New Student Resources
New for 2019: Submit Forms Online
We are excited to offer students the fast and convenient ability to submit all required immunization, health form and other confidential information online via our secure patient portal. We do not accept forms via email. You must submit forms via the patient portal, or by U.S. mail or fax.
Who We Are
We are a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to helping all students stay healthy and whole. We see students of all genders and identities, regardless of insurance, by appointment. We offer fun, informative workshops throughout the year.
We provide routine preventative health care such as sports and travel physicals; general check-ups; clearance exams for volunteer work or internships; reproductive and sexual health exams; contraception; and related health education. We offer problem-oriented care for sickness and injuries, nutrition consultation, and acupuncture services. We have a lab on site.
Our mental health counselors and psychiatrists provide ongoing private and group counseling to support mental health needs and medication management as appropriate.
Our wellness team provides one-on-one appointments and special workshops designed to help all students live full, balanced lives and find their own unique ways of thriving.
|Schacht Center for Health and Wellness||21 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
|After-hours Answering Service and Nurse||413-585-1260|
|Counseling Service (including after hours)||413-585-2840|
Additional Helpful Contacts
|Student Aid Society||Anne White|
|Student Health Insurance Plan||800-456-3753|
|Cooley Dickinson Hospital Urgent Care Clinic||30 Locust Street
(walking distance from campus)
63 State Street
90 Main Street
Academic Year Office Hours
|Pelham Medical Services||Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.|
|Medical Appointments||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m.–4:20 p.m.
Wednesday: 1–4:20 p.m. (nurse available 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.)
|Cooley Dickinson Laboratory at the Schacht Center||Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; 1:30–5 p.m.
No appointment necessary. Students must have a valid order for lab testing.
Students must pre-register their insurance before lab tests can be performed. Please call 413-582-2800 to pre-register. Students are responsible for any costs not covered by their insurance.
|Counseling Service||Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon, 1–4:30 p.m.|
|Wellness Services||Open Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–3 p.m.|
When the medical service is closed, a nurse is available for phone consultation: 413-585-1260. A counselor is available by phone: 413-585-2840. Urgent care is also available.
If the Schacht Center is closed, contact the after-hours nurse (413-585-1260) or counselor (413-585-2840) before seeking urgent care or going to the emergency room, if possible.
If needed, urgent care without an appointment is available at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and a number of area urgent care providers. Campus police can provide urgent transportation to Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
When College Offices Are Closed
When Smith academic and administrative offices are closed due to weather or other emergencies, the Schacht Center is closed. A nurse is available for phone consultation: 413-585-1260. A counselor is available by phone: 413-585-2840.
Medical and Counseling Services Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Please refer to our news announcement about Thanksgiving care for details.
The Schacht Center no longer offers allergy immunotherapy treatment, including injection or sublingual therapy, commonly referred to as allergy shots. In keeping with best practices for patient safety, students requiring allergy therapy are better served by local allergists.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ALLERGY SHOTS
We strongly encourage all students to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan. The plan provides comprehensive coverage on campus and throughout western Massachusetts. The plan is effective August 15–August 14 every year. All students are automatically enrolled in the plan, and must file a waiver with Student Financial Services to opt out.
A comprehensive guide to resources on general health, vaccines, LGBTQIA+ health and wellness, reproductive and sexual health, healthy relationships and more.