A team of professionals provides Deerfield students with comprehensive health care and counseling services at the Health Center, an accredited hospital facility. The medical services are staffed by a full-time physician and nurse practitioner and by registered nurses who are on duty 24/7. With a 10-bed inpatient facility and a busy outpatient clinic, the Health Center is well equipped to care for a majority of illnesses and injuries common to students. Our closest hospital is the Baystate Franklin Medical Center, a 93-bed community hospital with a medical staff of approximately 150 physicians, located five miles away in the town of Greenfield. Our tertiary care center and nearest Level 1 trauma center, the 650-bed Baystate Medical Center, is in Springfield, MA, 30 miles away.
Walk-in services at the Health Center are provided 24 hours per day by the nursing staff. Doctor’s appointments can be scheduled Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:30 pm.
The counseling services are located in the basement of the Health Center. The two doctorate-level counselors on staff provide individual counseling. Common themes in counseling include issues relating to social adjustment, emotional growth, and boarding school life.
A psychiatrist comes to the Health Center weekly to see students in the counseling office.
The Athletic Training Office is in the Athletic Center and is staffed by two full-time athletic trainers, who work with injured athletes. They coordinate a weekly Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Clinic staffed by an orthopedic surgeon from Greenfield.