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Females can get STD tests for free without parental notification. This free test is for the three most common STDs including HIV.
Males can receive a free penile swab test which detects
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Free HIV tests are available as well. Urine testing is available but for the cost of about $80 which may or may not be covered by your insurance plan.
Testing for other diseases and infections is
availiable but lab work must be sent to North Adams Regional Hospital and lab fees will apply. However, don't let this deter you, because your insurance may cover it if deemed "medically necessary". It's worth it to pay.
The college employs a
Registered Dietitian to assist all students with eating disorders, general nutrition questions, or planning an appropriate diet. One need not have any eating disorders to use the nutritionist , it is an excellent place to go if you want to start eating better or getting in shape. It's free to get advice and guidance on this now and once you're out on your own it will be good to know what your body needs. For appointments or information contact x3717.
The health center employs a several therapists "with a wide range of experience, especially dealing with those issues that are familiar to the college-age population." The Counseling Center provides comprehensive psychological counseling to all students currently enrolled at Williams. The services include: psychiatric evaluations, short-term individual or group therapy, crisis interventions, and medication evaluation, treatment, and follow-up.
*Appointments are availiable Monday through Friday.
The Health center has a pharmacy for ailments like colds, headaches, sore throats, congestion, etc. These drugs are free; medication over the long term is not.
Birth Control: Condoms are
availiable. The oral contraceptive availiable is Cyclessa. The cost is $10.00 per cycle, which must be paid when the pills are received from the Health Center.
[http://wso.williams.edu/orgs/peerh/sex/safesex/mornaft.html Morning After Pill:]
The morning after pill is available at Health Services. If you get the morning after pill the nursing staff will want to talk to you about birth control methods.