Quality Care and Protection
Health & Counseling provides skilled and compassionate services to the Anna Maria student community. Whether it’s the flu, personal concerns, anxiety or general health questions, our combined goal is to provide quality care to our students and meet their health care needs. Health & Counseling provide medical services and psychological counseling.
Cost for services received on campus are covered under the full-time tuition fee. Insurance information may be necessary for further treatment outside of Health & Counseling, such as lab work, prescriptions, and/or hospital referrals. Students needing further testing or care, will be referred to UMass Memorial Medical Center (one of two locations) or St. Vincent Hospital, both located in Worcester.
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The Health Service at Anna Maria College supports students’ well-being and success by assisting them in maintaining good physical and emotional health. We believe in a holistic approach to health and our goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. The office provides information on disease prevention, programming tools for optimizing a healthy lifestyle and provides care for acute and minor illnesses and injuries.
For the time being, in person appointments will not be held at Health Services. The office is providing telephone referral to local health care resources as needed. In addition, students will also be referred to his/her PCP for direct medical care.
Students are required to submit all required health records to Health Services, in accordance with Massachusetts DPH and Anna Maria College policy. This includes submission of documentation showing evidence of a recent physical exam (within one year of admission to Anna Maria) and all required immunization records. Anna Maria uses Medicat as its electronic health record tool and students must register with Medicat. Information about the required health documentation and how to register with Medicat can be found on our web page. Please note that students who do not have a complete health record will not have access to the services available through Health Services.
The Health Service is staffed by a registered nurse (Amy Bouvier, RN) and care is coordinated with an MD (Dr. Leonard Waice) who is on campus one morning a week. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30, and the office is closed from 12/Noon-1pm. To speak with our nurse, please call (508) 849-3315, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office manager, Judy Pingitore, is also available to answer non-medical questions. She can be reached at (508) 849-3315 or email email@example.com. In the event of an emergency, please call Public Safety at (508) 494-9010 or 911.
The Anna Maria Counseling Service is available to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in classes. While college is an exciting time, it can also naturally present students with unexpected challenges. Additionally, these uncertain times can further have an impact on mental health. The Counseling Service is available to assist and support student’s emotional health and wellbeing as they navigate their college experience during this unique time. At the current time, Counseling Services anticipates continuing with mostly tele-therapy sessions to begin the fall semester. There may be incidents when an in person session is deemed safe and/or necessary by the service.
The Counseling Service is staffed by licensed mental health clinicians. The counseling service provides short term individual counseling to assist with a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and stress. Our goal is to assist student in achieving emotional balance and health as well as academic success. We also assist in facilitating referrals to local providers for students who would benefit from longer term counseling or prefer to be seen off of campus. For students that reside out of our geographical area, clinicians will connect students with resources in their local area.
The Counseling Service is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm. For the time being, we ask that students call ahead for an appointment rather than walking into the office. For emergencies after hours, students can reach out to residence life staff or contact Anna Maria Campus Safety at (508) 494-9010 or call 911.
There is no cost to services received through Counseling Services. If a student is referred to a resource off campus, it is generally handled through the student’s health insurance.
All counseling appointments are confidential. All information about attendance and the content of counseling sessions cannot be shared without the written permission of the student. Exceptions include when a student poses a threat of harm to self or others.