Dear New and Returning Students,
With the COVID19 pandemic a part of your everyday life, it is of vital importance to understand how to attend to your health care needs when you arrive on campus.
Below are changes that have been made to start the fall semester in response to the COVID19 pandemic.
Routine COVID testing for students without any symptoms of illness will continue to be done at Alumni House. Please refer to Fall 2021 Health & Safety Protocols for most current testing requirements.
Accessing care at the Keefe Health Center is by appointment only. To book an appointment, call 413-542-2267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments at the Health Center will be largely routine, preventative care, and non-upper respiratory visits. Telehealth appointments are available and may be recommended by Health Services staff when appropriate. Upper respiratory and related sick visits will be seen at the Acute Care Clinic (see below).
ACUTE CARE CLINIC: The Acute Care Clinic is located on the first floor of Residence Hall A (Formerly Taplin). This clinic will be seeing students with respiratory illnesses including those with COVID-19 type symptoms. The clinic will also be seeing students with other acute care needs as well. Accessing care for the clinic will also be by appointment only. Call 413-542-2267 and you will be instructed how. External doors to the Acute Care Clinic will be locked.
CHECK-IN PROCEDURE: In-person appointments at the Health Center will be checked-in from outside of the buildings at the side entrance next to Moore Dorm. This will be done by mobile device. Appointments at the Acute Care Clinic will be checked-in from the tent near the clinic entrance. Please see New Check-In Procedures for additional instructions.
PRESCRIPTIONS: For those looking to access prescriptions from the Health Center, prescription pick up and drop off will be done from outside the Health Center on the porch accessed from the parking lot on the Residence Hall A (formerly Taplin Hall) side of the building. There will be signs clearly marking this area. Hours for prescription pick-up and drop off are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Wednesdays 10 am- 4:30 pm.
EMERGENCY CARE: Amherst College has its own 24-hour dispatcher. The emergency phone number is 413-542-2111. Please program this into your cell phone if you have one.
The Keefe Health Center Staff welcomes you to campus. Please let us know of any questions that you may have. We will work with you to preserve wellness and prevent illness as best we can during these challenging times. There will continue to be updates and changes. Please see our website for the most current information.