The following services are available at the Keefe Health Center:

  • Acne treatment, including Isotretinoin
  • Acute illness and injury care
  • Athletic injury care and pre-participation clearance exams
  • Allergy shots and immunizations including flu shots, HPV, travel vaccines
  • Chronic illness care
  • Diabetes care
  • Eating disorder assessment and treatment
  • Eye health services (in conjunction with University Health Services at UMass)
  • Laboratory testing (in conjunction with University Health Services at UMass)
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Prescription pick-up (delivery from UMass Amherst pharmacy)
  • Radiology including x-ray and other imaging exams (through University Health Services at UMass and Cooley Dickinson Hospital)
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health consults, men’s and women’s health exams, pap smears, STI testing, PrEP, contraception information and prescriptions, Emergency Contraception, in house pregnancy testing and referrals
  • Study abroad medical forms
  • Suturing “stitches”
  • Transgender care
  • Travel medicine consults
Services Covered by Tuition

A student’s medical and mental health care is covered by tuition, if it is provided by the Amherst College staff. Listed below are the services available:

  • Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse care, including gynecologic care
  • Injections for allergies and travel (there is a fee for travel vaccines)
  • Nutrition consultations
  • Health education programs
  • Minor laboratory tests performed at the Keefe Health Center
Services with Additional Cost
  • Pharmacy: Most insurance plans, including the college plan managed by Gallagher Student Health, require a co-payment for prescriptions. Prescriptions written by the Amherst College medical staff can be filled through the Health Center (during the semester) or at any local pharmacy. 
  • Eye Care: Examination by the optometrist at University Health Services or other local optometrists
Services Not Covered by Tuition

Health care that cannot be provided by the Keefe Health Center staff is not covered by tuition. Examples are as follows: 

  • Hospital emergency room care
  • Most surgical procedures
  • Specialty consultation
  • Ambulance transportation
  • Dental emergencies and routine dental care
  • Physical therapy
  • X-ray, ultrasound, MRI and CAT scans
  • Laboratory tests that are performed off campus