized at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The faculty member taught one class on Monday, March 31, during a possible infectious period. The college confirmed that all students in the March 31 class were properly vaccinated and are considered immune. The college also immediately began working to determine which faculty and staff may have been in contact with the professor on March 31. Students, faculty and staff who may have been in contact with the professor have been contacted separately with further information. The college is working with and following the guidance of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Massachusetts public health info sheet on measles can be found at http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/factsheets/measles.pdf.
If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Jaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Health Services: Saturday and Sunday 413-585-1260; weekdays 413-585-2813.
No Charge for Office Visits
Any student, regardless of her insurance plan, may seek medical care or counseling at Health Services for no charge. Fees may be charged for ancillary services.
Flu Vaccine Available
Flu shots are available at Health Services: please call x2811 to schedule a visit with a nurse. The vaccine is $20 for both students and staff/faculty. We recommend all students consider receiving the vaccine.
While we strongly recommend you receive the meningitis vaccine, the State of Massachusetts permits you to waive receiving it. Meningitis Waiver Form
Information about these forms are on our Medical Forms page.
New Online Portal
Students can send and receive secure messages with health care providers on campus regarding confidential health information, schedule appointments for some types of visits, and access forms and information. To log on go to smith.medicatconnect.com and use your Smith network username and password.