Campus in the Fall

If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance, call Campus Police 413-542-2111or go to the In Case of Crisis page.  Below is an overview of both the professional and peer resources offered to students.  If you would like to find out what resources to refer a student to for a specific concern, please look under the For Students pages. 

Professional Resources

Counseling Center, Scott House

(413) 542-2354

Business hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

After hours: 24/7, by phone

If our office is open, we will help you make an appointment. If our office is closed, you will be able to speak with a licensed mental health counselor by phone.

Office of Student Affairs, Converse Hall 105

(413) 542-2337

8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

After hours a Dean on Duty can be reached 24 hours a day by calling 413-542-2111

Student Health Service, Keefe Health Center

(413) 542-2267

8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Wednesday during the academic year

When the Student Health Service is closed, students are eligible to use University Health Services (UHS) UMASS for urgent medical needs. They are open until 8pm Monday-Friday and 11:00 am - 5pm on the weekend during the academic year. Transportation can be provided by Amherst College Campus Police. 

If UHS is also closed, Cooley Dickenson in Northampton is the closest hospital.

Amherst College Health Insurance

Amherst College is pleased to offer our students the opportunity to enroll in an affordable, comprehensive health insurance plan for 2018-2019 policy year insured through BlueCrossBlueShield. Please click here for more information regarding this policy. 

Current subscribers needing information about your health insurance benefits please click here

Gallagher Insurance Contact:  / TOLL FREE: 800-379-6183

Health Education, Keefe Health Center

(413) 542-2760

8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday during the academic year

Mental Health Promotion, Keefe Health Center

(413) 542-5637

8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday during the academic year

Campus Police

(413) 542-2111 available 24 hours a day

Religious Life, Cadigan Center

(413) 542-8149

Check website for hours.

A religious advisor can be reached 24 hours a day in a mental health emergency through the Dean on Duty.

The Queer Resource Center/LGBTQIAA Student Services, Keefe Campus Center 213A

Check website for hours.

The Multicultural Resource Center, Campus Center

Check website for hours.

Student Support Network

Check website for future trainings and information.

Peer Resources

There are several peer resources dedicated to providing health and wellness education and responding to medical concerns, as well as 100 or so student organizations.  A few of particular relevance are highlighted below, and you may browse through the whole list at the student organization page.  

Off-Campus Resources

The sites below cover a range of mental health topics.  For resources related to a specific a specific mental health concern, please refer to the How to Help a Student pages.