Health and counseling services at Baird Health & Counseling Center (BHCC) are available to all full-time 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.

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, 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.

Flu Shots are available through BHCC to students, staff and faculty for $15. Flu shot clinics will be offered by BHCC in collaboration with the Student Nursing Association during the fall semester.

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.

Release of Information

Release of information forms are necessary for transferring information to and from BHCC. Signed and completed releases can be e-mailed to bhcc@colby-sawyer.edu or faxed 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

BHCC 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. For information specific to withdrawals and concerns regarding short term absences, please contact the Office of Student Success and Retention. If not working with BHCC for care related to an extended absence, please forward information to BHCC@colby-sawyer.edu to keep health records current while at Colby Sawyer.

Important Health Resources

Resources about Mental Health and Suicide

Do you have little interest or pleasure in doing things?
Feeling down, depressed or hopeless?
Unable to sleep more the 6-8 hrs per night, or sleeping all the time?
These services can help:

  • Colby-Sawyer Baird Health and Counseling Center 603-526-3621
  • Colby-Sawyer Campus Safety – available 24 hrs 603-526-3300
  • Call 911 Emergency Services
  • Riverbend Community Mental Health - available 24 hrs -1-844-7-743-5748
  • Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire – available 24 hrs 1-866-841-6229
  • Headrest, Inc – available 24 hrs 603-448-4400
  • NAMI NH 1-800-242-6264
Resources for Victim/Survivors of Sexual Misconduct

As a victim/survivor of sexual misconduct or assault, you have four options: pursue the case through the State of N.H. Judicial; pursue the case through the college conduct system but not through state judicial system; to pursue the case via both the state and college systems; not to pursue the case via either the state or college process.
Resources that can help:

  • Colby-Sawyer Baird Health and Counseling Center 603-526-3621
  • Colby-Sawyer Campus Safety – available 24 hrs. 603-526-3300
  • Colby-Sawyer Student Development Office 603-526-3758+
  • Colby-Sawyer Title IX Coordinator 603-526-3758+

Student Disability Resources

Access Resources Office