The Health Center Will Be Closed for Winter Break from 5 p.m. on Dec. 21 until 9 a.m. on Jan. 22
If you are in the area and need health care during winter break:
Emergency Care: For emergency care you should go to the nearest emergency room. If you are on campus, call 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.
Illness: For non-emergent medical care, you can visit one of the urgent care centers in the area:
MainLine Health Urgent Care Center in Wynnewood
306 E Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Premier Urgent Care
635 Conestoga Rd
For other referral information, check the physician referral center of Main Line Health or call 1(866)225-5654.
Counseling: If you are in the area and feel you need to see a counselor during break, you can make an appointment to be seen on a fee-for-service basis.
625 Montgomery Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Lower Merion Counseling Services
850 W. Lancaster Avenue 2nd floor
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Offices in Center City, Paoli, Wynnewood and University City
If you are on campus and you have a counseling emergency, you should contact BMC Campus Safety immediately at 610-526-7911 or proceed immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room for care.
- 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- 1-844-455-7455; via TTY 1- 800-799-4889 - Montgomery County Suicide and Crisis Hotline
- Text START to 741741- Crisis Text Line
The Health Center at Bryn Mawr College provides students with convenient, comprehensive care on campus, including:
- Nursing care available on a walk-in basis
- Same-day appointments Monday through Friday with a nurse practitioner or physician
- Gynecology appointments with a nurse practitioner
- Short-term counseling, psycho-education, crisis intervention with a licensed mental health professional
- Medication management with a psychiatrist
Cold and Flu Season is Here
Flu Shots are still available at the Health Center. Please come during our normal hours of operation.
Some preventive measures are:
- Receive a seasonal flu vaccine, available at Student Health Center
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand cleaners when soap and water not available
- Do not share utensils, drinks or personal care items
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and avoid close contact with anyone who is ill
Flu symptoms generally include:
- cough and/or sore throat
- fever greater that 100 degrees F
- fatigue and aches
Students experiencing flu-like symptoms can visit the Student Health Center for evaluation and treatment. Students are encouraged to get plenty of rest, drink fluids, wash your hands often, avoid close contact, cover your cough or sneeze
Additional Resource: Centers for Disease Control on the Flu