Information about COVID-19 is changing rapidly, so please look at the CDC website for up-to-date news and more information about COVID-19, related travel advisories, and frequently asked questions.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health also has an updated resource page here.
Updated April 3, 2020
Health and Counseling Services hours are: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–12pm and 1–5 p.m.
After hours mental health or medical support is available by calling 413.559.5458 and choosing option #1 for mental health and #2 for medical advice for both on- and off-campus students. UMass University Health Services provides back up triage medical coverage when HCHCS is closed — call 413.577.5000.
Before coming to the Health Services building for appointments or to pick up a prescription, please call HCHS at 413.559.5458.
Hampshire College nurse practitioners will be on-site at Hampshire College for the semester and available for medical triage and telehealth visits by appointment for both on and off campus students. Respiratory assessment and COVID testing, if indicated, will be done safely on campus in an outside triage tent. Please call 413.559.5458 to schedule an appointment or to speak with a nurse practitioner about your symptoms and concerns.
Mental Health providers are available for telehealth by appointment for students who are living locally. For students who have moved out of the Pioneer Valley, we will support you in finding mental health care in your home community and help you with resources for self care. Please check here for more details about mental health care and resources.
Common Symptoms of COVID-19 are: fever, tiredness, dry cough, shortness of breath, weakness, nausea, diarrhea, loss of ability to smell and taste.
Symptoms may be mild, may develop over a few days, or come on suddenly and feel very much like having the flu or a common cold.
If you have concerns about illness or symptoms, please call to discuss with medical triage, either at Hampshire 413 559-5458 or with your medical provider at home. You will be directed to the appropriate health facility for your medical needs.
Do not walk into any health office without calling first or go into any public spaces in order to limit risk of exposure to others.
If you have severe symptoms, particularly severe difficulty breathing, call 911 for emergency response and an ambulance.