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Health Services

Health Insurance

Required Health Information

Services Available

Health and Wellness Education

The Office of Student Health Services, located on the first floor of the MountainOne Student Wellness Center, provides health care for students. The health services staff functions as a team.  The clinical staff includes Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, a Physician and an Office Manager. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when fall and spring semester classes are in session. Gynecological assessment is available through the Office of Health Services. Necessary referrals to off campus specialists can be arranged through the office.

Emergency services are available at Berkshire Medical Center's Satellite Emergency Facility (SEF) in North Adams. The SEF has emergency diagnostic services, including CT scanning, X-Ray and Laboratory testing. In-patient services are available at world class Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. In case of a life threatening emergency or if you become ill after Health Services hours, call ext. 5100 and the Campus Police will assist you in getting medical attention. Students should bring a copy of their health insurance card with them when they visit Health Services to facilitate lab work, off campus health care, and the purchase of prescription medication.

Health Insurance

A health insurance policy providing basic health care coverage is required in order to attend MCLA. Coverage under an existing plan must meet guidelines mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MCLA sponsors a Student Health Insurance plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The Student Accounts Office will automatically bill for this insurance unless a waiver (proof of comparable policy) is completed.

Health Insurance Waiver
Health Insurance Enrollment

Massachusetts Required Immunizations

The Code of Massachusetts Regulations requires that all full-time (those taking 9 or more credits) undergraduate and graduate students under age 30 and ALL full and part-time Health Science students provide documentation of the following immunizations: 

  • 2 doses of live measles, mumps and rubella vaccine given at least one months apart beginning at or after 12 months of age.
  • 1 dose of Tdap within 10 years.
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine.
  • 2 doses of varicella vaccine (chickenpox) given at least four weeks apart beginning at or after 12 months of age OR evidence of having the disease.
  • 1 dose of meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine at age 16 or older.

Students born in the United States before 1957 may be considered immune to measles, mumps and rubella.  This exemption does not apply to students in a health science program who may be in contact with patients.  In the case of varicella, the student may provide a statement signed by a health care provider that the student has a reliable history of chickenpox disease.  Those born in the United States before 1980 may be considered immune to varicella, with the exception of students in a health science program who may be in contact with patients.  Exemption from measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and Hepatitis B vaccination is made for students presenting laboratory evidence of immunity (titers). Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine is required of all new students regardless of whether they are full or part-time. A waiver is available for meningococcal vaccine only. This waiver states that the student has reviewed the dangers of meningococcal disease and the risks and benefits of vaccine and chooses to decline the vaccination. Exemption from required vaccines is also accepted for students providing written documentation that he or she meets the standards for medical or religious exemption set forth in M.G.L. ch 76 s15. International students may be subject to additional requirements.

All students under the age of 30, and ALL Health Science students regardless of age, enrolled in 9 or more credits are required to submit all completed health forms and a copy of their most recent physical exam to Health Services prior to the students arrival on campus.


Services Available

Students are allowed unlimited visits with a Health Services provider.  No appointments are required, our visits are on a walk-in basis and there is no charge for services we provide.  Any student referrals for Emergency Room evaluation, x-rays or other laboratory testing sent to Berkshire Health Systems or any other outside community provider will be billed to your Health Insurance-copay and deductibles will apply. MCLA faculty and staff with minor complaints are also welcome to visit Health Services, knowing that the we work as an adjunct to, not a replacement for, your primary care provider.

Services provided include:

  • Acute care of minor illness or injury
  • Women's Health Care including Gynecologic Exams, Emergency Contraception, and Birth Control counseling
  • Prescriptions and select over the counter medications
  • Laboratory Testing
  • STI Assessment and Testing
  • PrEP HIV prevention medication
  • GARDASIL 9 vaccine
  • Wellness Programming
  • Barrier Express-confidential campus delivery system
  • Health Education
  • Smoking Cessation Referrals
  • Referral assistance to our local medical community

Health and Wellness Education

Student Health Services and the Wellness Center is a resource for health and wellness information and programming. Many informational events addressing a variety of topics are presented throughout the academic year by the staff of Health Services.  The annual spring, MCLA Wellness Fair, is a campus wide attended event that brings together health educators and health promotion information from the MCLA staff as well as the surrounding community. 


New Students Required Health Information

required health forms

A message to the community regarding COVID-19 Update

Health Resource Links


COVID-19 Update Mass DPH

CDC Self Checker/What If You Are Sick

Buoy Health: Check symptoms and Find the Right Care

Local COVID-19 BHS Update

Narcan Administration


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Travelers' Health

National Institutes of Health


Barrier Express

Tapestry Health

CDC Sexual Health

Title IX



USDA Choose my Plate

Smart Nutrition


Tobacco Free MCLA


Berkshire County Recovery Resource Guide



CDC Flu Map




Phone:   (413) 662-5421
Fax: (413) 662-5572


For emergency contact Public Safety: 413-662-5100


Health Services Staff

Paul Donovan, D.O.      College Physician

Jacqueline Krzanik       Director/Nurse Practitioner

Aimee Bullett-Smith     Nurse Practitioner

Christine Rodriguez      Registered Nurse        

Susannah McAllister     Office Manager


Self Care Information Sheets

Abdominal Pain
Bug Bites & Stings
Ear Aches
Emergency Contraception
Infected Piercing

Menstrual Cramps
Sore Throat
Strains and Sprains