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Health Center

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Want to learn how to improve your eating habits, get tested, talk to a counselor, or just get something to ease that brutal headache? The health center has a variety of resources, varying in quality.

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) /Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing

The health center provides HIV testing and counseling free of charge by appointment. People who get tested generally recieve counseling whether the result of the test is positive or negative and at the Health Center it includes:

  • Reliability of testing
  • Reasons for seeking testing
  • Risks and benefits
  • How one is notified of the results
  • Risky behaviors and prevention practices

Health Education

The college employs a certified nutritionist to assist all students and (presumably staff) with eating disorders, general health 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 sick 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 Ruth G. Harrison, Director of Health Services, x3166.

Psychological Counseling

The health center employs a therapist and several clinicians "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.