health and counseling services

Health and counseling services at Baird Health & Counseling Center are available to all full-time CSC students. BHCC is licensed by the state of New Hampshire as an educational health facility. We believe in a holistic approach to students' healthcare.

Many physical symptoms or ailments are influenced by psychological or social problems and both areas need to be addressed in order to achieve optimum health. Providers from health and counseling work together at BHCC to support students' needs.

New Hampshire Health Facilities Licensing Patient's Bill of Rights

BHCC Notice of Privacy Practices and Student Rights

New Hampshire Mental Health Bill of Rights

Types of Services

Services available at BHCC include: evaluation and treatment of common acute and chronic health problems such as upper respiratory infections, strep infections, mono, gastrointestinal disorders, nutritional counseling including the treatment of eating disorders.

BHCC also offers well woman exams and contraceptive services including emergency contraception, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections including HIV testing and counseling, pregnancy testing and counseling. The center also provides services such as immunizations, stress management including evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorder, post traumatic stress syndrome and relationship problems.

The staff at BHCC is qualified to evaluate and treat most problems a student may have; however, if there is a problem we do not feel qualified to treat, there are a number of specialists in the area we refer to including the providers at New London Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and Concord Hospital.

Health Care Access

The health center has appointments Monday through Friday. In the event of an emergency or a problem which cannot wait until the health center is open, or occurs after hours, New London Hospital is 1 mile away and has 24 hour emergency services.

2015 Flu Clinics

Flu Shots are available through Baird Health and Counseling Center to students, staff, and faculty for $15. Flu shot clinics will be offered by BHCC in collaboration with the Student Nursing Association in the lower level of the dining hall on:

Wednesday, September 30 from 3:00-6:00PM
Wednesday, October 28 from 3:00-6:00PM

Release of Information

Release of information forms are necessary for transferring information to and from the Baird Health & Counseling Center and you. Your signed and completed release can be e-mailed to or faxed to the Baird Center at (603) 526-3453.

Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Health Information Form

If you have questions regarding services or referrals, please contact Baird Health & Counseling Center.

Short Term Absence or Withdrawal for medical or mental health concerns

Please note: Baird Health & Counseling Center does not provide excuses for routine illnesses, injuries, and mental health problems that may lead to missed classes, labs, exams, or deadlines. This longstanding policy resembles those of most other major universities and is consistent with the recommendations of the American College Health Association. Colby-Sawyer expects that students are honest with their professors regarding their ability to complete work, and professors are expected to work with students on these issues. Academic advising staff, the Director of Student Success and Retention, and the Persistence Committee are available to provide assistance to students or faculty members who have concerns about attendance issues.

For more information on short and long term absences from Colby-Sawyer, please refer to this policy: Short Term Absence / Administrative Withdrawal Policy

Student Disability Resources

Access Resources Office