Health and Wellness Center

Regular Health and Wellness Center Hours

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment only. Call 610-526-7360 for a same day evaluation / appointment.


What to do if you need health care when the Health and Wellness Center is closed

  • To speak with a counselor, please call 610-526-7778You can use the MySSP app which is available free to all students. More information about MySSP can be found here and on the Counseling Services resources page
  • For medical issues, please call 610-517-4921 be connected with a medical provider.      

If you are on-campus and experiencing a medical or mental health crisis, urgent care is available 24 hours a day. Contact Campus Safety (610-526-7911) for transportation to Bryn Mawr Hospital Emergency Room. Remember that in a true emergency situation, you should seek treatment at the hospital emergency room. Finances can be worked out later, if necessary.

Urgent Care Centers Near Campus 

AFC Urgent Care Havertown                                         CVS MinuteClinic
115 W Eagle Rd                                                               1218 E. Lancaster Ave
Havertown Pa 19083                                                        Bryn Mawr PA 19010 
484-452-9400                                                                   610-519-1920                     

Main Line Health Urgent Care–Wynnewood               Tower Health Urgent Care
306 Lancaster Ave #200                                                 635 Conestoga Rd 
Wynnewood PA 19096                                                    Villanova PA 19085
484-565-1293                                                                  610-710-4444


Abortion Care

Despite the Dobb's Decision of June 2022 in which the Supreme Court reversed a person's Constitutional right to abortion, abortion care remains legal in Pennsylvania. There are many resources listed below to provide information regarding abortion care. If you would like to make an appointment to speak to someone in Medical Services for further information, please contact us at 610-526-7360 and ask for a confidential appointment with the GYN Nurse Practitioner. Or you may also email Beth Kotarski at bkotarski@brynmawr.edu.

Below are some resources for your assistance:






Covid Information

Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 | HHS.gov

COVID-19 Testing Information. Low or no-cost testing is available at select pharmacies and local health centers: Local independent pharmacies; Walgreens; Walmart in partnership with Quest Diagnostics; Find a health center near you.


  • Any individual who tests positive (regardless of vaccination status) must isolate in their room/apartment for a minimum of five full days from the positive test or the onset of symptoms. Asymptomatic individuals may return to campus after five days of isolation. Symptomatic individuals may return after 5 days when they have seen sustained improvement of symptoms day-to-day and they have been fever-free for more than 24 hours.  Even after the period of isolation, all individuals will be required to wear masks at all times when around others until they are 10 days from the positive test or the onset of symptoms.  After 10 days, all individuals can return to campus unless they are not feeling well enough to do so. If a student does not improve or worsens at any point during the first 5 days of isolation, they should remain isolated and seek additional health guidance by contacting Health Center at 610-526-7360. 
  • Isolating students may wear a high-quality mask and go outside for a small portion of each day to retrieve food or medicine/medical care as needed.
  • Students are free to leave their isolation on the morning of the 6th day after their positive test or start of symptoms, whichever is first. They should continue to wear a mask until day 10.
  • Any questions after the Health Center is closed, should be deposited with Team Health at 610-517-4921 and someone from Medical Services will follow up the next business day. 
  • Students experiencing an urgent health concern or health emergency should contact Campus Safety immediately at 610-526-7911 for immediate assistance.

Information On Obtaining Free Rapid Covid Tests From Your Local Retail Pharmacies



Additional Crisis Resources:

Free Mental Health Support is available for all currently enrolled BMC students on or off campus through MySSP. 

Watch this short video to learn more about MY SSP!  App Language Settings Available in: English, Spanish, French, Korean, Arabic, Mandarin, and Cantonese (Simplified Chinese chat).

For those outside the U.S. and Canada, here is information on avoiding international dialing fees while using MySSP abroad. Information about use abroad can also be found in the app.


Additional Counseling Resources

To reach the Health and Wellness Center during normal hours of operation (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), please call  610-526-7360 to speak to a receptionist. See below for online self-scheduling options. 

The Health and Wellness Center’s hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) 

  • Students can access the Medical Services in-person by appointment.   
  • The Counseling Service provides counseling and psychiatry via tele-counseling using a HIPPA compliant platform.   

