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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. 

Medical Services

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.

Counseling Services

Our mental health counselors and psychiatrists provide ongoing private and group counseling to support mental health needs and medication management as appropriate. 

Wellness Services

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. 

Contact Us

Schacht Center for Health and Wellness 21 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
General Phone 413-585-2800
Fax 413-585-4639
Appointment Desk 413-585-2250
After-hours Answering Service and Nurse 413-585-1260
Nurses’ Station 413-585-2813
Counseling Service (including after hours) 413-585-2840
Business Office 413-585-2800
Director’s Office 413-585-2806

Additional Helpful Contacts

Disability Services 413-585-2071
Campus Police  413-585-2490
Student Aid Society Anne White
Student Health Insurance Plan 800-456-3753
Cooley Dickinson Hospital Urgent Care Clinic 30 Locust Street
Nearby Pharmacies
(walking distance from campus)
Serio’s Pharmacy
63 State Street

CVS Pharmacy
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, 3–5 p.m.

After Hours

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.

Urgent Care

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.

Allergy Shots

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.

Health Insurance

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.

Questions related to waiving or accepting Student Health Insurance should be directed to Student Financial Services at 413-585-2530 or send an email to

Health Resources

A comprehensive guide to resources on general health, vaccines, LGBTQIA+ health and wellness, reproductive and sexual health, healthy relationships and more.