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Health and Wellness Center

The Health and Wellness Center will close for Summer break Saturday May 14th at 2pm, and will reopen Wednesday August 24th at 9am. If you are on campus and need services, please see our resources below:

  • For medical and COVID-19 issues, please call 610-517-4921 be connected with a medical provider.  
  • To speak with a counselor, please 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.   

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 RoomRemember that in a true emergency situation, you should seek treatment at the hospital emergency room. Finances can be worked out later, if necessary.

During Summer break, the Health & Wellness Center will be available to answer questions for incoming students and health forms Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-12pm (610-526-7509). 

 

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

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

 

Covid-19 Guidance for Students Who are Residing on Campus for Summer 2022:

What to do if you experience Covid-19 symptoms over the summer when the Health and Wellness Center is closed:

  • If you feel ill and believe you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should get tested.

Testing resources close to campus can be found here:

https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

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

Alabama 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.

www.hhs.gov

  • 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 Team Health at 610-517-4921. 
  • 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 should be deposited with Team Health at 610-517-4921 and someone from Medical Services will be in touch. 
  • Students experiencing an urgent health concern or health emergency should contact Campus Safety immediately at 610-526-7911 for immediate assistance.

 

 

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.

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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 via telehealth and in-person by appointment.   
  • The Counseling Service provides counseling and psychiatry via telecounseling 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. 

For student COVID-19 test results: download the Aura App from Google Play or Apple App Store (contact Beth Kotarski with questions). 

How to time your coronavirus test before travel:

  • Check individual, National, Regional and State health department websites regarding coronavirus regulations and testing instructions for entering that destination.
  • Check website regulations regarding coronavirus for travel on airlines, train lines and bus lines.
  • There are several options for testing:  Urgent Care Centers, some pharmacies, and pop up testing sites. Check the Bryn Mawr College Health and Wellness website for more information on testing sites.
  • It is important to keep in mind that many testing sites require a pre-scheduled appointments for testing.  Call ahead and to schedule.  Be sure to ask before scheduling a test, what time frame the result will be produced.

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 and COVID-19 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 up to 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
Common Coping Strategies
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
Liberate Meditation App (by and for people of color)
NAMI: African American Mental Health
Proactively Coping with Racism
Racial Trauma is Real
Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress
Racism Recovery Steps
Recovering Emotionally From Disaster
Supporting Kids of Color in the Wake of Racialized Violence
Talking about Race: Self-Care
Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media is Enough
Tips for Supporting Each Other
We Heal Too

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
Expressive Writing Prompts to Use if You’ve Been Accused of White Fragility, Spiritual Bypassing, or White Privilege
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
Resources for Educators Focusing on Antiracist Learning and Teaching
Talking About Race: Being Antiracist
Toolkit for Teaching about Racism
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Books on Antiracism

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Books on the Experience of Racism

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
This Bridge Called My Back, Writings by Radical Women of Color edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

 


Local Urgent Care Centers

Local Pharmacies

Local COVID-19 Testing Sites


Student Information Number

Students: Health/Covid 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.