Health and Wellness Services
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At Williston, we believe that physical and emotional wellness is an integral part of academic, professional, and personal success and fulfillment. In 2013 we are launching new initiatives to encourage our entire campus community to reach higher levels of personal health, well-being, and satisfaction.
We are located in the White House at 15 Payson Avenue, across from the Williston Theatre.
We’ve recently had a face lift and look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Regularly scheduled clinic hours are:
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Class Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Non-class Saturdays: 11:00 a.m.-noon.
Sundays: 11:00 a.m.-noon and 6:00-8:30 p.m. (for check-ups and medication dispensing).
Drop-in visits are welcome during these times. We encourage students to come see us during free periods.
Our staff includes registered nurses with years of experience in pediatric, emergency, student, and community health care.
The staff includes Director of Health and Wellness Services, Kerry-Beth Garvey, RN, MSN; Nursing Coordinator, Carrie Meyers RN; Lindsay Hanford RN; Kathy Hunter RN; and Kathy Vincent RN.
The school doctor and Medical Director, Peter Elsea, M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is on the staff of Cooley Dickinson Hospital in nearby Northampton, MA.
Our counseling staff consists of Benjamin Thompson, LICSW, BCD and Dana Weaver, Ph.D. Mr. Thompson and Ms. Weaver are available to students by appointment and on an as-need basis. Students can make appointments through Health and Wellness Services. These services are available when school is in session during the academic year at no initial cost to the student. Broad categories of psychological services are available.
How to Reach Us
A nurse may be reached at extension 3234 through the switchboard during office hours.
When Health Service is not open a nurse is always on call. Students and faculty may reach the nurse by dialing the Health Service at (413) 529-3911. Nurses are available 24/7 while school is in session.
Director of Health and Wellness Services, Kerry-Beth Garvey, RN, MSN, and the Nursing Coordinator, Carrie Meyers, RN, may be reached from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (413) 529-3234.
Lindsay Hanford, RN, Kathy Hunter, RN, or Kathy Vincent, RN, cover evenings, weekends, and holidays while school is in session. They may be reached by dialing (413) 529-3911.
Visits to Health and Wellness Services are for students only. Nursing staff visits do not require an appointment and are at no cost. Drop-in hours are during regular office hours.
Appointments to see the school doctor or a counselor are booked through the Health and Wellness Center. Medical appointments with the school doctor are billed to the student’s insurance company
Initial counseling visits are at no cost. Some cost may be associated with routine follow up visits.
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