The Pelham Medical Services provides comprehensive medical services to address the needs of college students. There are no office visit charges for medical, mental health and wellness appointments. Our doctors, family nurse practitioners and registered nurses provide routine health and wellness 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 also provide problem-oriented care for sickness and injuries. Students with specific health needs may be referred to local specialists on an as-needed basis.
The Schacht Center’s Guiding Principles
Office visits are free of charge, while any labwork or diagnostic testing done outside of the Schacht Center may be billed to insurance and students will be responsible for any charges not covered by insurance. Please see the Fees section for additional information. Please call 413-585-2800 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are discouraged.
Available Medical Services
- Pre-participation physicals for athletics
- Follow-up care after injuries
- Health-related physicals and forms
- Medications and refills
- Laboratory services provided by Baystate Reference Labs
- Nursing advice available 24/7
- Assistance with community based referrals, including dental and vision
- Collaboration with campus community partners
Referrals to Off-Campus Providers
If you wish to see an off-campus health care provider, you may request a referral. Schacht Center staff can provide local recommendations or referrals for acupuncture, allergy testing, chiropractors, physical therapy or other medical specialists. There are many dental and vision care providers in the community.
Students with Smith College Health Insurance should note the following stipulations in using their insurance.
College Insurance for Off-Campus Care for Medical Care (Physical)
There is a co-payment for in-network medical office visits. Tests, labs, x-rays are subject to the annual deductible fee.
College Insurance for Off-Campus Care for Psychotherapy or Psychiatric Services
The Smith College Health Insurance Plan covers psychotherapeutic and psychiatric services; there is no co-pay for in-network providers. We encourage you to consult with us to help you find the right provider for your situation, since we are very familiar with the providers in the Northampton area. Referrals are not needed for off-campus mental health care (therapists or psychiatrists).
For students with private insurance: It is your responsibility to determine whether a referral is needed or an off-campus visit will be covered.
Contact Pelham Medical Services
Schacht Center for Health and Wellness
21 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063
9 a.m.–noon, 1–4:30 p.m.,
Medical Appointments & General Information
After-hours Answering Service & Nurse Advice
413-585-2800 (Option 1)