Please call  610-526-7360 to schedule an appointment. There are no walk-in or drop-in hours because of our wish to keep staff and students safe. 


GYN services include Education, Counseling, and Screenings on: Please call the Health and Wellness Center for questions or an appointment.

  • Contraception (birth control) including prescription refills
  • Pregnancy Testing and Options Counseling 
  • Sexual Wellness, including Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) testing and treatment 
  • Cervical Cancer screening (begin at age 21) 
  • Breast and chest health care
  • Pelvic exams
    • Abnormal or heavy discharge that itches, burns, has an odor, or causes you discomfort 
    • Irregular menstrual cycles or menstrual bleeding concerns
    • Menstrual cramps that cause you to miss school or work 
    • Painful penetration

The following counseling appointments can also be self-scheduled through the patient portal (click on the "Appts" tab):   

  • First Visit: Brief Counseling Assessment (required for new and returning students, including those who would like to schedule with a staff Psychiatrist)
  • Case Management (for help with referrals, insurance questions, finding providers off campus, etc.)
  • Drug and Alcohol Assessments
  • Re-enrollment Appointments (for students returning from a leave of absence)
  • Groups and Workshops   

After hours when the Health and Wellness Center is closed:  

  • For medical issues, please call 610-517-4921 be connected with a medical provider.  
  • To speak with a counselor, please call Protocall at 610-526-7778.   
  •   If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call Campus Safety at 610-526-7911

Counseling Services Billing/Waiver

  • Students can be seen for 10 (per academic year)counseling/psychiatric sessions at no charge. The fee for sessions beyond the 10th is $75.00.
  • Beginning at the 11th session, invoices of counseling fees can be submitted to the student’s health insurance provider for possible reimbursement. 
  • Students can view and print invoices for counseling fees on their Medicat Student portal.
  • For students who have United Health Care through BMC, counseling costs are covered 100%. Students only need to complete a United Health Care claim and submit this form to United Health Care. 
  • No student is ever denied needed care due to financial hardship. If you have questions or concerns about costs, please talk with your counselor about a fee waiver.  

View Bryn Mawr College's coronavirus information page.

In Response to Racial Violence

The BMC Health and Wellness Center grieves the relentless series of violence toward Black individuals and communities. This race based violence adds to the already overwhelming chaos and stress of the current pandemic. We strongly oppose discrimination, hate, and intolerance and stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, and staff.

Prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination have a relentless impact on mental health, physical health, and well-being. Many reactions can ensue from these events, such as fear, anger, and grief. Below there are resources you can connect with to process how systems of oppression and traumatic events impact your feelings, beliefs, and identities.

Although supporting our students who feel directly impacted by racism is paramount, we also strongly advocate for the antiracist education and allyship of all students, faculty, and staff. We hope that the resources below resonate with members of the BMC community as ways in which we can both support those who are hurting and join together to facilitate a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

Resources for Black Individuals and Communities

Black Lives Matter: Toolkits
Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders
Discrimination: What It Is and How to Cope
Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color
Filling Our Cups: 4 Ways People of Color Can Foster Mental Health and Practice Restorative Healing
Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself
Healing Justice is How We Can Sustain Black Lives
NAMI: African American Mental Health
Proactively Coping with Racism
Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress
Racism Recovery Steps
Recovering Emotionally From Disaster
Talking about Race: Self-Care
Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media is Enough

Antiracism Resources

103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
Antiracism Learning Opportunities through Enrich Chicago
Detour-Spotting for White Antiracists
Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders
Harvard Implicit Bias Test
How to Talk to Kids about Race: Books and Resources That Can Help
How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism
Talking About Race: Being Antiracist
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Books on Antiracism

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Books on the Experience of Racism

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown


Local Urgent Care Centers

Local Pharmacies

Local COVID-19 Testing Sites

Student Information Number

Students: Health related concerns, Call Team Heath 610-517-4921 when the Health and Wellness Center is closed. Mental health concerns, Call Protocall  610-526-7778.  when the Health and Wellness Center is closed.  

Reggie Jones, Associate Dean of Health and Wellness

Reggie (she/her) is a Bryn Mawr College alumna, licensed clinical social worker, and educator. She was born in South Carolina and grew up in North Philadelphia.